20 terms

Unit 11 Vocab

Orange Vocab
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brevity
n. shortness
comport
v. to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
concise
adj. expressing much in a few words
demure
adj. sober or serious in manner, modest
depreciation
n. a lessening in value; a belittling
deteriorate
v. to lower in quality or value; to wear away
divulge
v. to tell, reveal; to make public
enlightened
adj. free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding
forestall
v. to prevent by acting first
garble
v. to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible
proponent
n. one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
quaver
v. to shake, tremble; to trill
recoil
v. to spring back, shrink; n. the act of springing back
recoup
v. to make up for, regain
reek
n. an unpleasant smell; v. to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression
relentless
adj. unyielding, harsh, without pity
rivulet
n. a small stream
squander
v. to spend foolishly, waste
staccato
adj. detached or disconnected in sound or style
statute
n. a law