Unit 8 Vocab Flashcards


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Animosity (n)

Strong dislike; bitter hostility

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Apathy (n)

A lack of feeling, emotion, interest

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Apprehensive (adj)

Fearful or anxious; especially about the future

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Commend (v)

To praise, express approval; to present as worthy of commit to the care of

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Compatible (adj)

Able to get along or work together, capable of use with some other model or system

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Condolence (n)

An expression of sympathy

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Consecrate (v)

To make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose

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Decrepit (adj)

Old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

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Deride (v)

To ridicule, laugh at with contempt

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Ingenuous (adj)

Innocent, simple; frank, sincere

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Multifarious (adj)

Having great variety; numerous and diverse

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Obsolete (adj)

Out-of-date, no longer in use

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Omnivorous (adj)

Eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes

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Parsimonious (adj)

Stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

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Quandary (n)

A state of perplexity or doubt

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Recalcitrant (adj)

Stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

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Reprisal (n)

An injury done in return for injury

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Revel (v,n)

To take great pleasure in; a wild celebration

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Stultify (v)

To make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

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Suave (adj)

Smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses