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20 terms

Unit 1 Vocabulary Words

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acquisitive
concerned with acquiring wealth or property
arrogate
to claim or take without right
banal
hackneyed or commonplace
belabor
to work on excessively
carping
tending to find fault
coherent
holding or sticking together
congeal
to change from liquid to solid
emulate
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
encomium
a formal expression of praise
eschew
to avoid, shun
germane
relevant
insatiable
so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
intransigent
refusing to compromise
invidious
offensive, hateful
largesse
generosity in giving
reconnaissance
a survey made for military purposes
substantiate
to establish by evidence
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet
temporize
to stall or act evasively in order to gain time
tenable
capable of being held or defended