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Vocabulary Unit 10

Accord (n.) Agreement, harmony. (v.) To agree, be in harmony or bring into harmony; to grant, bestow on.
Curt (adj.) Short, rudely brief.
Engross (v.) To occupy the complete attention of, absorb fully.
Entail (v.) To put a burden on, impose, involve; to restrict ownership of property by limiting inheritance. (n.) Such a restriction.
barter (n.) an exchange in trade; (v.) to exchange goods
devise (v.) to think out, plan, figure out, invent, create
dexterous (adj.) skillful in the use of hands or body; clever
Ferret (n.) a kind of weasel; (v.) to search or hunt out; to torment, badger
Habituate (v.) to become used to; to cause to become used to
Impending (adj., part.) about to happen, hanging over in a menacing way
Personable (adj.) pleasing in appearance or personality, attractive
Rue (v.) to regret, be sorry for; (n.) a feeling of regret
Scoff (v.) to make fun of; to show contempt for
Transition (n.) a change from one state or condition to another
Trepidation (n.) fear, fright, trembling
Upbraid (v.) to blame, scold, find fault with
Veritable (adj.) actual, true, real
Vex (v.) to annoy, anger, exasperate; to confuse, battle
Vitality (n.) strength, energy, liveliness; the capacity to live and develop; the power to endure or survive
Whimsical (adj.) subject to odd ideas, notions, or fancies; playful, unpredictable