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23 terms

Unit 13, 14, 15 Final Exam

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antipathy
(n.) a strong dislike, hostile feeling
compassion
(n.) sympathy for another's suffering; pity
decorum
(n.) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
exuberant
(adj.) high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant
implacable
(adj.) not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding
innocuous
(adj.) harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
sedate
(adj.) quiet, settled, sober; (v.) to administer a tranquilizer
stipulate
(v.) to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
acclimate
to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
complacent
self-satisfied, overly content
concur
to express agreement, approve
defamation
slander or libel
grotesque
unnatural, distorted, bizarre
renounce
to give up or resign something
zealous
eager, earnest, devoted, ardent, fervent, devout
alacrity
a cheerful readiness, brisk and eager action
antithesis
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
disparage
to belittle, speak slightingly of, to undervalue
droll
amusingly odd
magnanimous
generous in forgiving,above small meanness
mandatory
required, obligatory
rescind
to repeal, cancel
vivacious
lively, sprightly, full of energy