Vocabulary Power Plus Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Exercises for Higher Achievement — Book H, Lesson Eleven

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adversary

an opponent or enemy

capricious

subject to impulse, whim, or unpredictability

cumbersome

difficult to handle due to weight or size

exacerbate

to increase the severity of; to aggravate

hierarchy

a structure of rank, especially the highest positions

insatiable

impossible to satisfy

meander

to wander aimlessly; to follow a winding course

overt

open and observable; not concealed or hidden

piety

a state of devotion and reverence, especially to a supreme being or family

rebut

to offer opposing arguments or evidence

squabble

to argue noisily over petty things; a noisy argument over a petty matter

treachery

the intentional betrayal of trust; a specific intentional betrayal of trust

validate

to confirm as official, legal, or legitimate

ambulatory

able to walk

cacophony

harsh, strident sound

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