#3 Vocab Midterm

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#3 Vocab Midterm
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  1. accede
    (v.) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity: consent, concur, comply, assent: demur, balk at
  2. adroit
  3. (adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind; clever, deft, dexterous, slick
  4. adulterate
    (v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value; contaminate, pollute, sully
  5. adversary
    (n.) an enemy, opponent; antagonist, rival, foe
  6. affiliated
    (adj.) associated, connected: attached, related, joined: dissociated, unconnected
  7. alienate
    (v.) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile: to transfer, convey; seperate, drive apart, estrange
  8. altruistic
    (adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others: selfless: selfish, self-centered
  9. ambidextrous
    (adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical; versatile, facile
  10. amicable
    (adj.) peaceable, friendly; congenial, neighborly, cordial
  11. artifice
    (n.) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever shill; trickery; rue, stratagem, contrivance
  12. ascertain
    (n.) to find out: discover, determine, establish
  13. assent
    (v.) to express agreement: concur, consent, accede: disagree, differ, dissent
  14. attainment
    (n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving: achievement, fulfillment: failure, defeat, frustration
  15. augment
    (v.) to make larger, increase; enlarge, supplement, amplify
  16. averse
    (adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling; disinclined, loath
  17. belligerent
    (adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (n.) one at war, one engaged in war; (adj.) assertive, truculent, pugnacious
  18. benefactor
    (n.) one who does good to others: patron, humanitarian: misanthrope, malefactor
  19. benevolent
    (adj.) kindly, charitable; benign, well-meaning
  20. bequeath
    (v.) to give or pass on an inheritance: transmit, bestow, hand down
  21. bereft
    (adj., part.) deprived of; make unhappy through a loss; bereaved
  22. brandish
    (v.) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion: swing, shake
  23. chivalrous
    (adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly: gallant, civil, valiant: crude, uncouth, churlish, loutish
  24. clemency
    (n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness: leniency, forbearance, gentleness: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility

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