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Barron's 1100 Words - Week 4

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alacrity
quick willingness, lively action
aspirant
a person who seeks a high position or advancement
belligerent
eager to fight, hostile, aggressive
belittle
to speak of as unimportant, to put someone down
brash
prone to act in a hasty and offensive manner; impudent
castigate
to punish, chastise
disdain
scorn, contempt
dregs
most worthless part
feint
a pretense, sham, a deliberately deceptive movement
frenzy
a frantic outburst, a state of wild excitement
intimidate
to make afraid, to frighten, especially by threatening someone
laceration
a rough cut, a jagged wound
octogenarian
a person of eighty
promulgate
to make public, make known officially
pugnacious
combative, quarrelsome
scoff
to mock, to sneer at
scurrilous
vulgar, using indecent language
solace
comfort, easing of grief
sordid
filthy, ignoble, dirty
tangible
able to be touched, real, concrete