Unit 2 Vocab Flashcards


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ADROIT

(adj.) Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers

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AMICABLE

(adj.) characterized by friendliness and good will

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AVERSE

(adj.) Opposed to, having a strong dislike of or opposition to something

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BELLIGERENT

(adj.) Hostile, argumentative or aggressive; (n.) A hostile or aggressive person

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BENEVOLENT

(adj.) Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being

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CURSORY

(adj.) Hastily or superficially performed

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DUPLICITY

(n.) Double-dealing, dishonesty or deceitfulness

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EXTOL

(v.) To praise

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FEASIBLE

(adj.) That may be done, performed, or effected

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GRIMACE

(n.) A distortion of the face expressive of pain, contempt, or disgust; (v.) To make a sharp distortion of the face

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HOLOCAUST

(n.) Great destruction resulting in the extensive loss of life, especially by fire

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IMPERVIOUS

(adj.) impenetrable; also, not capable of being affected

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IMPETUS

(n.) Any impulse or incentive

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JEOPARDY

(n.) Risk of loss or injury; peril or danger

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METICULOUS

(adj.) Extremely or excessively careful about details

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NOSTALGIA

(n.) A longing for things, persons, or situations of the past

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QUINTESSENCE

(n.) The purest or most typical instance

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RETROGRESS

(v.) To return to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition; to go backward

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SCRUTINIZE

(v.) To examine or observe with great care; inspect critically

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TEPID

(adj.) Lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm; halfhearted