Vocab Unit 9 6/8

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allocate (v)
1. to set apart or designate for a special purpose
2. to distribute
ardent (adj)
1. very enthusiastic, impassioned
assiduous (adj)
1. persistent, attentive, diligent
brash (adj)
1. prone to act in a hasty manner
2. impudent
capricious (adj)
1. subject to whims or passing fancies
chastise (v)
1. to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction
2. to scold severely
copious (adj)
1. abundant
2. plentiful
3. wordy, verbose
deviate (v) (n) (adj)
1. to turn aside
2. to stray from a norm
3. one who departs from a norm
4. differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional
emaciated (adj)
1. unnaturally thin
exult (v)
1. to rejoice greatly
gnarled (adj)
1. knotted, twisted, lumpy
indemnity (n)
1. a payment for damage or loss
inkling (n)
1. a hint
2. a vague notion
limpid (adj)
1. clear, transparent
2. readily understood
omnipotent (adj)
1. almighty, having unlimited power or authority
palatable (adj)
1. agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities
2. suitable for consumption
poignant (adj)
1. deeply affecting, touching
2. keen or sharp in taste or smell
rancor (n)
1. bitter resentment or ill-will
sophomoric (adj)
1. immature and overconfident
2. conceited
spontaneous (adj)
1. arising naturally
2. not planned or engineered in advance

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