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20 terms

Unit 11 Book C

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Appease
(v.) to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy; to yield to
Belated
(adj.) late, tardy
Calamitous
(adj.) causing great misfortune
Cite
(v.) to quote; to mention; to summon to appear in court; to commend, recommend
Conventional
(adj.) in line with accepted ideas or standards; trite
Decoy
(v.) to lure into a trap; (n.) a person or thing used to lure into a trap
Delve
(v.) to dig; to search deeply and thoroughly into
Ensue
(v.) to follow in order, come immediately after and as a result
Gallantry
(n.) heroic courage; respect and courtesy; an act or statement marked by a high level of courtesy
Impart
(v.) to make known, tell; to give, pass something on
Judicious
(adj.) using or showing good judgment, wise, sensible
Mediate
(v.) to bring about an agreement between persons or groups, act as a go-between; (adj.) occupying a middle position; indirect, acting through an intermediary
Milieu
(n.) the setting, surroundings, environment
Outlandish
(adj.) strange, freakish, weird, foreign-looking; out-of-the-way, geographically remote; exceeding reasonable limits
Overbearing
(adj.) domineering, haughty, bullying; overpowering, predominant
Pert
(adj.) high-spirited; lively; bold, saucy; jaunty
Quirk
(n.) a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn
Regale
(v) to feast, entertain agreeably
Shiftless
(adj.) lazy, lacking in ambition and energy; inefficient
Taint
(n.) a stain or spot; a mark of corruption or dishonor; (v.) to stain or contaminate