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15 terms

Collins wk21

arrears (n.)
the state of being behind or late, especially in the fullfillment of a duty/promise/obligation
kinetic (adj.)
pertaining to, caused by, or characterized by motion
serpentine (adj.)
having a windling course (ex. road); sinuous; shrewd, wily, or cunning; resembling a serpent in form or movement
debase (v.)
to reduce in quality or value; to lower in rank, dignity, or significance
peroration (n.)
a long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language; the concluding part of a speech
succulent (adj.)
full of juice; juicy; rich in desirable qualities
native to or confined to a certain region; indigenous
plithy (adj.)
brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance or meaning; terse
uxorious (adj.)
excessively fond of or submissive toward one's wife
illusory (adj.)
causing illusion; deceptive; misleading
qualm (n.)
a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a sudden feeling of apprehension
votary (n.)
a person who is devoted to something; devoted follower; (ex. bound by religious vows as a monk or nun)
inculcate (v.)
to teach or impress by frequent repetition; to implant by repeated admonition; to cause/influence someone to accept an idea/feeling
salacious (adj.)
lustful or lecherous; obscene; grossly indecent; erotic
vermin (n.)
an objectionable or obnoxious person or group or people; collection of disgusting animals