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English 9 vocab Ch 7 definitions

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metropolis
chief city of an area; a large city
tirade
a long, angry speech, usually very critical
shoddy
of poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship
pensive
thoughtful; melancholy
surly
angry and bad tempered; rude
sprightly
lively, full of life; spicy, flavorful
malign
to speak evil of, slander; evil
apex
the highest point, tip
adieu
Farewell!; a farewell
obstreperous
noisy; unruly, disorderly
bogus
false, counterfeit
exorbitant
unreasonable high; excessive
advent
an arrival; a coming into place or view
interim
the time between; temporary, coming between two points in time
vagrant
an idle wanderer, tramp; wandering aimlessly
perilous
dangerous
meander
to wander about, wind about; a sharp turn or twist
assimilate
to absorb fully or to make one's own; to adopt as one's own; adapt fully
momentous
very important
inundate
to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size