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English Vocab 10

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Acquiesce
(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
Allure
(v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
Askew
(adj., adv.) twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
Blithe
(adj.) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
Contentious
(adj.) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
Covet
(v.) to desire something belonging to another
Crestfallen
(adj.) discouraged, dejected, downcast
Disheveled
(adj.) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
Exponent
(n.) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised
Garrulous
(adj.) given to much talking, tediously chatty
Insuperable
(adj.) incapable of being overcome
Lamentable
(adj.) to be regretted or pitied
Misnomer
(n.) an unsuitable or misleading name
Profess
(v.) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
Respite
(n.) a period of relief or rest
Retribution
(n.) a repayment; a deserved punishment
Sinuous
(adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
Sonorous
(adj.) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
Vanguard
(n.) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
Wastrel
(n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing