20 terms

Unit 2 English 10

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adroit
adj. skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
amicable
adj. peaceable, friendly
averse
adj. having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
belligerent
adj. given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; n. one at war, one engaged in war
benevolent
adj. kindly, charitable
cursory
adj. hasty, not thorough
duplicity
n. treachery, deceitfulness
extol
v. to praise extravagantly
feasible
adj. possible, able to be done
grimace
n. a wry face, facial distortion; v. to make a wry face
holocaust
n. a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
impervious
adj. not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
impetus
n. a moving force, impulse, stimulus
jeopardy
n. danger
meticulous
adj. extremely careful; particular about details
nostalgia
n. a longing for something past; homesickness
quintessence
n. the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
retrogress
v. to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
scrutinize
v. to examine closely
tepid
adj. lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
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