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English Vocab. Unit 9

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allocate
to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute; allot, assign
ardent
very enthusiastic, impassioned, intense
assiduous
persistent, attentive, diligent
brash
prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
capricious
subject to whims or passing fancies
chastise
to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction, to scold severely
copious
abundant, plentiful, wordy, verbose
deviate
to turn aside; to stray from a norm; one who departs from a norm; differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional
emaciated
unnaturally thin
exult
to rejoice greatly
gnarled
knotted, twisted, lumpy
indemnity
a payment for damage or loss
inkling
a hint; a vague notion
limpid
clear, transparent, readily understood
omnipotent
almighty, having unlimited power or authority
palatable
agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption
poignant
deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
rancor
bitter resentment or ill-will
sophomoric
immature and overconfident; conceited
spontaneous
arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance