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Unit 11

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allude
to refer to casually or indirectly; suggest; insinuate; hint at
clairvoyant
supernaturally perceptive; one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer
conclusive
serving to settle an issue; final
disreputable
not respectable, not esteemed; disgraceful; shady
endemic
native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field; restricted to
exemplary
worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
fathom
to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; a measure of depth in water
guile
treacherous cunning, deceit; trickery
integrity
honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition; rectitude
itenerary
a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook
misconstrue
to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
obnoxious
highly offensive, arousing a strong dislike
placate
to appease, soothe, pacify, conciliate
placid
calm, peaceful, undisturbed, tranquil
plagiarism
passing off or using as one's own the writing of another person
potent
powerful; highly effective; formidable; mighty
pretext
a false reason, deceptive excuse
protrude
to stick out, thrust forward
stark
harsh, unrelieved, desolate; utterly
superficial
on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow