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English vocab quiz list 8 2/20/18

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abject
Being of the most hopeless, miserable kind OR
Of the most contemptible kind
Aloof
seeming uninterested or uninvolved, standing off or keeping one's distance
Analogous
Comparable, having similar features
Ascertain
To discover or to make certain
Edification
The improvement of the mind and understanding, especially by learning
Febrile
Of or relating to fever; feverish
Guileless
Innocent, naive, unable to deceive
Impregnable
Strong enough to resist, withstand attack;
Not to be overcome
Inconspicuous
Not attracting attention; not easily or quickly noticed
Inscrutable
Of an obscure, mysterious nature
Interminable
Having no limits; seeming to never end
Pilfer
To steal in small quantities
Sanguine
Cheerfully optimistic, of a ruddy (glowing) complexion and good humor
Tacit
Understood without being expressed vocally or directly
Vehement
Expressing strong, forceful feelings
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