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Flashcards in Vocab U2 Deck (20):
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adj) peaceable, friendly

amicable

2

adj) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling

averse

3

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

belligerent

4

adj) kindly, charitable

benevolent

5

adj) hasty, not thorough

cursory

6

n) treachery, deceitfulness

duplicity

7

v) to praise extravagantly

extol

8

adj) possible, able to be done

feasible

9

n) a wry face, facial distortion;
v) to make a wry face

grimace

10

n) a large scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering

holocaust

11

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

impervious

12

n) a moving force, impulse, stimulus

impetus

13

n) danger

jeopardy

14

adj) extremely careful; particular about details

meticulous

15

n) longing for something past; homesickness

nostalgia

16

n) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

quintessence

17

v) to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

retrogress

18

v) to examine closely

scrutinize

19

adj) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

tepid

20

adj) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind

adroit