20 terms

Vocab unit 2


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Adroit -adj
Skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
Amicable -adj
Peaceable, friendly
Averse -adj
Having a deep seated distaste; opposed, unwillling
Beliigerent -adj, n
Given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; one at war, one engaged in war
Benevolent -adj
Kindly, charitable
Cursory -adj
Hasty, not thourough
Duplicity -n
Treachery, deceitfulness
Extol -v
To praise extravagantly
Feasible -adj
Possible, able to be done
Grimace -n, v
A wry face, facial disorientation; to make a wry face
Holocaust -n
A large scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
Impervious -n
Not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
Jeopardy -n
Meticulous -adj
Extremely careful; particular about details
Nostalgia -n
A longing for something past; homesickness
Quintessence -n
The purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
Retrogress -v
To move backward; to return to an earlier condition
Scrutinize -v
To examine closely
Tepid -adj
Lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
Impetus -n
A moving force, impulse, stimulus