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30 terms

Lesson 9-10

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emulate
to strive to be equal
sere
dry and withered
enhance
to increase the value or beauty of something
contrite
feeling regret for having committed some wrongdoing
magnanimous
noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feelings or acts
enunciate
to state clearly and distinctly; to pronounce
collaborate
to work with another toward a goal
impound
to confine; to retain in legal custody
impeccable
faultless; without sin or blemish
evoke
to summon forth
inane
without sense or meaning; silly
unctuous
exaggeratedly or insincerely polite
expatriate
someone who chooses to live outside of, or renounce, his or her native country
frowzy
unkempt
heinous
hatefully or shockingly evil
expound
to explain in detail; to clarify
cajole
to persuade with false promises of flattery
inscrutable
not easily understood; hard to fathom
balk
to refuse stubbornly or abruptly; to stop short and refuse to go
acrimony
ill-natured; bitter hostility
dour
stern and ill-humored
exult
to rejoice; to feel triumphant
omniscent
having unlimited knowledge; all knowing
feasible
reasonable; capable of being carried
fiasco
a complete, ridiculous failure
métier
the work one is especially suited for; one's speciality; an occupation
fluctuate
to rise and fall; to vary irregularly
harry
to annoy or harass
incognito
disguised; pretending not to be oneself
lethargy
lack of energy; sluggishness