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Unit 11

brevity shortness
comport to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
concise expressing much in few words
demure sober or serious in manner, modest
depreciation a lessening in value; a belittling
deteriorate to lower in quality or value; to wear away
divulge to tell, reveal; to make public
enlightened free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding
forestall to prevent by acting first
garble to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible
proponent one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
quaver to shake, tremble; to trill
recoil to spring back, shrink; the act of springing back
recoup to make up for, regain
reek an unpleasant smell; to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression
relentless unyielding, harsh, without pity
rivulet a small stream
squander to spend foolishly, waste
staccato detached or disconnected in sound or style
statute a law
Created by: CompEnglish9B