Unit 1 Vocabulary Words

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acquisitive

concerned with acquiring wealth or property

arrogate

to claim or take without right

banal

hackneyed or commonplace

belabor

to work on excessively

carping

tending to find fault

coherent

holding or sticking together

congeal

to change from liquid to solid

emulate

to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model

encomium

a formal expression of praise

eschew

to avoid, shun

germane

relevant

insatiable

so great or demanding as not to be satisfied

intransigent

refusing to compromise

invidious

offensive, hateful

largesse

generosity in giving

reconnaissance

a survey made for military purposes

substantiate

to establish by evidence

taciturn

habitually silent or quiet

temporize

to stall or act evasively in order to gain time

tenable

capable of being held or defended

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