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Vocab Unit 2 D E

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 2 Definitions 10th Grade Level E

Adroit adj. skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
Amicable adj. peaceable, friendly
Adverse adj. having a deep seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
Belligerent adj. given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; n. one at war, one engaged in war
Benevolent adj. kindly, charitable
Cursory adj. hasty, not thorough
Duplicity n. treachery, deceitfulness
Extol v. to praise extravagantly
Feasible adj. possible, able to be done
Grimace n. a wry face, facial distortion; v. to make a wry face
Holocaust n. a large scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
Impervious adj. not affected or hut by; admitting of no passage or entrance
Impetus n. a moving force, impulse, stimulus
Jeopardy n. danger
Meticulous adj. extremely careful; particular about details
Nostalgia n. a longing for something past; homesick
Quintessence n. the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
Retrogress v. to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
Scrutinize v. to examine closely
tepid adj. lukewarm, unenthusiastic, marked by absence of interest
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