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Vocabulary for Success Course 1 Lesson 10

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adorn
add beauty to; make more attractive
appalling
filled with horror, shock, or dismay
barren
producing little or no vegetation; incapable of producing offspring
buffoon
person given to joking, clowning, or playing pranks
congenial
having the same tastes and temperament
corroborate
support with evidence
curtail
cut back
deplore
regret strongly; disapprove of; feel grief for
enhance
add or contribute to
festive
of or suited to a feast or festival
malicious
full of malice (ill will); desirous of doing mischief or making others suffer
meritorious
worthy of honor
minimize
make (something or someone) appear as unimportant as possible
obligation
something one is bound to do
preposterous
completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; utterly foolish
procrastinate
defer action; habitually put off the doing of something that should be done
reimburse
make repayment (to someone) for expenses or losses incurred
skinflint
one who is very hard and grasping in money matters
toxic
affected by or acting as a poison
zeal
intense enthusiasm; impassioned eagerness