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20 terms

VOCAB UNIT 9

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abate
to make less in amount, degree. to subside, become less, to nulligy; to deduct, omit
adulation
praise or flattery that is excessive
anathema
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
astute
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
avarice
gready desire, particulary for wealth
culpable
deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
dilatory
tending to delay or procastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
egregious
conspicious, standing out from the mass
aquivocate
to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
evanescent
vanishing, soonpassing away; light and airy
irresolute
unable to make up one's mind; hesitating
nebulous
cloudlike resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague confused unwavering
novice
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
penury
extreme poverty,; barreness in sufficiency
pretentious
done for show striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or postition unjustifiably; making demands on one skill or abilities ambitious
recapitulate
review a series of facts; to sum up
slovenly
untidy, dirty, careless
resuscitate
to revive, bring back to conscienceness or existence
supposition
something that is assumed or taken for granted with out conclusion evidence
torpid
inactive, sluggish; dull