Vocab unit 2 10-15-13

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  1. Holocaust
    (n) A large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter
  2. Impetus
    (n) A moving force, impulse, stimulus
  3. Impervious
    (adj) Not affected or hurt by; admitting of no entrance
  4. Cursory
    (adj) Hasty, not thorough
  5. Adroit
    (adj) Skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
  6. Belligerent
    (adj) Given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (n)one at war
  7. Benevolent
    (adj) Kindly, charitable
  8. Amicable
    (adj) Peaceable, friendly
  9. Averse
    (adj) Having a deep-seated distaste, opposed, unwilling
  10. Grimace
    (n) A wry face, facial distortion; (v) To make a wry face
  11. Duplicity
    (n) Treachery, deceitfulness
  12. Feasible
    (adj) Possible, able to be done
  13. Extol
    (v) To praise extravagantly
  14. Quintessence
    (n) The purest essence of form; the most typical example
  15. Jeopardy
    (n) Danger
  16. Tepid
    (adj) Lukewarm, unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
  17. Retrogress
    (v) To move backward; to return to an earlier condition
  18. Scrutinize
    (v) to examine closely
  19. Meticulous
    (adj) Extremely careful; particular about details
  20. Nostalgia
    (n) Longing for something past; homesickness
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Vocab unit 2 10-15-13
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