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20 terms

English Vocab Unit 9

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Auxiliary
Giving assistance or support; a helper, aid
Candid
Frank, sincere; impartial; unposed
Cubicle
A small room or compartment
Drudgery
Work that is hard and tiresome
Envoy
A representative or messenger (as of a government)
Escalate
To elevate; to increase in intensity
Expedient
A means to an end; advantageous, useful
Feign
To pretend
Flair
A natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style
Grievous
Causing sorrow or pain; serious
Heterogeneous
Composed of different kinds, diverse
Horde
A vast number (as of people); a throng
Impel
To force, drive forward
Incredulous
Disbelieving, skeptical
Inscribe
To write or engrave; to enter a name on a list
Monologue
A speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
Prognosis
A forecast of the probably course and outcome of a disease or situation
Rasping
With a harsh, grating sound; a harsh sound
Repugnant
Offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
Scuttle
To sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; a pail