Monday, September 23, 2013

Vocabulary Fall # 6

 amicable: having a spirit of friendliness
 averse: having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.
 belligerent: hostile and aggressive.
well meaning and kindly.
 cursory: hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.
 duplicity: deceitfulness.
praise enthusiastically.
possible to do easily or conveniently.
an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face.
 holocaust: an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face.
 impervious: not allowing fluid to pass through.
 impetus: the force or energy with which a body moves.
 jeopardy: danger of loss, harm, or failure.
 meticulous: showing great attention to detail
 nostalgia:  sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past.
 quintessence: the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
 retrogress: go back to an earlier state, typically a worse one.
 scrutinize: examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.
 tepid: only slightly warm.
 accede: assent or agree to a demand.
 brandish: wave or flourish.
 comprise: consist of; be made up of.
 deft: neatly skillful and quick in one's movements.
 destitute: lacking basic necessities of life.
 explicit: stated clearly and in detail.
 extirpate: oot out and destroy completely.
 inopportune: occurring at an inconvenient or inappropriate time.
 ironic: using or characterized by irony.
 musty: having a stale, moldy, or damp smell.
 officious: assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way.
 ominous: giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen.
 pinnacle: a high, pointed piece of rock.
think out or plan beforehand.
 rampant: flourishing or spreading unchecked.
 solace: comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
 stately: having a dignified, unhurried, and grand manner.
 supple: bending and moving easily and gracefully.
 suppress: forcibly put an end to.
 venal: showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery.

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