20 terms

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