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11H Vocab 3b

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ameliorate: v
to better
anathema: n
detestable thing; abomination
anomalous: adj
abnormal; irregular
bounty: n
generosity
callow: adj
immature
canine: adj
pertaining to dogs
celerity: n
speed
circumscribe: v
limit
desecrate: v
render unholy
discursive: adj
rambling (of speech); lacking order
efficacious: adj
potent to produce an effect (SYN: effective)
flagrant: adj
clearly wrong or immoral
hapless: adj
unfortunate
lance: n
spear; spike; javelin
limpid: adj
transparently clear
mercenary: n
person motivated solely by money
piebald: adj
of various colors
rankle: v
fester (continue to cause annoyance or pain)
reconnoiter: v
to survey; investigate (
respite: n
temporary relief
salacious: adj
highly indecent
sinuous: adj
winding
stultify: v
render foolish
timorous: adj
fearful
trepidation: n
agitation from fear
unalloyed: adj
pure; total
unconscionable: adj
unreasonable; uninfluenced by conscience
unremitting: adj
without stopping
voluble: adj
talkative (SYN: garrulous, loquacious)
wastrel: n
spendthrift; irresponsible spender
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