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20 terms

Wilson Vocab List #4

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covet
(v) to desire (what belongs to another) inordinately
eradicate
(v) to do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots
gratuitous
(adj) given unearned or without recompense; not called for by the circumstances; unwarranted
indolent
(adj) averse to activity, effort, or movement : habitually lazy
mar
(v) to detract from the perfection or wholeness of: spoil
pilfer
(v) to steal in small quantities
provincial
(adj) a : limited in outlook b: lacking the polish of urban society: unsophisticated
discourse
(n) verbal interchange of ideas; especially : conversation
acrimony
(n) harsh or biting sharpness especially of words, manner, or disposition
bequeath
(v) to give or leave by will -- used especially of personal property; to hand down
capacious
(adj) containing or capable of containing a great deal
forsake
(trans v) to renounce or turn away from entirely
introvert
(n) a reserved or shy person
panache
(n) dash or flamboyance in style and action
tirade
(n) a protracted speech usually marked be intemperate, vituperative, or harshly censorious language
hackneyed
(adj) lacking in freshness or originality
deft
(adj) characterized by facility and skill; emphasizes lightness, neatness, and sureness of touch or handling
deviate
(v) to depart from an established course or norm
facile
(adj) easily accomplished or attained; readily manifested and often lacking sincerity or depth
innate
(adj) existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual from birth