Chapter 1 & 2 Vocab

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facetious

humorous; playfully joking

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ostentatious

meant to impress others; flashy

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optimum

best possible; most favorable; most desirable

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detriment

something that causes damage; harm or loss

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vicarious

experienced through the imagination ; not experienced directly

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dexterous

skillful in using the hands or body

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scrupulous

careful about moral standards; conscientious

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gregarious

sociable; enjoying and seeking the company of others

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discretion

good judgement or tact in actions or speaking

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sensory

having to do with seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling, and smelling

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instigate

to bring about by moving others to action; stir up

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rudimentary

fundamental; necessary to learn first

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resilient

able to recover quickly from harm, illness, or misfortune

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collaborate

to work together on a project, cooperate in an effort

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zealot

a person totally devoted to a purpose or cause

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squelch

to silence or suppress; crush

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venerate

to respect deeply; revere

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despondent

downhearted; hopeless; overwhelmed with sadness

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retrospect

reviewing the past; considering past events

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scoff

to make fun of; mock; refuse to take seriously