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English Vocab Quiz 5 Noffsinger

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furtive
(adj) secret, stealthy
keen
(adj) intense, sharp
menace
(v) to scare or intimidate
meager
(adj) small, weak
dismay
(n) disappointment, sorrow
unwitting
(adj) unknowing, ignorant of information about something
discern
(v) to uncover, unveil, or interpret
limpid
(adj) clear, translucent; calm
sap
(v) to lessen or weaken
overwrought
(adj) excessively nervous or emotional
fecund
(adj) fertile, ripe
sumptuous
(adj) lavish, expensive, grand
guile
(n) ability to trick someone; deviousness
merit
(v) to earn or deserve in a good way
beseech
(v) to beg or plead
writhe
(v) to struggle or wiggle to get free from something painful
chastity
(n) virginity, purity
vie
(v) to compete for something
incite
(v) to motivate, excite, or inspire someone to do something
inconsolable
(adj) unable to be comforted; sorrowful beyond imagining