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Vocabulary Workshop Level H Unit 12

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apposite
appropriate; suitable; apt
augur
a prophet or seer; to predict, foreshadow
bilk
to defraud, cheat, or swindle; to evade payment of; to frustrate, thwart
charisma
the special personal magnetism that makes an individual exceptionally appealing to other people; a divinely bestowed gift or power
debilitate
to make weak or feeble
execrable
utterly detestable, hateful, or abhorrent; extremely inferior
impinge
to strike against or collide with violently; to encroach or obtrude upon; to make an impression upon
labyrinth
a bewildering maze; any confusing or complicated situation
narcisssism
excessive self-love; absorption in oneself
niggardly
stingy; meanly small or insufficient
pastiche
a dramatic, musical, or literary work made up of bits and pieces from other sources; a hodgepodge
precarious
very uncertain or unsure; dangerous or risky
rapport
close and harmonious relationship
utilitarian
stressing practically over other considerations; relating to the belief that what is good or desirable is determined purely by its usefulness
vacuous
devoid of matter, substance, or meaning; lacking ideas or intelligence; purposeless
vagary
an unpredictable, erratic, or seemingly purposeless action, occurrence, or notion
viable
capable of living or developing under normal circumstances
xenophobia
undue or unreasonable fear, hatred, or contempt of foreigners or strangers or of what is foreign or strange
zany
clownish or funny in a crazy, bizarre, or ludicrous way; (n.) one who plays the clown
zealot
a fanatical partisan, an ardent follower