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Chp 11 Vocab

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Allude
to refer to casually, S: suggest, hint at
Clairvoyant
Supernaturally perceptive or one who possesses extrasensory powers, S: insightful, discerning, A: blind, unseeing
Conclusive
Serving to settle an issue, S: decisive, convincing, A: unsettled, provisional
disreputable
not respectful or esteemed, S: disgraceful, shady, A: honest, respectable
endemic
native or confined to a particular region or people, S: indigenous, restricted, A: alien, foreign
exemplary
worthy of imitation or commendable behavior, S: praiseworthy, meritorious, A: infamous, notorious
fathom
to understand or get to the bottom of something, S: grasp, comprehend
Guile
treacherous, cunning, or deceit, S: trickery, duplicity, A: candor, artlessness
integrity
honesty or high moral standards, S: rectitude, probity, A: dishonesty, corruption
itinerary
a route or guidebook for travels, S: schedule, program
misconstrue
to interpret wrongly, S: misjudge, misinterpret
Obnoxious
highly offensive or arousing strong dislike, S: disagreeable, hateful, A: agreeable, pleasing
placate
to appease or soothe, S: satisfy, mollify, A: vex, irk
placid
calm or peaceful, S: undisturbed, tranquil, A: stormy, agitated
plagiarism
passing off or using one's own writing for your own, S: piracy, theft
potent
powerful or highly effective, S: mighty, formidable, A: weak, inept
pretext
a false reason or deceptive excuse, S: pretense, cover
protrude
to stick out, or thrust forth, S: project, jut out
stark
harsh or unrelieved, S: sheer, downright, A: bright, cheerful
superficial
on or near the surface, S: skin-deep, insubstantial, A: deep, profound