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24 terms

English Vocab Week 2

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accost
to greet first
adroit
clever, skillful
avid
enthusiastic
cajole
coax, wheedle
enhance
to make greater
fabricate
to make up a lie
felon
criminal
furtive
sly
gesticulate
to use lively gestures
hapless
unlucky
intrepid
courageous
irate
angry
laconic
concise, pithy
nuance
shade of difference
plethora
overabundance
pretext
an excuse
reticent
uncommunicative
rudimentary
basic, elementary
throng
great number of people
vigilant
alert
the sword of damocles
any threatening danger
pyrrhic victory
an expensive conquest
a wet blanket
spoilsport
to beard the lion
defy an opponent in his home