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Vocab Unit 2


adroit adj skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
amicable adj peaceable or friendly
averse adj having a deep-seated distaste or opposed or unwilling
belligerent adj or noun given to fighting, warlike, combat or aggressive
benevolent adj kindly or charitable
cursory adj hasty or not thorough
duplicity n treachery or deceitfulness
extol v to praise extravagantly
feasible adj possible or able to be done
grimace n or v a wry face or facial distortion
holocaust n a large-scale destruction, especially by fire or a vast slaughter or a burnt offering
impervious adj not affected or hurt by or admitting of no passage or entrance
impetus n a moving force, impulse, or stimulus
jeopardy n danger
meticulous adj extremely careful or particular about details
nostalgia n a longing for something past or homesickness
quintessence n the purest essence or form of something or the most typical example
retrogress v to move backward or to return to an earlier condition
scrutinize v to examine closely
tepid adj lukewarm, unenthusiastic, or marked by an absence of interest