English_31_Vocab_8_0910 - liberal adj The philanthropist...

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English 31 Vocab 8 09/10 Histrionic deliberately affected theatrical / adj Her arguments were histrionic in that they were just for show Vacillate to sway through lack of equilibrium oscillate / stay v I kepy vacillating between buying a Honda, or a Hyundai Cerebral of or relating to the brain or the intellect brainy / adj His database for drawing answers was completely cerebral, he never needed to look anything up. Censure a judgment involving condemnation reproof / praise n His censure proved his distaste for my theories
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Formidable causing fear, dread, or apprehension dreadful / pleasant adj My Spanish teacher was a formidable opponent in the argument over my test grade. Magnanimous generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness
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Unformatted text preview: liberal / adj The philanthropist was quite magnanimous and benefecient. Insolent boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting brazen / adj His insolent attitude showed he did not come from a family of high stature. Debunk to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated lampoon / v The scientist successfully debunked a popular theory, proving the chicken came before the egg Adroit expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body. Adj Clever / clumsy The yo-yoists adroit movements proved he was superior in his craft. Amalgam an alloy of mercury with another metal or metals. n The amalgam was used in the thermometer to measure temperature....
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English_31_Vocab_8_0910 - liberal adj The philanthropist...

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