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22 terms

Lit. Ch. 2 Vocab

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adroit
(adj) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
amicable
(adj) peaceable, friendly
averse
(adj) having a deep-seated distance; opposed, unwilling
belligerent (adj)
(adj) given to fighting, warlike; combative, agressive
belligerent (n)
(n) one at war, one engaged in 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)
(n) a wary face, facial distortion
grimace (v)
(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 passage 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 pas, 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 a absence of interest