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20 terms

Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 2

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accost
to approach and speak first
animadversion
a comment indicating strong criticism
Avid
desirous of something to the point of greed
brackish
having a salty taste
Celerity
swiftness
devious
straying from a straight or direct course
gambit
any opening move
halcyon
calm, peaceful
histronic
theatrical, pertaining to actors
indendiary
deliberately setting fires
maelstrom
a great whirlpool
myopic
nearsighted
overt
open, not hidden
pejorative
tending to make worse
propriety
the state of being proper
sacrilege
improper or disrespectful
summarily
without delay, briefly
suppliant
asking humbly and earnestly
talisman
an object that serves as a charm
undulate
to move in waves or a wavelike motion