Vocab Unit 1

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

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