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20 terms

English 2 pre-ap Unit 10

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acquiesce
to accept without protest; to agree or submit
allure
to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
askew
twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
blithe
cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
contentious
quarrelsome, inclined to argue
covet
to desire something belonging to another
crestfallen
discouraged, dejected, downcast
disheveled
rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
exponent
one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets
garrulous
given to much talking, tediously chatty
insuperable
incapable of being overcome
lamentable
to be regretted or pitied
misnomer
(n.) an unsuitable or misleading name
profess
to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
respite
a period of relief or rest
retribution
a repayment; a deserved punishment
sinuous
winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
sonorous
full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
vanguard
the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
wastrel
(n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing