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bkhs 12/G unit 2

sadlier-oxford vocab workshop level g unit 2

QuestionAnswer
accost to approach and speak to first; to confront
animadversion a comment indicating strong criticism or approval
avid desirous of something to the point of greed
brackish having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
celerity swiftness, rapidity of motion
devious straying or wandering from a straight or direct course
gambit in chess, an opening move that involves risk
halcyon a legendary bird; calm, peaceful, happy
histrionic pertaining to actors and their techniques, melodramatic
incendiary deliberately setting fires, stir up strife
maelstrom a whirpool of great size and violence
myopic nearsighted
overt open, not hidden
perjorative tending to make worse, expressing disapproval
propriety in the state of being proper, what is socially acceptable
sacrilege improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
summarily without delay
suppliant asking humbly and earnestly
talisman a charm believed to confer magical powers
undulate to move in waves
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