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Vocab Unit 9 D E

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 9 Definitions 10th Grade Level E

Allocate v. to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute
Ardent adj. very enthusiastic, impassioned
Assiduous adj. persistent, attentive, diligent
Brash adj. prone to act in hasty manner; imprudent
Capricious adj. subject to whims or passing fancies
Chastise v. to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
Copious adj. abundant, plentiful, wordy, verbose
Deviate v. to turn aside; to stay from a norm; n. one who departs from a norm; heterodox, unconventional
Emaciated adj. part. unnaturally thin
Exult v. to rejoice greatly
Gnarled adj. knotted, twisted, lumpy
Indemnity n. a payment for damages or loss
Inkling n. a hint; a vague notion
Limpid adj. clear, transparent; readily understood
Omnipotent adj. almighty; having unlimited power or authority
Palatable adj. agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption
Poignant adj. deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
Rancor n. bitter resentment or ill will
Sophomoric adj. immature and overconfident; conceited
Spontaneous adj. arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance
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