Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 2

Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 2
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adroit
skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
amicable
peaceable, friendly
averse
having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
belligerent
given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive, one at war, one engaged in war
benevolent
kindly, charitable
cursory
hasty, not thorough
duplicity
treachery, deceitfulness
extol
to praise extravagantly
feasible
possible, able to be done
grimace
a wry face, facial distortion, to make a wry face
holocaust
a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
impervious
not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
jeopardy
danger
meticulous
extremely careful; particular about details
impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus
nostalgia
a longing for something past; homesickness
quintessence
the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
retrogress
to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
scrutinize
to examine closely
tepid
lukewarm, unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest