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17 terms

Wordly Wise 10 Lesson 5

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Acrimony
bitterness or sharpness of temper, manner, or speech; hostility (n.)
Acrimonious
marked by strong resentment or cynicism (adj.)
Ambivalent
having mixed, often opposing, feelings about something or someone; indecisive (adj.)
Ambivalence
mixed feelings or emotions (n.)
Cessation
a stopping, either final or temporary (n.)
Emaciated
very thin or wasted away, especially from lack of nourishment; scrawny (adj.)
Enclave
a distinct region or community enclosed within a larger territory (n.)
Engender
to bring into being, to produce (v.)
Exacerbate
to make more severe, bitter, or violent (v.)
Illicit
not allowed, improper, or unlawful (adj.)
Indigenous
naturally living or growing in a certain area; native (adj.)
Inexorable
not to be persuaded, stopped, or moved by entreaty or plea; relentless (adj.)
Infatuated
filled with excessive, shallow, or foolish love or desire (adj.)
Infatuation
foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration (n.)
Insatiable
never satisfied; greedy (adj.)
Poignant
painfully moving, affecting, or touching (adj.)
Proselytize
to convert someone to a faith, belief, or cause (v.)