9th grade vocabulary quiz #5

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amazon

a large, strong, aggressive woman

iconoclast

an attacker of traditional or cherished beliefs, institutions, ideas

sardonic

mockingly bitter or scornful; sarcastic

supercilious

scornfully looking down on others; disdainfully superior

nemesis

an agent of revenger punishment; difficult or unbeatable opponent; something incapable of being achieved or overcome; cause of one's downfall or undoing

procrastinate

to put off until later

panacea

remedy for all desires, sufferings, troubles

capricious

changeable, unpredictable

introvert

one who is concerned mainly with self-examination and one's own inner life rather than with others

extrovert

one whose interests and thoughts are mainly with other people and things outside oneself rather than with one's own inter life

benediction

a blessing, especially at the end of a religious service

benevolent

desiring to do good; kind; generous

beneficiary

a person who receives benefits

benefactor

a person who gives help or financial aid

beneficence

goodness, kindness

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