Language Activity D #10-12

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  1. accede
    to express approval, to agree to
  2. amity
    friendship, good will
  3. broach
    to mention or suggest for the first time
  4. circumvent
    to go around; avoid
  5. convalesce
    to recover gradually from an illness
  6. discrete
    individually distinct, separate
  7. espouse
    to take up and support as a cause; to marry
  8. hegemony
    the domination of one state or group over its allies
  9. inchoate
    being only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
  10. veracity
    accuracy, truth
  11. vehemently
    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
  12. tenuous
    having little substance or strength; flimsy, weak
  13. stipulate
    to specify as a condition or requirement of an agreement or offer
  14. remission
    a lessening of intensity or degree
  15. provincial
    limited in outlook, narrow, unsophisticated
  16. patent
    obvious, evident
  17. opine
    to express an opinion
  18. inveterate
    firmly established, especially with respect to a habit or attitude
  19. loquacious
  20. mollify
    to soothe in temper or disposition
  21. acclivity
    an incline or upward slope, the ascending side of a hill
  22. amorphous
    having no definite form
  23. aver
    to declare to be true, to affirm
  24. bucolic
    pastoral, rural
  25. cloying
    sickly sweet; excessive
  26. convergence
    the state of separate elements joining or coming together
  27. disingenuous
    giving a false appearance of simple frankness; misleading
  28. espy
    to catch sight of, glimpse
  29. flippant
    marked by disrespectful lightheartedness or casualness
  30. heretical
    departing from accepted beliefs or standards, oppositional
  31. terse
    concise, brief, free of extra words
  32. scrupulous
    acting in strict regard for what is considered proper; punctiliously exact
  33. remuneration
    payment for goods or services or to recompense for losses
  34. proxy
    a person authorized to act for someone else
  35. pore
    to read studiously or attentively
  36. opportunist
    one who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, with little regard for principles
  37. mordant
    biting and caustic in manner and style
  38. macabre
    having death as a subject; dwelling on the gruesome
  39. irascible
    easily angered, hot-tempered
  40. incipient
    beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
  41. accretion
    a growth in size, an increase in amount
  42. animus
    a feeling of animosity or ill will
  43. avuncular
    like an uncle in behavior, especially in kindness and warmth
  44. coagulate
    to clot; to cause to thicken
  45. disinterested
    fair-minded, unbiased
  46. euphimism
    an inoffensive and agreeable expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
  47. flout
    to scorn, to disregard with contempt
  48. hiatus
    a gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity
  49. incorrigable
    incapable of being corrected or amended; difficult to control or manage
  50. macrocosm
    the whole universe; a large-scale reflection of a part of the greater world
  51. yen
    a strong desire, craving
  52. veritable
    being without question, often used figuratively
  53. thwart
    to block or prevent from happening; frustrate, defeat the hopes or aspirations of
  54. strident
    loud, harsh, unpleasantly noisy
  55. seamy
    morally degraded, unpleasant
  56. replete
    abundantly supplied, complete
  57. portentous
    foreshadowing, ominous; eliciting amazement and wonder
  58. patrician
  59. opprobious
    disgraceful, shameful
  60. mores
    fixed customs or manners; moral attitudes
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Language Activity D #10-12
2012-05-07 05:13:21

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