Unit 2 Definitions

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Adroit
Adj. skillful, expert in the use of hands or mind
Amicable
Adj. peaceable, friendly
Averse
Adj. having a deep-seated distaste; opposed unwilling
Belligerent
Adj. given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive
N. one at war, one engaged in war
Cursory
Adj. hasty, not thorough
Duplicity
N. treachery, deceitfulness
Extol
V. to praise extravagantly
Feasible
Adj. possible, able to be done
Grimace
N. a wry face, facial distortion
V. to make a wry face
Holocaust
N. A large scale destruction, especially by a fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
Impervious
Adj. not affected or hurt by; admitted of no passage or entrance
Impetus
N. a moving force, impulse, stimulus
Jeopardy
N. danger
Meticulous
Adj. extremely careful; particular about details
Nostalgia
N. a longing for something past; homesickness
Quintessence
N. the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
Retrogress
V. to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
Scrutinize
V. to examine closely
Tepid
Adj. lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest