20 terms

Vocab Unit 2

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adroit
(adj.) skillful, expert in the use o the hands or mind
amicable
(adj.) peaceable, friendly
averse
(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
belligerent
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (n.) one at war, one engaged in a war
benevolent
(adj.) kindly, charitable
cursory
(adj.) hasty, not thorough
duplicity
(n.) treachery, deceitfulness
extol
(v.) to praise extravagantly
feasible
(adj.) possible, able to be done
grimace
(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry face
holocaust
(n.) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
impervious
(adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no pasage or entrance
impetus
(n.) a moving force, impulse, stimulus
jeopardy
(n.) danger
meticulous
(adj.) extremely careful; particular about details
nostalgia
(n.) a longing for something past; homesickness
quintessence
(n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
retrogress
(v.) to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
scrutinize
(v.) to examine closely
tepid
(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest