English Vocab Unit 9

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Auxiliary

Giving assistance or support; a helper, aid

Candid

Frank, sincere; impartial; unposed

Cubicle

A small room or compartment

Drudgery

Work that is hard and tiresome

Envoy

A representative or messenger (as of a government)

Escalate

To elevate; to increase in intensity

Expedient

A means to an end; advantageous, useful

Feign

To pretend

Flair

A natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style

Grievous

Causing sorrow or pain; serious

Heterogeneous

Composed of different kinds, diverse

Horde

A vast number (as of people); a throng

Impel

To force, drive forward

Incredulous

Disbelieving, skeptical

Inscribe

To write or engrave; to enter a name on a list

Monologue

A speech by one actor; a long talk by one person

Prognosis

A forecast of the probably course and outcome of a disease or situation

Rasping

With a harsh, grating sound; a harsh sound

Repugnant

Offensive, disagreeable, distasteful

Scuttle

To sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; a pail

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