vocabulary unit 2

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banter

(v.) to exchange playful remarks, tease; (n.) talk that is playful and teasing

gingerly

(adj., adv.) with extreme care or caution

minimize

(v.) to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before

incognito

(adj., adv.) in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity; (n.) the state of being disguised; a person in disguise

detriment

(n.) harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage

oblique

(adj.) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct

congested

(adj. part.) overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess

invalidate

(v.) to make valueless, take away all force or effect

avowed

(adj. part.) declared openly and without shame, acknowledged

legendary

(adj.) described in well-known stories; existing in old stories (legends) rather than in real life

durable

(adj.) sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time; (n. pl.) consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years

glut

(v.) to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing; (n.) an oversupply

antics

(n. pl.) ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions

enterprising

(adj.) energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination

frugal

(adj.) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager

maim

(v.) to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate

bountiful

(adj.) giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly

veer

(v.) to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve

venerate

(v.) to regard with reverence, look up to with great respect

wanton

(adj.) reckless; heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals; (n.) a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals

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