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Word Study #20

a capella (Ital.) without accompaniment; choral singing
al dente (Ital.) lit: to the tooth; overcooked, still hard when eaten
alfresco (Ital.) outdoors
forte (Ital.) (in music) strong, loud; (of person) strong point, principal ability
destitute without the basic necessities of life.
exorbitant (of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high
lucrative producing a great deal of profit
mercenary a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
miserly (of a quantity) pitiably small or inadequate.
philanthropist a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others
procure obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
vocation a person's employment or main occupation,
aberration a characteristic that deviates from the normal type.
adamant refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind
Created by: cgeyer
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