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20 terms

English ch. 7 vocab

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adieu
"farewell"
advent
an arrival; a coming into place or view
apex
the highest point
assimilate
to absorb fully or make ones own; to adopt as ones own; to adapt fully
bogus
false, counterfeit
exorbitant
unreasonably high; expensive
interim
the time between; temporary, coming between two points
inundate
to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size
malign
to speak evil of, slander; evil
meander
to wander about, wind about; a sharp turn or twist
metropolis
a large city; the chief city of an area
momentous
very important
obstreperous
noisy; unruly, disorderly
pensive
thoughtful; melancholy
perilous
dangerous
shoddy
a poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship
sprightly
lively, full of life; spick, flavorful
surly
angry and bad-tempered; rude
tirade
a long, angry speech, usually very critical
vagrant
an idle wanderer, tramp; wandering aimlessly