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1

averse

having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling

2

belligerent

given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive
one at war, one engaged in war

3

cursory

hasty; not thorough

4

extol

to praise extravagantly

5

feasible

possible, able to be done

6

impervious

not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

7

impetus

a moving force, impulse, stimulus

8

meticulous

extremely careful; particular about details

9

scrutinize

to examine closely

10

tepid

lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

11

It is not ________ to put most finds from excavations on public display

feasible

12

He had always been so __________ about his appearance

meticulous

13

Because of recent terror attacks, the airline screeners closely _________all bags that are going on board airplanes.

scrutinize

14

After doing a __________ head count, Claire realized that two of the campers were not in their tents.

cursory

15

As a former CIA director, he is not _______ to secrecy

averse

16

The grant for building the opera house gave ________ to the city's cultural life.

impetus

17

While the members of the president’s cabinet wanted him to take a ____________ stance against a neighboring country, the president sought a peaceful compromise.

belligerent

18

The play’s premiere received ________ reviews from the disappointed critics.

tepid

19

He worked, apparently ___________ to the heat

impervious

20

Because Helen and Gina were jealous of their sister’s good fortune, they did not _____ her when she won the academic scholarship.

extol

21

-dem- / -demo-
example

people
epidemic

22

-ven- / -vent-
example

come
intervene