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25 terms

Lesson 19 PSAT

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adjunct
something joined or added to a thing but not necessarily a part of it
anomalous
out of place, abnormal
belligerent
waging war; inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness
censure
to blame or to condemn
compliance
a yielding, acquiescence
defile
to make dirty, to desecrate, to pollute
diligent
characterized by steady, attentive and energetic effort in a pursuit or study
expedient
appropriate for a purpose but not necessarily moral, right or just
flout
to treat with contempt
galling
very irritating
heralded
announced or publicized
incantation
a spell, written or recited formula or words designed for a particular effect
indigenous
native to a certain area
luscious
very pleasant to the taste
nomadic
characterized by moving about from place to place as nomads
parry
to deflect or to ward of a blow
precipitate
to cause to speedily occur, to throw headlong
pungent
sharp or irritating to the taste or smell, acrid
ratify
to give formal approval
sagacious
wise, shrewd, very discerning
slovenly
messy, untidy, careless
spiteful
full of spite or malice; malicious; malevolent
tangential
slightly connected, divergent
taper
to decrease in thickness or width
vagrant
a wanderer who does not have a home