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Vocab G Unit 2

accost v. To approach and to speak first
animadversion n. A comment indicating stron criticism or disapproval
avid adj. Desirous of something to the point of greed
brackish adj. Having a salty taste; unpleasent to drink
celerity n. swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
devious adj. Straying or wandering from a straight or direct course
gambit n. Sacrafice of a smaller piece to gain a later advantage
halcyon n. A lengendary bird like the kingfisher... adj. calm, peaceful, happy, golden, prosperous, affluent
histrionic adj. Pertaining to actors and their techniques
incendiary adj. Deliberately causing fires...n. One who does so
maelstrom n. A whirlpool of great size and violence
myopic adj. nearsighted; narrow view of a situation
overt adj. Open, not hidden
pejorative adj. Tending to make worse; expressing disapproval
propriety n. The state of being proper...pl. standards of what is appropriate
sacrilege n. Improper or disrespectful of a sacred object
summarily adv. Without delay or formality
suppliant adj. Asking humbly and earnestly...n. one who makes a request humbly and earnestly
talisman n. An object that serves as a charm
undulate v. To move in waves or with a wavelike motion
Created by: Bomoono