Unit 1 Vocab B

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Unit 1 Vocab B
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  1. (adj) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property - greedy
    acquisitive
  2. (v) to claim or take without right
    arrogate
  3. (adj) hackneyed, trite, commonplace - stale/ not new
    banal
  4. (v) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly - overwork
    belabor
  5. (adj) tending to find fault, especially in a petty,nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n) petty nagging criticism - nit-picking
    carping
  6. (adj) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful - connnected, consistent
    coherent
  7. (v) to change from liquid to solid, thicken, to make inflexible or rigid - harden, solidify
    congeal
  8. (v) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model - mimic
    emulate
  9. (n) a formal esxpression of praise, a lavish tribute
    encomium
  10. (v) to avoid, shun, keep away from - steer clear of
    eschew
  11. (adj) relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
    germane
  12. (adj) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
    insatiable
  13. (adj) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
    intransigent
  14. (adj) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment - spiteful
    invidious
  15. (n) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
    largesse
  16. (n) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
    reconnaissance
  17. (v) to establish by evidence, prove, to give concrete or substantial form to
    substantiate
  18. (adj) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little - uncommunicative
    taciturn
  19. (v) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise - dillydally
    temporize
  20. (adj) capable of being held or defended - maintainable
    tenable

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