vocab unit 1

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  1. able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
    • acquisitive
    • adjective
  2. to claim or take without right
    • arrogate
    • verb
  3. hackneyed, trite, commonplace
    • banal
    • adj
  4. to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
    • belabor
    • verb
  5. tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way;
    • carping
    • adj
  6. holding on sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
  7. to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
    • congeal
    • verb
  8. to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
    • emulate
    • verb
  9. a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
    • encomium 
    • noun
  10. to avoid, shun, keep away from
    • eschew
    • verb
  11. relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
    • germane 
    • adj
  12. so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
    • insatiable
    • adj
  13. refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
  14. offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
    • invidious
    • adj
  15. generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
    • largesse
    • adj
  16. a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
    • reconnaissance 
    • noun
  17. to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
    • substantiate 
    • verb
  18. habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
    • taciturn 
    • adj
  19. to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
    • temporize
    • verb
  20. capable of being held or defended
    • tenable 
    • adj
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vocab unit 1
2013-09-04 13:46:11

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