English 12 unit 2

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English 12 unit 2
2011-10-24 06:31:14
English vocabulary practice unit

English 12 senior year vocab unit 2
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  1. suppliant(adj)
    Asking humbly and earnestly;(n)one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
  2. talisman
    a stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures orcharacters supposed to possess occult powers and worn asan amulet or charm.
  3. Maelstrom
    a large, powerful, or violent whirlpool.
  4. Undulate
    to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smoothrising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement:The flag undulates in the breeze.
  5. gambit
    Chess. an opening in which a player seeks to obtain someadvantage by sacrificing a pawn or piece.
  6. incendiary
    used or adapted for setting property on fire: incendiarybombs.
  7. histrionic(adj)
    of or pertaining to actors or acting.
  8. avid(adj)
    showing great enthusiasm for or interest in: an avidmoviegoer. Synonyms: enthusiastic, ardent, keen; devoted,dedicated; zealous, fanatic. Antonyms: indifferent,apathetic; reluctant.
  9. myopic(adj)
    Ophthalmology. pertaining to or having myopia; nearsighted.
  10. overt(adj)
    open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overthostility.