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Pride and Prejudice List 4

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acme
n. highest point of achievement
awry
adv. askew; turned away from the correct direction
bane
n. persistent annoyance; source of ruin
cite
v. to quote an authourity
crux
n. central point
dire
adj. having horrible consequences
dupe
n./v. easily deceived person/ act of deceiving
eke
v. to get something with great effort
elite
n. best, most skilled or superior group or member of a group
gibe
v. to make taunting remarks
maim
v. to disable/disfigure
mete
v. to distribute/allot
moot
adj. something no longer of significance
oust
v. to eject or force from a position
purge
v. to purify; clear a person of a charge or sin
roil
v. to displease or disturb
sham
n. a fake or impostor
staid
adj. dignified/proper
veer
v. to swerve; turn away from a direction or course
vie
v. to complete; strive for superiority