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Monday, September 24, 2012

Vo-Cab list #6

  1.  adroit-Clever or skillful in using the hands or mind. He was very adroit so it didn't matter what hand he used.
  2.  amicable-(of relations between people) Having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor. There will be a amicable settlement of the dispute.
  3.  averse-Having a strong dislike of or opposition to something. Are teacher is not averce to late homework.
  4.  belligerent-Hostile and aggressive. He was belligerent with his actions.
  5.  benevolent-Well meaning and kindly. The girl showed a benevolent smile.
  6.  cursory-Hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed. The detective was cursory with his investigation.
  7.  duplicity-Deceitfulness; double-dealing. The agent had always shown duplicity.
  8.  extol-Praise enthusiastically. He extolled his sons accomplishment.
  9.  feasible-Possible to do easily or conveniently. The task seemed very feasible.
  10.  grimace-An ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement. She had a grimace expression.
  11.  holocaust-Destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, esp. caused by fire or nuclear war. It was a nuclear holocaust.
  12.  impervious-Unable to be affected by. He was impervious to pain.
  13.  impetus-The force or energy with which a body moves. He had lost his impetus from injury.
  14.  jeopardy-Danger of loss, harm, or failure. His job was in jeopardy.
  15.  meticulous-Showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise. He was very meticulous with his colors.
  16.  nostalgia-A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. I was overcome with nostalgia for my ex-love.
  17.  quintessence-A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. He was the quintessence of kings.
  18.  retrogress-Go back to an earlier state, typically a worse one. Her grades started to retrogress back to how they were.
  19.  scrutinize-Examine or inspect closely and thoroughly. He wanted to scrutinize every part of the car.
  20.  tepid-Showing little enthusiasm; lukewarm. He was tepid about the long trip.

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