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25 terms

WS2 - 25

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salutation
n. greeting; welcome; opening words of greeting
titular
adj. in title or name only; nominal
halcyon
adj. peaceful; carefree
voracious
adj. having a huge appetite; ravenously
aboriginal
adj. native; dating back to the very beginning
bedlam
n. noisy uproar and chaos
canvass
v. to seek votes or opinions; to conduct a survey
pummel
v. to pound or punch with the fists ; plumb=plummet
repose
n. rest; tranqillity; relaxation
spurn
v. to reject disdainfully; to scorn
conversant
adj. familiar; experienced
compatible
adj. harmonious; capable of functioning working or living together in harmony; consistent
sovereign
n. supreme ruler; monarch
accentuate
v. to emphasize; to accent; to highlight
remission
n. the temporary or permanent disappearance of a disease; pardon
contraband
n. smuggled goods
pregnant
adj. highly significant; overflowing
inimitable
adj. impossible to imitate; incomparable; matchless; the best
dilapidated
adj. broken-down; fallen into ruin
duress
n. coercion; compulsion by force or threat
psyche
n. the human soul; the mind; the spirit
stratagem
n. a maneuver designed to outwit an enemy; a scheme; a ruse
aggrieve
v. to mistreat; to do grievous injury to; to distress
affiliate
v. to become closely associated with
revamp
v. to revise; to renovate