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20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 9

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auxiliary
giving assistance or support; a helper, aid
candid
frank, sincere; impartial; unposed
cubicle
a small room or compartment
drudgery
work that is hard and tiresome
envoy
a representative or messanger (as of government)
escalate
to elevate; to increase in intensity
expedient
a means to an end; advantageous, useful
feign
to pretend
flair
a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style
grievous
causing sorrow or pain
heterogeneous
composed of different kinds, diverse
horde
a vast number (as of people); a throng
impel
to force, drive forward
incredulous
disbelieving, skeptical
inscribe
to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list
monologue
a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
prognosis
a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
rasping
with a harsh, grating sound; a harsh sound
repugnant
offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
scuttle
to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; a pail