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Vocabulary Book D Unit 10

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adept
(adj.) thoroughly skilled; (n.) an expert
aspire
(v.) to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly; to ascend
bleak
(adj.) bare, dreary, dismal
chide
(v.) to blame; scold
despicable
(adj.) worthy of scorn, contemptible
diminutive
(adj.) small, smaller than most others of the same type
emancipate
(v.) to free from slavery; to release or liberate
erroneous
(adj.) incorrect, containing mistakes
exploit
(v.) to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit; (n.) a feat, deed
extemporaneous
(adj.) made or delivered on the spur of the moment
impair
(v.) to make imperfect, damage, harm
invincible
(adj.) not able to be defeated, unbeatable
languid
(adj.) drooping; without energy, sluggish
mire
(n.) mud; wet, swampy ground; a tough situation; (v.) to get stuck
obtrusive
(adj.) forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out
preamble
(n.) an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
render
(v.) to cause to become; to perform; to deliver officially; to process, extract
rugged
(adj.) rough, irregular; severe, stern; strong; stormy
skeptical
(adj.) inclined to doubt; slow to accept something as true
slipshod
(adj.) untidy in dress, personal habits, etc.; careless, sloppy