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Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 10

Unit 10 Level D
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Adept
(adj.) thoroughly skilled; (n.) an expert
Aspire
(v.) to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly; to ascend
Bleak
(adj.) bare, dreary, dismal
Chide
(v.) to blame; scold
Despicable
(adj.) worthy of scorn, contemptible
Diminutive
(adj.) small, smaller than most others of the same type
Emancipate
(v.) to free from slavery; to release or liberate
Erroneous
(adj.) incorrect, containing mistakes
Exploit
(v.) to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit; (n.) a feat, deed
Extemporaneous
(adj.) made or delivered on the spur of the moment
Impair
(v.) to mak imperfect, damage, harm
Invincible
(adj.) not able to be defeated, unbeatable
Languid
(adj.) drooping; without energy, sluggish
Mire
(n.) mud; wet, swampy ground; a tough situation; (v.) to get stuck
Obtrusive
(adj.) forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out
Preamble
(n.) an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
Render
(v.) to cause to become; to performed; to deliver officially; to process, extract
Rugged
(adj.) rough, irregular; severe, stern; strong; stormy
Skeptical
(adj.) inclined to doubt; slow to accept something as true
Slipshod
(adj.) untidy in dress, personal habits, etc.; careless, sloppy