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Vocab G1

acquisitive able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property.
arrogate to claim or take without right.
banal hackneyed, trite, commonplace.
belabor to work on excessively; to thrash soundly.
carping tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way. petty, nagging criticism.
coherent holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible' meaningful.
congeal to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid.
emulate to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model.
encomium a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute.
eschew to avoid, shun, keep away from.
germane relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting.
insatiable so great or demanding as not to be satisfied.
intransigent refusing to compromise, irreconcilable.
invidious offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment.
largesse generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions.
reconnaissance a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination.
substantiate to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to.
taciturn habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little.
temporize to stall or act in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise.
tenable capable of being held or defended.
Created by: livins