unit 7

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  1. (v) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
    allay
  2. (adj) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
    bestial
  3. (adj) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
    convivial
  4. (n) a circle of acquaintances; a close knit often exclusive group of people with a common interest
    coterie
  5. a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
    counterpart
  6. (v)to object or take exception to (n) an objection
    demur
  7. (v) a shameless boldness, impudence
    effrontery
  8. (v) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
    embellish
  9. (adj) lasting only a short time, short-lived
    ephemeral
  10. (adj) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
    felicitous
  11. (adj) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
    furtive
  12. (adj) glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
    garish
  13. (adj) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
    illusory
  14. (adj) needy, impoverished
    indignant
  15. (adj) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
    inordinate
  16. (v) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
    jettison
  17. (n) a person who hates or despises people
    misanthrope
  18. (adj) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
    pertinacious
  19. (adj) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small minded
    picayune
  20. (n) clothing, garments
    raiment

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