VOCAB 2&3

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VOCAB 2&3
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2011-11-14 18:09:14
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  1. (v) to approach or confront
    accost
  2. (n) a comment indicating strong criticism
    animadversion
  3. (adj) intensely eager
    avid
  4. (adj) having a salty taste
    brackish
  5. (n) swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
    celerity
  6. (adj) straying or wandering from a direct course
    devious
  7. (n) a ploy or move
    gambit
  8. (n) calm, happy
    halcyon
  9. (adj) theatrical
    histrionic
  10. (adj) deliberately setting or causing fires
    incendiary
  11. (n) whirlpool of great size and violence
    maelstrom
  12. (adj) lacking a broad, realistic view
    myopic
  13. (adj) open, not hidden
    overt
  14. (adj) tending to make worse
    pejorative
  15. (n) the state of being proper, appropriateness
    propriety
  16. (n) improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
    sacrilege
  17. (adv) without delay
    summarily
  18. (adj) asking humbly and earnestly
    suppliant
  19. (n) an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers
    talisman
  20. (v) to moves in waves
    undulate
  21. (v) to pronounce distinctly
    articulate
  22. (v) to romp or prance around
    cavort
  23. (n) belief, mental acceptance
    credence
  24. (v) to express strong disapproval
    decry
  25. (v) to disguise or conceal
    dissemble
  26. (adj) very much agitated or upset
    distraught
  27. (n) high praise
    eulogy
  28. (v) to display clearly
    evince
  29. (v) to remove from a grave
    exhume
  30. (adj) lacking in spirit and strength
    feckless
  31. (adj) dark and gloomy
    murky
  32. (adj) wicked, devoid of moral standards
    nefarious
  33. (adj) stimulating, spicy
    piquant
  34. (adj) basic, primal
    primordial
  35. (n) nearness in place or time
    propinquity
  36. (adj) not usual or expected
    unwonted
  37. (adj) impractical
    utopian
  38. (n) language that is too wordy
    verbiage
  39. (adj) green in tint or color
    verdant
  40. (adj) having a gelatinous quality
    viscous

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