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Level H Unit 7

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abeyance
a state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside
ambivalent
having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone or something
beleaguer
to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army; to trouble, harass
carte blanche
full freedom or authority to act at one's own discretion
cataclysm
a sudden, violent, or devastating upheaval; a surging flood, deluge
debauch
(v.) to corrupt morally, seduce; to indulge in dissipation; (n) an act or occasion of dissipation or vice
eclat
dazzling or conspicuous success or acclaim; great brilliance
fastidious
overly demanding or hard to please; excessively careful in regard to details; easily disgusted
gambol
to jump or skip about playfully
imbue
to soak or stain thoroughly; to fill the mind
inchoate
just beginning; not fully shaped or formed
lampoon
(n.) a malicious satire; (v.) to satirize, ridicule
malleable
capable of being formed into different shapes; capable of being altered, adapted, or influenced
nemesis
an agent or force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival
opt
to make a choice or decision
philistine
lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements
picaresque
involving or characteristic of clever rogues or adventurers
queasy
nauseated or uneasy; causing nausea or uneasiness; troubled
refractory
stubborn; hard or difficult to manage; not responsive to treatment or cure
savoir-faire
the ability to say and do the right thing in any situation; social competence