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40 terms

Unit E 2-3

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Adroit
Skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
Amicable
Peaceable, friendly
Averse
Having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
Belligerent
Given to fighting, warlike; one at war, one engaged in war
Benevolent
Kindly, charitable
Cursory
Hasty, not thorough
Duplicity
Treachery, deceitfulness
Extol
To praise extravagantly
Feasible
Possible, able to be done
Grimace
A wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face
Holocaust
A large-scale destruction; to make a wry face
Impervious
Not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
Impetus
A moving force, impulse, stimulus
Jeopardy
Danger
Meticulous
Extremely careful; particular about details
Nostalgia
A longing for something past; homesickness
Quintessence
The purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
Retrogress
To move backward; to return to an earlier condition
Scrutinize
To examine closely
Tepid
Lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
Adversary
An enemy, opponent
Alienate
To turn away; to make indifferent or hostile
Artifice
A skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; clever skill; trickery
Coerce
To compel, force
Craven
Cowardly; a coward
Culinary
Of or related to cooking or to the kitchen
Delete
To erase, wipe out, cut out
Demise
A death, especially of a person in a lofty position
Exhilarate
To enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
Fallow
Unseeded or untilled; inactive
Harass
To disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
Inclement
Stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
Muse
To think about in a dreamy way, ponder
Negligible
So unimportant that it can be disregarded
Perpetuate
To make permanent or long lasting
Precedent
An example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
Punitive
Inflicting or aiming at punishment
Redress
To set right, remedy; relief from wrong or injury
Sojourn
A temporary stay; to stay for a time
Urbane
Refined in manner or style, suave