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Danzig Second Semester WW words!!

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Aspire
v. To have a strong desire to get or do something; to seek.
Aspiration
n. A strong desire to achieve something; an ambition.
Bias
n. A preference that prevents one from being impartial; prejudice
v. To cause someone to have prejudice; to influence.
Haughty
adj. Showing too much pride in oneself and scorn or contempt for others.
Haughtiness
n. The state or quality of being haughty.
Revelry
n. Noisy merrymaking.
Impede
v. To get in the way of; to interfere with the movement of.
Impediment
n. An obstacle; something that gets in the way.
Stringent
adj. Strict; severe.
Grievous
adj. Causing grief or pain; hard to bear.
Hoard
v. To save and put away, especially secretly.
n. Anything put away in such a manner.
Avert
v.1. To turn away.
2. To keep from happening.
Plight
n. A difficult or dangerous condition or situation
Clamber
v. To climb awkwardly.
Tedious
adj. Seeming to go on for a long time; boring.
Tedium
v. Boredom.
Arbitrate
v. To settle a disagreement between two parties by having a third party make the decision after hearing both sides.
Arbitration
n. The act of arbitrating.
Capricious
adj. Likely to change quickly for no obvious reason.
Arduous
adj. Requiring much effort; very difficult.
Proficient
adj.Able to do something very well; skillful
Proficiency
n. The quality of being proficient
Enthrall
v. To hold the attention of as though under a spell
Enthralling
adj. Having the power to enthrall.
Incredulous
adj.1. Doubtful; skeptical.
2. Showing disbelief
Incredulity
n. Doubt or disbelief.
Preposterous
adj. Too absurd to be believed; ridiculous
Homage
n. Honor or respect shown publicly
Medley
n.1. A mixture of often unrelated things
2. A selection of music from various sources, played as one piece.
Subtle
adj. 1. So slight as to be not easily seen or understood
2. Able to understand fine shades of meaning
Subtlety
n. Something so slight that only a clever or well- educated person can see it; the quality of being subtle.
Lethargic
adj. Slow moving; sleepy or tired
Lethargy
n. A state of laziness, tiredness, or of not caring.
Mottled
adj. Marked with different colored patches or blotches.
Sleek
adj. 1. Smooth and glossy.
2. Having slender, graceful lines.
Wary
adj. On one's guard; watchful; suspicious
Flabbergast
v. To surprise so greatly that one is speechless; to amaze
Haggle
v. To argue about, especially about the price for something.
Sovereign
adj. 1. Highest; chief
2. Not controlled by others
n. A king or queen; a monarch
Sovereignty
n. Freedom from political control by a foreign power
Trifling
adj. Of little value, importance, or meaning
Covet
v. To have a strong and envious desire for; especially for something belonging to another
Coveted
adj. Greatly prized; highly desired
Formidable
adj. Causing fear or apprehension
2. Difficult
Staunch
adj. Faithful; true; strong
Aloof
adj. Remote or distant, usually by choice, showing no interest
adv. An aloof manner
Grueling
adj. Tiring; exhausting
Robust
adj. Strong and vigorous
Badger
v. To keep bothering
n. Strongly built, burrowing mammal common in many northern parts of the world
Detriment
n.1. Damage or harm
2. Anything that causes harm.
Detrimental
adj. Damaging; harmful
Foster
v. To promote the growth of, to encourage
adj. Giving or receiving care in a family that is not related by birth or adoption.
Inanimate
adj. Lacking qualities associated with living things.