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					Vocabulary G
   Unit 12



     to help fool people into
         thinking you are
            intelligent!
         Aesthetic      She loved the park
                         purely for its aesthetic
                         qualities, not because
   Adjective
                         it was the largest
                         forest preserve in the
   D:                   country.




   S: artistic
                                 Your idea is about as
         Defunct                  defunct as the record
                                  player.
   Adjective

   D:




   S: extinct, nonexistent

   A: alive, extant
                                 She really discomfited me
         Discomfit                when she asked for my
                                  help because I know she
   Verb                          hates me.


   D:




   S: nonplus, disconcert,
    foil
                                He entirely
         Espouse                 espoused
                                 her
   Verb                         corporation’s
                                 plan to save
   D:                           the business
                                 when he
                                 learned she
                                 might lose
                                 his job.
   S: embrace, wed

   A: repudiate, disavow,
    renounce
                             Some people believe that
           Fetish             crossed fingers are a
                              fetish of good luck.
   Noun

   D:




   S: charm, talisman,
    obsession
                                  The gregarious
      Gregarious                   roommates hardly
                                   ever miss an
   Adjective
                                   opportunity to get out
                                   and meet new people.
   D:




   S: outgoing, extroverted

   A: aloof, introverted,
    reclusive
                                  After a year of a broken
         Hapless                   shoulder, a totaled car,
                                   and a lost girlfriend, the
                                   guy felt completely
   Adjective
                                   hapless.

   D:




   S: unlucky, ill-starred,
    unfortunate

   Ant- lucky, charmed,
    fortunate
                                    When my mother-in-law
     Impeccable                      comes to visit, I want my
                                     house to be impeccable
   Adjective

   D:




   S: flawless, spotless,
    immaculate

   A: grimy, soiled, spotted,
    sullied
                              It makes me so sad
     Importune                 that some people in
                               this country are
   Verb                       forced to importune
                               for money just to buy
                               food.
   D:




   S: implore, entreat,
    dun, tax
                               The community
      Interpolate               demanded that the
                                newspaper interpolate
   Verb                        the true facts of the
                                story in its next
   D:                          addition.




   S: inject, interpose,
    introduce
                                 Many believe that the
         Irreparable              damage caused by
                                  Hurricane Katrina is
                                  irreparable.
   Adjective

   D:




   S: irremediable

   A: remediable, fixable,
    reversible
                                    Often when a laconic
         Laconic                     person speaks, they have
                                     very important things to
                                     say.
   Adjective

   D:




   S: terse, succinct, pithy,
    compact

   A: garrulous, prolix,
    loquacious, verbose
                              Throughout the race,
         Languish              the bicyclist
                               languished until he
   Verb                       could barely make it
                               up the hill.
   D:




   S: flag, wilt, fade,
    pine
                                She has a reputation for
     Mendacious                  being mendacious
                                 because she has cheated
   Adjective                    on three boyfriends in the
                                 past year.
   D:




   S: untruthful, false

   A: truthful, veracious
           Nadir                   After the accident, the
                                    man experienced the
                                    nadir of his life and
   Noun                            sought some professional
                                    help.
   D:




   S: rock bottom

   A: apex, pinnacle, zenith
                              No matter what the
    Omnipresent                religion, worshippers
                               believe that a higher
   Adjective                  being is omnipresent.


   D:




   S: ubiquitous, ever-
    present
                                       My grandpa always said that if
      Perfunctory                       I was going to do perfunctory
                                        work, I should quit before I
                                        start.
   Adjective

   D:




   S: slapdash, cursory, shallow

   A: thorough, assiduous,
    diligent, meticulous
                              Of course, after the big
         Plaintive             loss, the fans and the
                               players were plaintive.

   Adjective

   D:




   S: sad, doleful,
    lugubrious

   A: cheerful, blithe,
    joyous, merry
           Requite          I refuse to lend my lawn
                             equipment to my
                             neighbor anymore
   Verb                     because he always
                             “forgets” to requite my
   D:                       favor and my stuff when it
                             is broken.




   S: reimburse,
    recompense, avenge
                                   Some believe that not
     Tantamount                     supporting the war is
                                    tantamount to treason.
   Adjective

   D:
                                             =

   S: indistinguishable from

				
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