Vocab unit1

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Vocab unit1
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2012-08-23 21:49:51
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  1. Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquaring property (adj)
    acquisitive
  2. to claim or take without right (verb)
    arrogate
  3. hackneyed, trite, commonplace (adj)
    banal
  4. to work on excessively; to thrash soundly (verb)
    belabor
  5. tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (adj)

    petty, nagging criticism (noun)
    carping
  6. holding or sticking tegether; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful (adj)
    coherent
  7. to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid (verb)
    congeal
  8. to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model (verb)
    emulate
  9. a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute (noun)
    encomium
  10. to avoid, shun, keep away from (verb)
    eschew
  11. relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting (adj)
    germane
  12. so great or demanding as not to be satisfied (adj)
    insatiable
  13. refusing to compromise, irreconciliable (adj)
    intransigent
  14. offensive, hateful; tending to cause betterness and resentment (adj)
    invidious
  15. generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions (noun)
    largesse
  16. a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination (noun)
    reconnaissance
  17. to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to (verb)
    substantiate
  18. habitually silent or quiet; inclined to talk very little (adj)
    taciturn
  19. to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise (verb)
    temporize
  20. capable of being held or defended (adj)
    tenable

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