Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 2

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accost

to approach and speak first

animadversion

a comment indicating strong criticism

Avid

desirous of something to the point of greed

brackish

having a salty taste

Celerity

swiftness

devious

straying from a straight or direct course

gambit

any opening move

halcyon

calm, peaceful

histronic

theatrical, pertaining to actors

indendiary

deliberately setting fires

maelstrom

a great whirlpool

myopic

nearsighted

overt

open, not hidden

pejorative

tending to make worse

propriety

the state of being proper

sacrilege

improper or disrespectful

summarily

without delay, briefly

suppliant

asking humbly and earnestly

talisman

an object that serves as a charm

undulate

to move in waves or a wavelike motion

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