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20 terms

Summer Vocab #2

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surmount
get on top of
infraction
(n.) a breaking of a law or obligation
expedite
(v.) to make easy, cause to progress faster
ulterior
adj. 1. regarding the future; 2. undisclosed
futile
(adj.) not successful, failing to have any result; useless; unimportant, frivolous
deplete
(v.) to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
astute
(adj) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
diplomatic
adj. having to do with official relationships between countries or governments; tactful
emote
v. to dramatically express emotions
fawn
(v) to flatter or praise excessively
fraud
n. a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain
jilt
v. to reject or cast off
pictorial
adj. pertaining to, expressed in, or of the nature of a picture
rift
(n.) a split, break, breach
terminus
n. The final destination or goal of a journey or endeavor; the finishing point
eclectic
(adj) composed of elements drawn from various sources
bog
n. wet spongy ground formed of decaying vegetation
assonance
repetition of the same vowel sounds in different words, e.g., I'm glad you were mad and had a bad day.
urban
adj. relating to the city
wallow
v. to roll about lazily, in or as if in water, snow or mud; to revel