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22 terms

Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 2

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accost
to approach and speak to first
animadversion
a comment meant to show strong criticism
avid
intensely eager, wanting something to the point of greed
brackish
having a salty taste
celerity
swiftness; rapid movements
covenant
a solemn agreement
devious
done in a shifty way, stray from the straight course
gambit
an opening move that involves a risk in order to make a gain
halycon
calm, peaceful, happy
histrionic
theatrical, melodramatic, pertaining to acting techniques
incendiary
deliberately setting or causing fires
maelstrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence
myopic
nearsighted; unable to see the big picture
overt
open; not hidden
pejorative
tending to make worse
propound
to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration
propriety
the state of being proper; appropriate
sacrilege
disrespectful treatment of something believed to be sacred
summarily
without delay; briefly; concise
suppliant
someone who makes a humble request or plea
talisman
an object believed to hold magical powers
undulate
to move in a wavelike manner