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40 terms

unit 5 and 6 vocab

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accede
to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
brandish
to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
comprise
to include or contain; to be made up of
deft
skillful, nimble
destitute
deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
explicit
definite, clearly stated
extirpate
to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
inopportune
coming at a bad time; not appropriate
ironic
suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
musty
stale, moldy; out-of-date
officious
meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
ominous
unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
pinnacle
a high peak or point
premeditated
considered beforehand, deliberately planned
rampant
growing without check, running wild
solace
comfort, relief/to comfort, console
stately
dignified, majestic
supple
bending easily, bending with agility, readily adaptable, servile
suppress
to stop by force, put down
venal
open to or marked by bribery or corruption
altruistic
unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent
to express agreement; agreement
benefactor
one who does good to others
chivalrous
marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency
mercy, humaness; mildness, moderateness
dearth
a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident
shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy
a difference; a lack of agreement
embark
to go abroad; to make a start; to invest
facile
easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent, easily shown but not sincerely felt
indomitable
unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible
free from error, absolutely dependable
plod
to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
pungent
causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss
neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose
to rest; lie; place; relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
temerity
rashness, boldness
truculent
fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned
sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful