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20 terms

Vocab 1

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ameliorate
become better: make better: improve;enhance.
detriment/detrimental
injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage./harmful; damaging.
harmony/harmonious
peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquillity; concord./friendly;amicable.
impediment/impede
something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle./interfere with or slow the progress of; hinder; obstruct.
indolent/indolence
disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle; lethargic./idleness; laziness.
parsimonious
unduly sparing in the spending of money;stingy; miserly; tightfisted.
reticent/reticence
inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative; reserved./restraint in communicating.
retort
answer; reply sharply or angrily./ quick, witty, or sharp reply; answer.
subvert
overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine.
tractable
easily led, taught, or controlled; yielding; docile; amenable.
ebullient/ebullience
overflowing with enthusiasm; exuberant; effervescent; high-spirited; vivacious./ exuberance.
exhort
arouse by words; advise srongly; urge.
finicky
excessively concerned with trifles or details; hard to please; fussy; particular; fastidious; persnickety.
gall (n.)
brazen boldness; nerve.
inane
lacking significance or sense; pointless; silly; insipid; jejune; vapid.
Occident
west; countries of America and Europe.
peruse/perusal
read; look at fairly attentively; study./reading; study.
spurn
thrust aside with disdain or contempt; reject.
stipend
fixed pay for services; salary; regular allowance awarded a scholarship winner.
wane
decrease in power or size; dwindle; decline; sink.