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Wordly Wise 3000 Book 10 Lesson 5

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acrimony
bitterness or sharpness of temper, manner, or speech; hostility
affinity
attraction for someone or something with which one feels a closeness or kinship
ambivalent
having mixed, often opposing, feelings about something or someone; indecisive
cessation
a stopping, either final or temporary
emaciated
very thing or wasted away, especially from lack of nourishment; scrawny
enclave
a distinct region or community enclosed within a larger territory
engender
to bring into being, to produce
exacerbate
to make more severe, bitter, or violent
illicit
not allowed, improper, or unlawful
indigenous
naturally living or growing in a certain area; native
inexorable
not to be persuaded, stopped, or moved by entreaty or plea; relentless
infatuated
filled with excessive, shallow, or foolish love or desire
insatiable
never satisfied; greedy
poignant
painfully moving, affecting, or touching
proselytize
to convert someone to a faith, belief, or cause