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20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 2

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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-seeted 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 prase extravagently
feasible
(adj.) possiblem able to be done
grimace
(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry face
holocaust
(n.) a loarge-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 perfect example
retrogress
(v.) to move backward; to retrun to an earlier condition
scrutinize
(v.) to examine closely
tepid
(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusisastic, marked by an absence of interes