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20 terms

Vocabulary for Achievement 3rd course leson 13-14

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appraisal
evaluation or estimate of worth
base
low or inferior in position
candid
frank; honest; expressing one's honest oppinion
criterion
a standard of judgment
dexterity
skill and grace in physical movement
legitimate
lawful; proper and acceptable
mediocre
moderate to inferior quality; ordinary
meritorious
worthy; deserving of praise
truism
a statement of self-evident truth; a saying that, while true, has been overused
validate
to establish or confirm the truth or legality of something
circumlocution
the use of unnecassarily wordy and indirect language
cogent
logical and convincing; appealing to reason
discourse
formal speech or writing
falter
to hesitate or stammer in speech
literate
able to read and write; knowledgeable; educated
prattle
to talk foolishly; to chatter
raconteur
a person who tells stories and relates incidents, with skill and wit
sophistry
clever arguments that are misleading or incorrect
utterance
something that is said
verbose
using or containing too many words; excessively wordy