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Lesson 1pre-ap English grade 8

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Altruistic
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Ambivalent
characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes
Angular
lean; sharp cornered; gaunt
Arrogant
overbearingly assuming; insolently proud
Aversion
strong dislike
Discern
to differentiate between two or more things
Disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Disparage
to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
Disparity
inequality, the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree
Embellish
to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
Engender
to cause, to produce, to create
Innocuous
harmless, producing no injury
Insipid
boring and stupid
Lament
to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner
Laud
to praise, to extol
Obscure
difficult to see, vague
Ostentatious
showy; pretentious
Prodigal
wasteful, a person given to extravagance
Repudiate
to reject, to disown, to disavow
Reticence
restraint in speech, reluctance to speak
Revere
to honor, to regard with respect
Serene
calm, placid
Subtle
delicate, elusive, not obvious
Suerfluous
A// flowing beyond what is needed
Taciturn
quiet, not verbose