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Sparknotes 250 #1

Only the first vocabulary in the Sparknotes 250 list

QuestionAnswer
acerbic, adj) biting, bitter in tone or taste
acrimony (n) bitterness, discord
acumen (n) keen insight
anathema (n) a cursed, detested person
alacrity (n) eagerness speed
antipathy (n) a strong dislike, repugnance
approbation (n) praise
ascetic, (adj) practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline
aspersion, (n) a curse or expression of ill-will
assiduous, (adj) hard-working or diligent
blandish, (v) to coax by using flattery
boon, (n) a gift or blessing
brusque, (adj) short or abrupt or dismissive
buffet, (v) to strike with force (n) an arrangement of food set out on a table
burnish, (v) to polish or shine
buttress, (v) to support or hold up (n) something that offers support
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