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Vocab Unit 10
Terms in this set (20)
(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
While I did not want to go to the show with Laura, her begging eventually caused me to acquiesce.
(v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
The woman's allure was her floral perfume that captivated the man's senses
(adj., adv.) twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
I've tried straightening out the poster three times, but it still looks askew.
(adj.) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
The rebellious teenager was blithe about her failing grades.
(adj.) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
The author wrote a contentious novel which caused a great deal of unrest.
(v.) to desire something belonging to another
The Bible says a man should not covet another man's wife.
(adj.) discouraged, dejected, downcast
After losing comrades in battle, several crestfallen soldiers cried in their tents.
(adj.) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
Everyone was shocked the homeless man did not look more disheveled and unclean.
(n.) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets
Once homeless Janice is now a successful businesswoman and exponent for ending homelessness.
(adj) given to much talking, tediously chatty
Desperate for peace and quiet, Amanda told the garrulous man sitting next to her to "Shut up!"
(adj.) incapable of being overcome
No matter how hard the kitten tried, it could not face the insuperable challenge of climbing back down the tree.
(adj.) to be regretted or pitied
Few events are as lamentable as an attack on innocent people by terrorists.
(n.) an unsuitable or misleading name
Since Fred is very skinny, calling him Fat Fred is indeed a misnomer.
(v.) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
Although Mitch wrote a ballad to profess his love for Cara, he knew his words would not be taken seriously.
(n.) a period of relief or rest
Gardening is the perfect hobby for those who need respite from hectic city life.
(n.) a repayment; a deserved punishment
Since the killer had murdered my husband, I found it fitting retribution that he be electrocuted.
(adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
According to the treasure map, the cave is located at the end of the sinuous path that winds up the mountain
(adj.) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
Even without a microphone, the singer's sonorous voice filled the entire room.
(n.) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
As soon as the residents of the village saw the vanguard of the king's forces heading their way, they ran and hid.
(n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing
Since Bill is a wastrel, he spends most of the day in bed.
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