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Unit 2 Vocabulary

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Adroit
skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind, clever, deft, dexterous, slick
Amicable
peaceable, friendly, congenial, neighborly, cordial
Averse
having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling, disinclined, loath
Belligerent
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike, aggressive;
(n.) one at war
Benevolent
kindly, charitable, benign, well-meaning
Cursory
hasty, not thorough, quick, superficial, perfunctory
Duplicity
treachery, deceitfulness, fraud, double-dealing, chicanery
Extol
to praise extravagantly, glorify, applaud, acclaim, hail
Feasible
possible, able to be done, workable, practicable, viable
Grimace
(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v) to make a wry face
Holocaust
a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering conflagration, devastation, annihilation
Impervious
not affected or hurt by, impenetrable, resistant, proof against
Impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus, incentive, spur
Jeopardy
danger, risk, hazard, peril
Meticulous
extremely careful, fastidious, painstaking, fussy
Nostalgia
a longing for something past; homesickness
Quintessence
the most typical example, paragon, exemplar
Retrogress
to move backward, revert, degenerate, decline
Scrutinize
to examine closely, inspect, pore over
Tepid
marked by an absence of interest, halfhearted, wishy-washy