Stutts. Honors 11. Vocab 4.

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Vacillate

alternative or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive

Vacuous

having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence

Voracious

wanting or devouring great quantities of food

Writhe

make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body

Xenophobe

one who has an unreasonable fear of foreign things or people

Zenith

the highest point reached be a celestial or other object

Abide

accept or act in accordance with; tolerate

Abject

extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading

Abstruse

difficult to understand; obscure; complex

Belligerent

hostile and aggressive; ready to start a war

Bequeath

leave to a person in will; hand down from one generation to another

Beseech

ask urgently and reverently to do something

Chagrin

distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated

Charlatan

a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud

Chicanery

the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose

Depravity

moral corruption

Deprecate

express disapproval of; belittle

Despondent

in low spirits from loss of hope or courage; unhappy, depressed, or discouraged

Elocution

the skill of clear and expressive speech, esp. of distinct pronunciation and articulation; the way language is spoken

Eloquence

the ability to speak forcefully and express-fully

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