Vocabulary - Ch. 3

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Vocabulary - Ch. 3
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2011-09-18 12:37:22
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Chapter 3 vocabulary - Improving Vocabulary Skills 4th Edition
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  1. allusion
    • An indirect reference
    • a hint about
  2. altruistic
    • Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others; unselfish
    • unselfish
  3. appease
    • To calm, especially by giving in to the demands of
    • to calm
  4. arbitrary
    • Determined by personal judgement, not rule or reason; based on impulse
    • impulsive
  5. assail
    • To attack physically or verbally
    • to attack
  6. banal
    • Lacking originality; overused; commonplace
    • unoriginal
  7. euphemism
    • A mild or vague term used as a substitute for one considered offensive or unpleasant
    • a term that doesn't offend
  8. mercenary
    • Motivated only by financial gain; greedy
    • greedy
  9. syndrome
    • A group of symptoms typical of a particular disease or condition
    • a group of symptoms
  10. taint
    To stain the honor of someone or something

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