Monday, September 16, 2013

vocabulary fall #5

adroit: clever or skillful in using the hands or mind.
amicable: having a spirit of friendliness.
averse: having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.
belligerent: hostile and aggressive.
benevolent: well meaning and kindly.
cursory: hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.
duplicity: deceitfulness.
extol: praise enthusiastically.
feasible: possible to do easily.
grimace: an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face.
holocaust: destruction or slaughter on a mass scale.
impervious: not allowing fluid to pass through.
impetus: the force or energy with which a body moves.
jeopardy: danger of loss.
meticulous: showing great attention to detail.
nostalgia: a sentimental longing or wistful affection.
quintessence: the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
retrogress: go back to an earlier state.
scrutinize: examine or inspect closely.
tepid: only slightly warm.

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