Vocab 1 List
skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind (adj) Ex: The fire dancer showed adroit technique by swirling the enflamed batons.
having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling (adj) Ex: I am averse to ankle bones.
given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive (adj); one at war, one engaged in war (n) Ex: I believe my brother will join the army one day because he has a belligerent way of solving problems.
kindly, charitable (adj) Ex: I felt benevolent at church when my friend and I turned in the money we made at our lemonade stand.
hasty, not thorough (adj) Ex: I raised through the test in a cursory manner and therefore missed many questions.
treachery, deceitfulness (n) Ex: The persons duplicity in everyday life lead me to lose all trust for them.
to praise extravagantly (v) Ex: I extol anyone who follows their dreams and never gives up.
possible, able to be done (adj) Ex: Thanks to modern science it is feasible to walk on the moon.
a wry face, facial distortion (n) ; to make a wry face (v) Ex: After the book fell onto my foot I could not help but grimace.
a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering (n) Ex: A genocide is a holocaust.
not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance (adj) Ex: Serial killers are impervious to others emotions.
a moving force, impulse, stimulus (n) Ex: I can not wake up with out an impetus.
extremely careful; particular about details (adj)
the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example (n)
lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest (adj)
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