Vocabulary Power Plus Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Exercises for Higher Achievement — Book G, Lesson Seven

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badger

to harass persistently; to annoy

benevolent

showing, doing, or resulting in good; kindhearted

elapse

to slip by, as in time

fitful

stopping and starting intermittently

genre

a category; a type

haven

a place of safety; a sanctuary

immaterial

of little or no importance; irrelevant

innate

possessed from birth; inborn; inherent

kindle

to set fire to; to catch fire; to arouse feelings; to stir emotions

listless

lacking energy; unenthusiastic

meager

lacking abundance; inadequate; scanty

octogenarian

someone between eighty and eighty-nine years old

permeate

to spread or flow through; to penetrate

republic

a government in which citizens elect officials to represent them

tether

a rope or chain to restrain; to use a rope or chain to restrain

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