Vocabulary WS unit 2 Flashcards

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(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of hands or mind; cleaver
adroit
(adj.) peaceable , friendly, congenial
amicable
(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
averse
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive (n.) someone who is at or engaged in war
belligerent
(adj.) kind; charitable
benevolent
(adj.) hasty, not thorough, superficial
cursory
(n.) treachery; deceitfulness, fraud, chicanery
duplicity
(v.) to praise extravagantly
extol
(adj.) possible, able to be done, viable
feasible
(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry face
grimace
(n.) a large scale destruction; especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering; conflagration, annihilation
holocaust
(adj.) not effected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance; impenatrable
impervious
(n.) a moving force, impulse, stimulus, spur
impetus
(n.) danger, risk
jepardy
(adj.) extremely careful, particular about details, fastidious
meticulous
(n.) a longing for something in the past; homesickness
nostalgia
(n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example; paragon, exemplar
quintessence
(v.) to move backward; to return to an earlier condition; to revert, decline
retrogress
(v.) to examine closely, pore over
scrutinize
(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic; marked by an absence of interest; insipid
tepid
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