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Vocabulary Unit 10

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Adept
(adj) thoroughtly skilled; (n) an expert
Aspire
(v) to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, to ascend
Bleak
(adj) bare, dreary, dismal
Chide
(v) to blame, scold
Despicable
(adj) worthy of scorn, contemptible
Diminutive
(adj) small, smaller than most others of the same type
Emancipate
(v) to free from slavery; to release or liberate
Erroneous
(adj) incorrect, containing mistakes
Exploit
(v) to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit; (n) a feat, deed
Extemporaneous
(adj) made or delivered on the spur of the moment
Impair
(v) to make imperfect, damage, harm
Invincible
(adj) not able to be defeated, unbeatable
Languid
(adj) drooping; without energy, sluggish
Mire
(n) mud; wet, swampy ground; a tough situation (v) to get stuck
Obtrusive
(adj) forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out
Preamble
(n) an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
Render
(v) to causse to become; to perform; to deliver officially; to process, extract
Rugged
(adj) rough, irregular; severe, stern; strong; stormy
Skeptical
(adj) inclined to doubt, slow to accept something as true
Slipshod
(adj) untidy in dress, personal habits; careless, sloppy