IVS05

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clparson
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4952
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IVS05
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2010-01-24 12:53:19
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IVS Vocabulary
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Vocabulary for Chapter 5 of Improving Vocabulary Skills by Nist
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  1. arbitrary
    determined by personal judgement, not rule or reason; based on impulse
  2. mercenary
    motivated only by financial gain; greedy
  3. allusion
    an indirect reference
  4. syndrome
    a group of symptoms typical of a particular disease or condition
  5. euphemism
    a mild or vague term used as a subsititute for one considered offensive or unpleasant
  6. appease
    to calm, especially by giving in to the demands of
  7. banal
    lacking originality; overused; commonplace
  8. taint
    to stain the honor of someone or something
  9. assail
    to attack physically or verbally
  10. altruistic
    unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others; unselfish

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