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20 terms

English 11 Lessons 9 & 10

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abridge
verb. to shorten the number of words; to condense
emendation
noun. revision; alteration
finality
noun. the condition of being complete
garrulous
adj. talkative
impromptu
adj. extemporaneous
invoke
verb. to call upon a higher power
lucrative
adj. profitable; producing great wealth
shrew
noun. a bad-tempered woman; a mouse-like creature
supercilious
adj. haughty; aloof; conceited
verbose
adj. unnecessarily wordy in writing
bolster
verb. to prop up; noun. a pillow
expletive
noun. profanity; swearing
furor
noun. a rage; an uproar; a craze
idiomatic
adj. vernacular; relating to a particular group
intangible
adj. not able to be touched
affable
adj. friendly, sociable, kind
reciprocate
verb. to return in kind
subterfuge
noun. deception; a subversive plot
tawdry
adj. cheap in a tacky way; gaudy
wistful
adj. wishful; musingly sad