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Vocab Unit 11 D D

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 11 Defintions 9th grade Level D

Brevity n. shortness
Comport v. to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
Concise adj. expressing much in few words
Demure adj. sober or serious in manner, modest
Depreciation n. a lessening in value; belittling
Deteriorate v. to lower in quality or value; to wear away
Divulge v. to tell, reveal; to make public
Enlightened adj. free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding
Forestall v. to prevent by acting first
Garble v. to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible
Proponent n. one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
Quaver v. to shake, tremble; to trill
Recoil v. to spring back, shrink; n. the act of springing back
Recoup v. to make up for, regain
Reek n. an unpleasant smell; v. to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression
Relentless adj. unyielding, harsh, without pity
Rivulet n. a small stream
Squander v. to spend foolishly, waste
Staccato adj. detached or disconnected in sound or style
Statute n a law
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