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20 terms

Vocab ch.9

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allocate
(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute.
ardent, avid
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned.
assiduous, sedulous
(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent.
brash, impudent, circumspect (antonym)
(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent.
capricious, mercurial
(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies.
chastise, censure
(v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely.
copious, scanty (antonym)
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose.
deviate
(v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n.) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional.
emaciated, corpulent (antonym)
(adj.,part.) unnaturally thin.
exult, rue (antonym)
(v.) to rejoice greatly.
gnarled
(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy.
indemnity
(n.) a payment for damage or loss.
inkling, intimation
(n.) a hint; a vague notion.
limpid
(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood.
omnipotent
(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority.
palatable
(adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption.
poignant
(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell.
rancor
(n.) bitter resentment or ill-will.
sophomoric, fatuous
(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited.
spontaneous, contrived (antonym)
(adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance.