vocab 11-4-2013

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vocab 11-4-2013
2013-11-10 19:09:25

vocab for 11-4-2013
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  1. exotic
    foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strinkingly unusual
  2. haggard
    thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
  3. jaunty
    lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance.
  4. juncture
    a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time.
  5. menial
    lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks.
  6. parry
    to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; a defensive movement in fencing and other sports.
  7. predatory
    preying on, plundering , or piratical.
  8. acme
    the highest point.
  9. attribute
    a quality or characteristics belonging to or associated with someone or something; to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from.
  10. belittle
    to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value.
  11. convey
    to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to.
  12. doctrine
    a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or pinciples.
  13. excise
    to remove by cutting; an indirect tax on the manufactur sale, or distribution of a commodity or service.
  14. ravage
    to destroy, lay waste, ruin; ruinous damage, destruction.
  15. stance
    a way of holding the body; an attitude or position of an issue.
  16. tawdry
    showy or flashy but lacking in good taste.
  17. turncoat
    a person who switches to an opposing side or party.
  18. unassuming
    not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest.
  19. wallow
    to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to over-indulge in; to have in abundance; a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse.
  20. waver
    to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision.