vocabulary lesson 1

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  1. AVID
    • adj. Having a storng desire for, to the point of greed.
    • 2. Eager; enthusiastic.
  2. EVOKE
    v. To call forth; to produce.

    2. To bring to mind, often by suggestion.
  3. EMULATE
    v. To try to equal; to imitate.
  4. DISPICABLE
    adj. deserving contempt or scorn.
  5. BRUSQUE
    adj. Abrupt in manner or speeech; gruff.
  6. CONCISE
    adj. Short and to the point.
  7. EXCRUCIATING
    adj. Very painful.
  8. INAUGURATE
    v. 1. To install in office with a formal ceremony.

    2. To begin officailly or mark the opening of.
  9. DEMEAN
    v. To cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputationor character.
  10. PERVADE
    v. To spread throught.
  11. PROPRIETOR
    n. An owner of a store or other business.
  12. PSEUDONYM
    n. A fictitious name used by an author; a pen name.
  13. REBUFF
    • v. 1. To reject bluntly.
    • 2. To drive back

    • n. 1. A blunt rejection.
    • 2. An abrupt setback in progress.
  14. RESILIENT
    • adj. 1. Capable of recovering quickly from misfortune.
    • 2. returning quickly to an origionaly shape or form.
  15. TURBULENT
    • adj. 1. Chaotic unruly.
    • 2. Stormy; tempestuous

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