Vocab Unit 8 6/1


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animosity (n)
1. strong dislike
2. bitter hostility
apathy (n)
1. a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
apprehensive (adj)
1. fearful or anxious, especially about the future
commend (v)
1. to praise, express approval
2. to present as worthy of attention
3. to commit to the care of
compatible (adj)
1. able to get along or work well together
2. capable of use with some other model or system
condolence (n)
1. an expression of sympathy
consecrate (v)
1. to make sacred, hallow
2. to set apart for a special purpose
decrepit (adj)
1. old and feeble
2. worn-out, ruined
deride (v)
1. to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
ingenuous (adj)
1. innocent, simple
2. frank, sincere
multifarious (adj)
1. having great variety
2. numerous and diverse
obsolete (adj)
1. out-of-date, no longer in use
omnivorous (adj)
1. eating every kind of food
2. eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
parsimonious (adj)
1. stingy, miserly
2. meager, poor, small
quandary (n)
1. a state of perplexity or doubt
recalcitrant (adj)
1. stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
reprisal (n)
1. an injury done in return for injury
revel (v) (n)
1. to take great pleasure in
2. a wild celebration
stultify (v)
1. to make ineffective or useless, cripple
2. to have a dulling effect on
suave (adj)
1. smoothly agreeable or polite
2. pleasing to the senses

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