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Vocabulary Power Plus Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Exercises for Higher Achievement — Book H, Lesson Eleven

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adversary
an opponent or enemy
capricious
subject to impulse, whim, or unpredictability
cumbersome
difficult to handle due to weight or size
exacerbate
to increase the severity of; to aggravate
hierarchy
a structure of rank, especially the highest positions
insatiable
impossible to satisfy
meander
to wander aimlessly; to follow a winding course
overt
open and observable; not concealed or hidden
piety
a state of devotion and reverence, especially to a supreme being or family
rebut
to offer opposing arguments or evidence
squabble
to argue noisily over petty things; a noisy argument over a petty matter
treachery
the intentional betrayal of trust; a specific intentional betrayal of trust
validate
to confirm as official, legal, or legitimate
ambulatory
able to walk
cacophony
harsh, strident sound