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30 terms

WW1-10

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Avid
Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed. Eager, enthusiastic.
brusque
Abrubt in manner or speech; gruff.
Concise
Short and to the point
Demean
To cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in the reputation or character. Degrading
Despicable
Deserving contempt or scorn
Emulate
To try to equal; to imitate
Evoke
To call forth; to produce. To bring to mind, often by suggestion. Creating something again, especially through the imagination.
Excruciating
Very painful
Inaugurate
To install in office with a formal ceremony. To begin officially or mark the opening of. The act of installing in office.
Pervade
To spread throughout. Spreading throughout
Proprietor
An owner of a store or other business
Pseudonym
A fictitious name used by an author; a pen name
Rebuff
To reject bluntly. To drive back. A blunt rejection. An abrubt setback in progress.
Resilient
Capable of recovering quickly from misfortune. returning quickly to an original shape or condition. The ability to recover. The ability to spring back.
Turbulent
Chaotic; unruly. stormy; tempestuous. Great disturbance or agitation. Rapid changes in wind speed and direction in the atmosphere.
abrasion
A wearing away or rubbing away by friction. A scraped or worn area. Causing wear by rubbing. Harsh or rough in manner; irritating.
clad
clothed or covered
corroborate
to provide evidence to make more certain; to confirm
cursory
done in a hurry and with little attention to detail
dehydrate
to remove the water from. To become dry; to lose water from. The state of being dehydrated.
derive
To take or receive from a source. To obtain through reasoning.
electrify
to wire or equip with electric power. To thrill or shock
endeavor
To attempt earnestly. A serious, earnest effort toward a goal.
gingerly
cautious; very careful. With extreme care or concern.
Grimace
to make a face expressing feelings of pain, disgust, or contempt. A facial expression that seems to express pain, contempt or disgust.
gruesome
causing shock or horror
inventory
a list of possessions or goods on hand. The stock of goods on hand. To make a complete list of.
simulate
To take on the qualities of another; to imitate. To pretend. Made to look genuine while being artificial.
succumb
To give up or give in to; yield. To cease to exist; to die
surmise
To suppose something without sufficient evidence. A guess.