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Vocabulary Unit 10 (without images)

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accrue
v to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
annotation
n a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
n a state or scene of uproar and confusion
covert
adj hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret
debonair
abj pleasant, courteous, smooth and polished
dun
v to demand insistently, especially in payment of debt; n. a creditor; adj. Dark, dull, drab, dingy
efficacious
adj effective; producing results
equanimity
n calmness, composure, refusal to panic
fortuitous
adj accidental, occurring by a happy chance
gist
n the essential part, main point, or essence
gratuitous
adj freely given' not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
imperious
adj overbearing, arrogant; seeking to domainate; pressing, compelling
invective
n a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language
motley
adj showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors
munificent
adj extremely generous, lavish
procrastinate
v to delay, put off until later
provocative
adj tending to produce a strong feeling or response
recondite
adj exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
reprobate
n a depraved, vicious or unprincipled person
sedentary
adj characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place
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