Vocab Unit 7.txt

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  1. COUNterpart
    (n) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
  2. efFRONtery
    (n) shameless boldness, impudence
  3. ePHEMeral
    (adj) lasting only a short time, short-lived
  4. feLICitous
    (adj) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by wellbeing or good fortune, happy
  5. alLAY
    (v) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
  6. FURtive
    (adj) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
  7. COterie
    (n) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a commmon interest
  8. emBELlish
    (v) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
  9. deMUR
    (v) to object or take exception to (n) an objection
  10. conVIVial
    (adj) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
  11. BEStial
    (adj) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
  12. RAIment
    (n) clothing, garments
  13. GARish
    (adj) glaring, tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
  14. INdigent
    (adj) needy, impoverished
  15. MISanthrope
    (n) a person who hates or despises people
  16. picaYUNE
    (adj) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
  17. pertiNAcious
    (adj) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
  18. WRAITH
    (n) a ghostly apparition, specter
  19. inORdinate
    (adj) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
  20. THREShold
    (n) the board or stone that lies under a door, sill; the place or point of entering or beginning, outset; the point at which physiological or psychological effect is produced, brink
  21. ilLUsory
    (adj) misleading, deceptive; lacking or not based on reality
  22. JETtison
    (v) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome

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