english 1 vocab units 1 and 2

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glib

adj- speaking or spoken with little thought or sincerity

verbosity

adj- the use of more words than necessary

articulate

adj- expressing oneself effectively and clearly

polemic

n- an argument or dispute, often attacking a specific question

eloquent

adj- vividly expressive, fluent, expressed clearly

trek

v- to make one's way arduously, journey

anguish

n- extreme pain, distress, or anxiety

annihilation

n- complete destruction

ruse

n- a trick or lie

ferocity

n- having extreme fierceness

petitioned

v- to make a request, especially a formal written request

succinctly

adv- quickly but well done

harangues

n- a speech addressed to a public assembly, a ranting speech or writing, a lecture

indifference

n- unbiased

garrulous

adj- excessively talkative, especially about unimportant topics

histrionics

n- overly dramatic behavior or speech for effect

laconic

adj- using few words to express much, concise

effusive

adj- showing more feeling than necessary

bravado

n- a false show of bravery

trite

adj- lacking freshness because of overuse

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