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20 terms

Level E Unit 14

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alacrity
(n.) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
alleviate
(v.) to relieve, make more bearable
antithesis
(n.) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
appall
(v.) to fill with dismay or horror
bellicose
(adj.) warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
disparage
(v.) to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue
dissonant
(adj.) not in harmony; disagreeing at odds
droll
(adj.) amusingly odd
edict
(n.) an order issued by someone in authority
elucidate
(v.) to clarify, explain
laud
(v.) to praise
loll
(v.) to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop
loquacious
(adj.) talkative, wordy; fond of talking
magnanimous
(adj.) generous in forgiving, above small meanness
mandatory
(adj.) required, obligatory
nondescript
(adj.) ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
phlegmatic
(adj.) slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional
rescind
(v.) to repeal, cancel
vivacious
(adj.) lively, sprightly, full of energy
whet
(v.) to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager