Level H: Unit 7 Definitions

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Level H: Unit 7 Definitions
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  1. abeyance
    (n) a state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside.
  2. ambivalent
    (adj) having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone or something.
  3. beleaguer
    (v) to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army; to trouble, harass
  4. carte blanche
    (n) full freedom or authority to act at one's own discretion.
  5. cataclysm
    (n) a sudden, violent, or devastating upheaval; a surging flood, deluge.
  6. debauch
    (v) to corrupt morally, seduce; to indulge in dissipation; (n) an act or occasion of dissipation or vice
  7. eclat
    (n) dazzling or conspicuous success or acclaim; great brilliance (of performance or achievement)
  8. fastidious
    (adj) overly demanding or hard to please; excessively careful in regard to details; easily disgusted.
  9. gambol
    (v) to jump or skip about playfully
  10. imbue
    (v) to soak or stain thoroughly; to fill the mind.
  11. inchoate
    (adj) just beginning; not fully shaped or formed.
  12. lampoon
    (n) a malicious satire (v) to satirize, ridicule
  13. malleable
    (adj) capable or being formed into different shapes; capable of being altered, adapted, or influenced.
  14. nemesis
    (n) an agent of force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival.
  15. opt
    (v) to make a choice or decision
  16. philistine
    (adj) lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements; (n) such a person
  17. picaresque
    (adj) involving or characteristic of clever rogues or adventurers
  18. queasy
    (adj) nauseated or uneasy; causing nausea or uneasiness; troubled
  19. refractory
    (adj) stubborn; hard or difficult to manage; not responsive to treatment or cure
  20. savoir-faire
    (n)the ability to say and do the right thing in any situation; social competence

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