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20 terms

Elite Vocab Review Set #2

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rancorous
adj. bitter and resentful
mien
n. bearing or manner, esp. as revealing one's inner state of mind
fleet
adj. moving swiftly
rancid
adj. spoiled or rotten (esp. oils or fats)
dentriment
n. injury or damage
grotesque
adj. strangely or absurdly distorted
apprehend
v. to become aware of through the senses
nepotism
n. showing favoritism to relatives
check
v. to restrain or block
vapid
adj. lacking interest, animation or flavor
vicarious
adj. felt as if one were taking part in the experiences of another
skulk
v. to lurk; to move secretively
insinuate
v. to hint
leaven
v. to add yeast; to fill (something) with a substance that changes it or makes it lighter
perpetuity
n. a state of infinite or indefinately long duration
lucrative
adj. producing wealth; profitable
embroil
v. to engage in trouble; to complicate
malinger
v. to act sick in order to avoid work
rouse
v. to wake or provoke
regale
v. to delight or entertain