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ATSS Vocab Unit 10

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abrasive
(adj) causing irritation; sharply disagreeable
cadence
(n), a rhythmic flow of sounds or words
capricious
(adj) subject to whims or passing fancies
clandestine
(adj) secret, concealed; underhanded
fracas
(n) a noisy quarrel or brawl
harangue
(n), a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; (v), to lecture (someone) at length in an aggressive and critical manner
implore
(v): to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy
imprudent
(adj), lacking discretion or self restraint
obsolete
(adj) out-of-date, no longer in use
opulent
(adj) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
pretext
(n) a false reason, deceptive excuse
purse
(v), (with reference to the lips) to pucker or contract, typically to express disapproval or irritation
raspy
(adj), harsh or grating; irritable
temerity
(n) fearless daring, boldness
tentative
(adj) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
virulent
(adj) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
volatile
(adj), explosive or potentially explosive
warily
(adv) cautiously, with great care
wan
(adj), looking unnaturally or sickly pale
woebegone
(adj), worn down by hard use or grief
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