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9th grade vocabulary quiz #5

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a large, strong, aggressive woman
iconoclast
an attacker of traditional or cherished beliefs, institutions, ideas
sardonic
mockingly bitter or scornful; sarcastic
supercilious
scornfully looking down on others; disdainfully superior
nemesis
an agent of revenger punishment; difficult or unbeatable opponent; something incapable of being achieved or overcome; cause of one's downfall or undoing
procrastinate
to put off until later
panacea
remedy for all desires, sufferings, troubles
capricious
changeable, unpredictable
introvert
one who is concerned mainly with self-examination and one's own inner life rather than with others
extrovert
one whose interests and thoughts are mainly with other people and things outside oneself rather than with one's own inter life
benediction
a blessing, especially at the end of a religious service
benevolent
desiring to do good; kind; generous
beneficiary
a person who receives benefits
benefactor
a person who gives help or financial aid
beneficence
goodness, kindness