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40 terms

Dr Gunter AP Unit 2 and 3

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ancillary
helping; providing assistance; subordinate
sedentary
characterized by or requiring much sitting; accustomed to little exercise
pecuniary
consisting of or relating to money
cursory
rapid and superficial; performed with haste and scant attention to detail
predatory
victimizing or destroying for one's own gain; pillaging
symmetry
exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line
tawdry
gaudy and cheap in appearance or nature
ostensible
appearing as such; offered as geniuine or real
pliable
receptive to change; easily persuaded or controlled; easily bent or twisted
skullduggery
trickery; underhandedness
palpable
capable of being touched or felt
accountable
expected to answer for one's actions; responsible; liable, answerable
ambulatory
of or for walking; capable of walking
idolatry
blind or excessive devotion to something
circumspect
cautious; heedful of situations and potiential consequences
abstract
difficult to understand; impersonal; theoretical
adroit
skillful; deft
bauble
a small, inexpensive trinket
defunct
dead or inactive; having ceased to exist
succinct
brief and to the point; concise and terse
conundrum
a dilemma; any problem or puzzle
covert
secret; hidden; concealed
lampoon
a light, good-humored satire
boon
a timely benefit; a blessing
malice
a desire or intention to harm others or see them suffer
malodor
a bad odor
maladroit
clumsy; inept
malaise
a vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness
parley
a conference, especially between enemies
fray
fight; scuffle; brawl
paragon
a model or pattern of excellence
paradigm
a pattern that serves as a model or example
patriarch
the leader of a family or tribe
diatribe
a bitter verbal attack
offal
waste parts especially of a butchered animal; rubbish
strife
bitter conflict; quarrel; fight
appease
to soothe; to pacify or relieve by giving into
bootleg
to smuggle; to make, sell, or transport for sale illegally
poltroon
a coward
brazen
bold, shameless, impudent; also like brass