Lesson 1

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  1. altruistic
    unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous
  2. ambivalent
    having contrary feelings or attitudess, uncertain as to course of action
  3. angular
    lean; sharp conered; guant
  4. arrogant
    overbearingly assuming; insolently proud
  5. aversion
    strong disinclination, disliking
  6. discern
    to differentiate between two or more things
  7. disdain
    intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contempt, to reject as unworthy
  8. disparage
    to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
  9. disparity
    inequailty, the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree
  10. embellish
    to decorate, to make beautiful with ornamentation
  11. engender
    to cause, to produce, to create
  12. innocuous
    harmless, producing no injury
  13. insipid
    boring and stupid
  14. lament
    to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner
  15. laud
    to praise, to extol
  16. obscure
    difficult to see, vague
  17. ostentatious
    showy, pretentious
  18. prodigal
    wasteful, a person given to extravegance
  19. repudiate
    to reject, to disown, to disavow
  20. reticence
    restraint in speech, reluctance to speak
  21. revere
    to honor, to regard with respect
  22. serene
    calm, placid
  23. subtle
    delicate, elusive, not obvious
  24. superfluous
    beyond what is needed or required, an overflow
  25. taciturn
    quite, not verbose
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Lesson 1
2011-08-18 00:51:55
AP Lang Comp

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