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english vocab #81-96

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zealous
adj. enthusiastically devoted to something; fervent
ironic
adj. meaning the opposite of what you seem to say; using words to mean something other than what they seem to mean
emulate
v. to strive to equal or excel; usually through imitation
concise
adj. brief and to the point; succinct
benefactor
n. one who provides help, especially in the form of a gift or donation
innate
adj. existing since birth; inborn; inherent
daunt
v. to make fearful; to intimidate
tangible
adj. touchable; palpable
accost
v. to approach and speak to someone aggresively
rogue
n. a criminally dishonest person; a scoundrel
magnanimous
adj. forgiving; unresentful; noble in spirit; generous
adulation
n. wild or excessive admiration; flattery
expedient
adj. providing an immediate advantage; serving immediate self-interests; practical
aberration
n. something not typical; deviation from the standard
virtuoso
n. a masterful musician; a masterful practitioner in some other field
penitent
adj. sorry; repentant; contrite