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20 terms

Level F Unit 9

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abate
to make less in amount, degree, ect...; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
adulation
praise or flatery that is excessive
anathema
to object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
astute
shrewd, crafty, showing particular wisdom
avarice
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
culpable
deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
egregious
conspicuious, standing out from the mass
equivicate
to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambigious
evanescent
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
irresolute
unable to make up ones mind, hesitating
nebulous
cloud like, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
novice
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
penury
extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
pretentious
done for show striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on ones skills or abilities, ambitious
recapitulate
to review a series of facts ; to sum up
resuscitate
to revive, bring back to consciousness or to existence
slovenly
untidy, dirty, careless
supposition
something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
torpid
inactive, sluggish, dull