Unit2VocabAP3

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  1. to apporach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way (verb)
    accost
  2. a comment indicating string criticism or disapproval (noun)
    animadversion
  3. desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager(adj)
    avid
  4. having a salty taste and unpreasant to drink (adj)
    brackish
  5. swiftness, rapidity of motion or action (noun)
    celerity
  6. straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way (adj)
    devious
  7. in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type (noun)
    gambit
  8. calm; peaceful; happy, golden properous; affluent (adj)
    halcyon
  9. pertaining to actors and thier techniques; theatrical, artifical; melodramatic (adj)
    histrionic
  10. deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion (adj)
    arsonist; one who causes strife (noun)
    incendiary
  11. a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction (noun)
    maelstrom
  12. nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situaion; lacking foresight or discernment (adj)
    myopic
  13. open; not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized (adj)
    overt
  14. tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory (adj)
    pejorative
  15. the state of being proper; appropriateness; standars of what is proper or socially acceptiable (noun)
    propriety
  16. improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred (noun)
    sacrilege
  17. without delay or formality; breifly, concisely (adj)
    summarily
  18. asking humbly and earnestly (adj); one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitoiner, suitor (noun)
    suppliant
  19. an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers (noun)
    talisman
  20. to move in waves or in a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form (verb)
    undulate

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