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English Vocab Chapter 10

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acquiesce
(v) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
allure
(v) to entire, tempt, to be attractive to
askew
(adj, adv) twisted to one side, crooked, lopsided
blithe
(adj) cheerful, lighthearted, carefree, nonchalant
contentious
(adj) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
covet
(v) to desire something belonging to another, crave
crestfallen
(adj) discouraged, dejected, downcast
disheveled
(adj) rumpled, mussed, hanging in disorder
exponent
(n) one who advocates, speaks for, interprets
garrulous
(adj) given to much talking, chatty, talkative
insuperable
(adj) incapable of being overcome, invincible
lamentable
(adj) to be regretted or pitied, regrettable
misnomer
(n) an unsuitable or misleading nature
profess
(v) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend, declare
respite
(n) a period of relief or rest
retribution
(n) a repayment; deserved punishment
sinuous
(adj) winding, having many curves, twisting
sonorous
(adj) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
vanguard
(n) the foremost part of an army, the leading position in any field
wastrel
(n) a wasteful person, spendthrift, a good-for-nothing