Vocab 10

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Vocab 10
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2012-02-03 00:11:14
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english iv AP
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foible, obsequious, cavil
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  1. askance
    • with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval
    • distrustfully
  2. attentuate
    to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, dilute
  3. benign
    gentle, kind, benevolent, forgiving
  4. cavil
    to find fault in a petty way, carp, nitpick
  5. charlatan
    fraud, a pretender, imposter
  6. decimate
    to kil, destroy, devastate
  7. foible
    a weak point, falling, minor flaw, shortcoming
  8. forgo
    v.to do without, abstain from, refrain from
  9. fraught
    loaded with, full of
  10. inure
    to toughen, harden, acclimate EX/ INure
  11. luminous
    emitting or reflecting light, illuminating
  12. obsequious
    marked by slavish attentiveness, dervile , excessively submissive, often purely for self-interested reasons
  13. obtuse
    blunt, slowor dull in understanding
  14. oscillate
    vacillate, to swing back and forth steadily
  15. penitent
    regretful for ones's sins or mistakes; n. one who is sorry for wrondoing; remorseful
  16. peremptory
    having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, dictatorial, unconditional
  17. rebuff
    to repel, n. a curt rejection
  18. reconnoiter
    to engage in reconnaissance; scout
  19. shambles
    a slaughterhouse, a state of complete disorder and confusion,mess
  20. sporadic
    random, occurring at irregular intervals,
  21. He was excused from trial by the ______ judge.
    peremptory
  22. Those who were _________ obtained absolution.
    penitent
  23. She's too much ______ to cooperate with others.
    peremptory
  24. The shopkeeper looked ____________ at the crowd of young rowdies who entered his store.
    askance
  25. The expedition was ________ with danger.
    fraught
  26. The boss prefers ____________ underlings.
    obsequious
  27. My boss ____ at the least detail.
    cavil
  28. The silversmith _____ the ingot into one long thread.
    attenuated
  29. Is vanity a cardinal sin or merely a foible?
    foible

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