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20 terms

unit 6 vocab

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accede
(v.) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
brandish
to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
comprise
(v.) to include or contain; to be made up of
deft
Skillful, nimble
destitute
deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
explicit
definite, clearly stated
extirpate
to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
inopportune
(adj.) coming at a bad time; not appropriate
ironic
suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
musty
(adj.) stale, moldy; out-of-date
officious
meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
ominous
unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
pinnacle
(n.) a high peak or point
premeditated
(adj.) considered beforehand, deliberately planned
rampant
(adj.) growing without check, running wild
solace
(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console
stately
(adj.) dignified, majestic
supple
(adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
suppress
(v) to stop by force, put down
venal
(adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption