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Vocabulary Energizers Chapter 8

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zealous, ardent
extremely active, eager, devoted
candid, uninhibited
honest, truthful, straightforward
posthumous, post-mortem
occurring after death
enthrall, captivate
charm, fascinate, please greatly
parasite, sycophant
plant or animal that lives on or in another and feeds off this other's body; a person receiving support without giving anything useful or meaningful in return
chagrin, mortification
humiliation, disappointment, irritation
cant, jargon
insincere talk; special language of a social class, trade, or profession
ephemeral, transitory
short-lived, fleeting, lasting a very short time
dexterous, adroit
skillful, clever
sinister, malevolent
threatening, wicked, evil
bilingual
able to use two languages equally, or nearly equally, well; pertaining to, speaking, or written in two languages
bigamy
marriage to two people at the same time
biped
two-footed animal
bilateral
having or concerning two side, parties, countries, etc.
bifocals
eyeglasses with lenses that have two sections for correcting both close and distant vision