Vocab Unit 2

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adroit

(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind

amicable

(adj.) peaceable, friendly

averse

(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling

belligerent

(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (n.) one at war, one engaged in war

benevolent

(adj.) kindly, charitable

cursory

(adj.) hasty, not thorough

duplicity

(n.) treachery, deceitfulness

extol

(v.) to praise extravagantly

feasible

(adj.) possible, able to be done

grimace

(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry face

holocaust

(n.) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering

impervious

(adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

impetus

(n.) a moving force, impulse, stimulus

jeopardy

(n.) danger

meticulous

(adj.) extremely careful; particular about details

nostalgia

(n.) a longing for something past; homesickness

quintessence

(n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

retrogress

(v.) to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

scrutinize

(v.) to examine closely

tepid

(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

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