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Vocabulary for Success Course 1- Lesson 9

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amass
(v.) collect for oneself; pile up; accumulate; gather
apprehensive
(adj.) fearful about something that might happen; uneasy; anxious
deplete
(v.) empty completely or partially; drain; exhaust; lessen
enigma
(n.) something puzzling or hard to explain; mystery; riddle; puzzle
fathom
(v.) get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly; interpret; penetrate
gullible
adj.) easily tricked or cheated; credulous; naive
imminent
(adj.) about to take place; at hand; impending; threatening; near
increment
(n.) something added; increase; addition; raise
initial
(adj.) occurring at the beginning; first; introductory
lavish
(adj.) very generous in giving or spending; prodigal; profuse; unstinting
legible
(adj.) capable of being read; easy to read; readable; decipherable
melancholy
(adj.) in a gloomy state of mind; sad; depressed; heavyhearted
obligatory
(adj.) legally or morally binding; mandatory; required
ordeal
(n.) extremely difficult experience that tries one's character or endurance; trial; test
paltry
(adj.) of little or no value; cheap; shoddy; trivial; picayune
stalemate
(n.) situation in which no action can be taken; deadlock; tie; draw
tension
(n.) mental or emotional strain; suspense; anxiety; stress
unscrupulous
(adj.) acting without strict regard for what is right; lacking in moral principles; unprincipled; concienceless
vicinity
(n.) surrounding area or region; neighborhood; locality
vivacious
(adj.) full of life and spirits; lively; sprightly; active