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10 terms

Vocabulary Lesson 9

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shrew
a mouselike animal that eats insects; a bad-tempered, nagging woman.
lucrative
profitable; producing money or wealth
garrulous
talking too much, especially about unimportant things
abridge
to shorten the number of words; to condense
verbose
wordy; using or containing more words than necessary
invoke
to call upon a higher power for assistance; to ask or appeal for; to call forth
finality
the quality or condition of being complete or settled; conclusiveness
impromptu
without previous thought or preparation; spontaneous
supercilious
showing scorn and haughtiness; disdainful; aloof or conceited
emendation
a correction; a change in a written text