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ACT Vocabulary4

accentuate to emphasize or highlight
adversity a state of serious or ongoing difficulty
affected marked by an artificial manner, unnatural, pretending
banter witty, joking conversation
caustic able to burn or corrode, biting or harsh
deduction the act of taking away, or a conclusion
encumber to weigh down or hinder, burden
expound to explain in detail
hapless without luck
impeach to challenge to credibility of or accuse, usually a public official.
inept lacking in ability or skill
irony a difference between what is expected and what really happens
measured deliberate and restrained, calculated, careful
obsolete no longer in use, useful or current
ponderous heavy, unwieldly due to weight
rectify to set right
saccharine related to sugar, overly sweet
stagnant not flowing or moving, stale
tenuous thin in form or density, lacking strength
unequivical leaving no doubt, absolute
virile masculine, energetic
console to lessen the sorrow or trouble of, comfort
malady an illness or disease
quell to put an end to, extinguish
serenity the state of being serene or peaceful, calmness
Created by: JasperACTprep