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Flashcards in Unit 10 Vocab Deck (20):
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acquiesce

to agree or accept something without protest; to submit to one's demands

2

allure

to attract with something desirable; the power to entice or attract through personal charm

3

askew

twisted or turned to one side, crooked; to one side, in a crooked position

4

blithe

carefree and lighthearted; casual and unconcerned

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contentious

quarrelsome; inclined to disagree or argue

6

covet

to desire or wish for something that belongs to someone else

7

crestfallen

dispirited and depressed; discouraged; feeling low in spirit

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disheveled

being in disarray; messy, as hair or clothing

9

exponent

one that speaks for, represents, or explains an idea

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garrulous

inclined to give lengthy and rambling talks

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insuperable

impossible to overcome

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lamentable

deserving regret or pity; pathetic; mournful

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misnomer

a name wrongly or mistakenly applied

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profess

to declare openly; to affirm or claim

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retribution

something demanded in repayment; a payback of sorts

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sinuous

having many curves or turns; winding

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sonorous

having or producing a full, deep or rich sound

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respite

a short interval of rest or relief; a pause

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vanguard

the foremost or leading position in a trend or movement; the front position in an advancing army

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wastrel

one who spends resources self-indulgently