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level h unit 12

unit 12 definitions

apposite appropriate; suitable; apt
augur a prophet or seer; to predict, foreshadow
bilk to defraud, cheat, or swindle; to evade payment of; to frustrate, thwart
charisma the special personal magnetism that makes an individual exceptionally appealing to other people; a divinely bestowed gift or power
debilitate to make weak or feeble
execrable utterly detestable, hateful, or abhorrent; extremely inferior
impinge to strike against or collide with violently; to encroach or abtrude upon; to make an impression upon
labyrinth a bewildering maze; any confusing or complicated situation
narcissim excessive self-love; absorption in oneself
niggardly stingy; meanly small or insufficient
pastiche a dramatic, musical, or literary work made up of bites and pieces from other sources; a hodgepodge
precarious very uncertain or unsure; dangerous or risky
rapport a close and harmonious relationship
utilitarian stressing practically over other consideration; relating to the belief that what is good or desirable is determined purely by its usefulness
vacuous devoid of matter, substance, or meaning; lacking ideas or intelligence; purposeless
vagary an unpredictable, erratic, or seemingly purposeless action, occurrence, or notion
viable capable of living or developing under normal circumstances
xenophobia undue or unreasonable fear, hatred, or contempt of foreigners or strangers or of what is foreign or strange
zany clownish or funny in a crazy, bizarre, or ludicrous way; one who plays the clown
zealot a fanatical partisian; an ardent follower
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