Vocab level G- Unit 10

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Vocab level G- Unit 10
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Vocabulary Workshop Level G Vocab Unit 10
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  1. askance
    • adv.) with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval
    • syn: suspiciously, skeptically
  2. attenuate
    • v.) to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value
    • syn: thin out, dilute
  3. benign
    • adj.) gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favorable or beneficial effect; not malignant
    • syn: benevolent, harmless
  4. cavil
    • v.) to find fault in a petty way, carp
    • n.) a trivial objection or criticism
    • syn: v.) nitpick, quibble
  5. charlatan
    n.) one who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, imposter, or quack
  6. decimate
    • v.) to kill or destroy a large part of
    • syn: ravage, devastate
  7. foible
    • n.) a weak point, falling, minor flaw
    • syn: shortcoming, defect, quirk
  8. forgo
    • v.) to do without, abstain from, give up
    • syn: refrain from, renounce
  9. fraught
    • adj.) full of or loaded with; accompanied by
    • syn: charged with
  10. inure
    • v.) to toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure
    • syn: accustom, acclimate
  11. luminous
    • adj.) emitting or reflecting light, glowing; illuminating
    • syn: radiant, bright, refulgent, lustrous
  12. obsequious
    • adj.) marked by slavish attentiveness; excessively submissive, often for purely self- interested reasons
    • syn: servile, sycophantic
  13. obtuse
    • adj.) blunt, not coming to a point; slow or dull in understanding; measuring between 90 and 180 degrees
    • syn: stupid, dumb, thick, dull-witted
  14. oscillate
    • v.) to swing back and forth with a steady rhythm; to fluctuate or waver
    • syn: vibrate, vacillate
  15. penitent
    • adj.) regretful for one's sins or mistakes
    • n.) one who is sorry for wrongdoing
    • syn: adj.) remorseful, regretful, sorry
  16. peremptory
    • adj.) having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denial, or refusal; offensively self-assured, dictatorial; determined, resolute
    • syn: high-handed, unconditional
  17. rebuff
    • v.) to snub; to repel, drive away
    • n.) a curt rejection, a check
    • syn: v.) spurn, repulse, reject; n.) setback
  18. reconnoiter
    • v.) to engage in reconnaissance; to make a preliminary inspection
    • syn: scout
  19. shambles
    n.) a slaughterhouse; a place of mass bloodshed; a state of complete disorder and confusion, mess
  20. sporadic
    • adj.) occurring at irrecular intervals, having no set plan or order
    • syn: intermittent, spasmodic

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