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Vocab. Lev G

Unit 12

WordDefinition
aesthetic (adj.) pertaining to beauty, sensitive or responsive to beauty
defunct (adj.) no longer in existence or functioning, dead
discomfit (v.)to frustrate, thwart, or defeat, to confuse, perplex or embarass
espouse (v.) to take up and support, to become attached to, adopt, to marry
fetish (n.) an object believed to have magical powers, an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence
gregarious (adj.) living together in a herd or group, sociable, seeking the company of others
hapless (adj.) marked by a persistent absence of good luck
impeccable (adj.) faultless, beyond criticism or blame
importune (v.) to trouble with demands, to beg for insistently
interpolate (v.) to insert between other parts or things, to present as an addition or correction
irreparable (adj.) incapable of being repaired or rectified
laconic (adj.) concise, using few words
languish (v.) to become weak, feeble or dull, to droop, to be depressed, to suffer neglect
mendacious (adj.) given to lying or deception, untrue
nadir (n.) the lowest point
onmipresent (adj.) present in all places at all times
perfunctory (adj.) done in a superficial or halfhearted manner, without interest or enthusiasm
plaintive (adj.) expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
requite (v.) to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service or favor, to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong
tantamount (adj.) equivalent, having the same meaning, value or effect
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