20 terms

vocab unit 2

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