Summer Vocab #2

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surmount

get on top of

infraction

(n.) a breaking of a law or obligation

expedite

(v.) to make easy, cause to progress faster

ulterior

adj. 1. regarding the future; 2. undisclosed

futile

(adj.) not successful, failing to have any result; useless; unimportant, frivolous

deplete

(v.) to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly

astute

(adj) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom

diplomatic

adj. having to do with official relationships between countries or governments; tactful

emote

v. to dramatically express emotions

fawn

(v) to flatter or praise excessively

fraud

n. a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain

jilt

v. to reject or cast off

pictorial

adj. pertaining to, expressed in, or of the nature of a picture

rift

(n.) a split, break, breach

terminus

n. The final destination or goal of a journey or endeavor; the finishing point

eclectic

(adj) composed of elements drawn from various sources

bog

n. wet spongy ground formed of decaying vegetation

assonance

repetition of the same vowel sounds in different words, e.g., I'm glad you were mad and had a bad day.

urban

adj. relating to the city

wallow

v. to roll about lazily, in or as if in water, snow or mud; to revel

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