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Vocabulary Words 10A

first 10 words of unit 9 in Sadlier-Oxford vocabulary book... level D.
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adept
(adj.) thoroughly skilled; (n.) an expert
aspire
(v.) to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly; to ascend
bleak
(adj.) bare, dreary, dismal
chide
(v.) to blame; scold
despicable
(adj.) worthy of scorn, contemptible
diminutive
(adj.) small, smaller than most others of the same type
emancipate
(v) to free from slavery; to release or liberate
erroneous
(adj.) incorrect, containing mistakes
exploit
(v.) to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit; (n.) a feat, deed
extemporaneous
(adj.) made or delivered on the spur of the moment