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10 terms

Vocabulary Lesson 25

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brusque
adj. abrupt in manner or speech; blunt
microcosm
n. a miniature world; a small system or community regarded as representice of a larger world
acquisition
n. the act of obtaining something, especially as an addition to a larger collection; something obtained
debacle
n. a sudden collapse or overthrow; an overwhelming defeat; a rout
wily
adj. crafty; sly; guileful; full of trickery or stratagems
ulterior
adj. beyond what is seen or expressed; intentionally concealed in order to deceive.
alleviate
v. to calm; to ease suffering of the body or mind
tenacity
n. perseverance; persistance; cohesiveness
thwart
v. to oppose; to keep from doing something; to obstruct or hinder
rigorous
adj. very strict; exact; difficult and demanding; severe; strenuous