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20 terms

Vocabulary Lessons 11 & 12

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precarious
ADJECTIVE
unsafe; insecure; uncertain; dangerous
devastation
NOUN
destruction; desolation
vulnerable
ADJECTIVE
easily injured or hurt physically or emotionally; open to criticism or attack
besiege
VERB
to crowd around in order to ask for favors; to overwhelm; to enclose with armed forces
wreak
VERB
to inflict (as vengeance or punishment) ; to express (as anger or hatred)
perseverance
NOUN
the act or habit of holding to a course of action or belief; persistence; steadfastness
autonomy
NOUN
independence; the condition of having self-government
wane
VERB
to decrease gradually; to decline in power, importance, or size
inclement
ADJECTIVE
without mercy; rough or stormy; harsh
latitude
NOUN
freedom; scope
balmy
ADJECTIVE
mild and pleasant; soothing
facsimile
NOUN
an exact reproduction or copy, in telecommunications , also called a fax
ADJECTIVE
duplicate
vigilant
ADJECTIVE
alert; wary; watchful
commence
VERB
to begin; to initiate; to start
archaic
ADJECTIVE
no longer in general use; old-fashioned; belonging to an earlier period; ancient
invincible
ADJECTIVE
not to be overcome; unconquerable
beguile
VERB
to cheat or deceive; to mislead by tricking or cheating
appease
VERB
to soothe or pacify, especially by giving in to demands
pretext
NOUN
a false reason concealing a real one; an excuse
espionage
NOUN
spying

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