vocab workshop unit 2 level g

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vocab workshop unit 2 level g
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vocab workshop unit 2 level g
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  1. accost
    to approach and speak first. confront in a challenging aggressive way. buttonhole
  2. animadversion
    a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval. rebuke. reproof.
  3. avid
    desirous of something to the point of greed. keen. enthusiastic. grasping.
  4. brackish
    having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink. briny. saline.
  5. celerity
    swiftness. rapidity of motion or action. promptness. alacrity. speed.
  6. devious
    straying or wandering from a straight or direct course. done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way. roundabout. sly.
  7. gambit
    opening move that involves a risk or sacrifice in order to gain a later advantage. ploy. ruse.
  8. halcyon
    legendary bird identified with the kingfisher. calm. peaceful.vprosperous. affluent. tranquil. placid. palmy.
  9. histronic
    pertaining to actors and their techniques. theatrical. artificial. melodramatic. affected. stagy.
  10. incendiary
    setting or causing fires, designed to start fires. stir up rebellion or strife. inflammatory. provocative. firebrand.
  11. maelstrom
    whirpool of great size and violence. situation resembling a whirpool in violence and destruction. vortex.
  12. myopic
    nearsighted. lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation. lacking foresight or discernment. shortsighted.
  13. overt
    open not hidden. expressed or revealed in a way thats eaily recognized. clear. obvious. manifest. patent.
  14. pejorative
    tending to make worse. expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling.
  15. propriety
    state of being proper. approproateness. standards of what is proper or socially acceptable. fitness. correctness. decorum.
  16. sacrilege
    improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred. desecration. profanation. defilement.
  17. summarily
    without delay or formality. briefly. concisely. promptly. preemptorily. abruptly/
  18. suppliant
    asking humbly and earnestly. one who makes a request humbly and earnestly. a petitioner, suitor
  19. talisman
    an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers. an amulet. fetish
  20. undulate
    to move in waves or with a wavelike motion. to have a wavelike appearance or form. ripple. fluctuate. rise and fall.