Unit 7 Level H + Supplemental

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Abeyance

(n.)a state of being temporarily inactive

Ambivalent

(adj.) having opposite feelings about someone or something

Beleaguer

(v.) to trouble, harass

Carte blanche

(n.) full freedom to act at one;s own discretion

Cataclysm

(n.) a sudden upheaval

Debauch

(v.) to corrupt morally, seduce

Eclat

(n.) a great brilliance

Fastidious

(adj.) hard to please

Gambol

(v.) to jump about playfully

Imbue

(v.) to soak thoroughly

Inchoate

(adj.) just beginning

Lampoon

(n/v.) to ridicule

Malleable

(adj.) capable of being altered

Nemesis

(n.) an unbeatable rival

Opt

(v.) to make a choice

Philistine

(adj/n.) hostile to cultural and artistic values

Picaresque

(adj.) characteristic of clever rogues/adventurers

Queasy

(adj.) nauseated or uneasy

Refractory

(adj.) stubborn

Savoir-faire

(n.) ability to do the right thing in any situation

Metonymy

(n) A figure of speech in which not the literal word by one associated with it is used, as sword for war; the kettle boils

Ancipital

(m) Double-faced

Disseminate

(v) to diffuse; scatter abroad

Raptorial

(m) adapted to seize prey

Spurious

(m) not genuine

Anachronism

(n) An error in the order of time

Insouciance

(n) indifference; lack of concern

Libidinous

(m.) having impure thoughts

Ostentatious

(m) gaudy

Captious

(m) faultfinding

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