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Vocabulary Unit 2

avowed (adj., part.) declared openly and without shame, acknowledged
banter (v.) to exchange playful remarks, tease; (n.) talk that is playful and teasing
bountiful (adj.) giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly
congested (adj., part.) overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess
detriment (n.) harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage
durable (adj.) sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time; (n. pl.) consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years
enterprising (adj.) energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination
frugal (adj.) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager
gingerly (adj., adv.) with extreme care or caution
glut (v.) to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing; (n.) an oversupply
incognito (adj., adv.) in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity; (n.) the state of being disguised; a person in disguise
invalidate (v.) to make valueless, take away all force or effect
legendary (adj.) described in well-known stories (legends) rather than in real life
maim (v.) to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
minimize (v.) to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before
oblique (adj.) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct
veer (v.) to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve
venerate (v.) to regard with reverence, look up to with great respect
wanton (adj.) reckless; heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals; (n.) a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals