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Vocabulary Level F Unit 3 Part B. inadvertentsangfroid nominalsedition noncommittaltenuous peculatevitriolic proclivitywheedle.

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1 Vocabulary Level F Unit 3 Part B

2 inadvertentsangfroid nominalsedition noncommittaltenuous peculatevitriolic proclivitywheedle

3 Inadvertent

4 Inadvertent (adj.) Resulting from or marked by a lack of attention; unintentional, accidental (adj.) Resulting from or marked by a lack of attention; unintentional, accidental Synonyms: accidental, unconsidered Synonyms: accidental, unconsidered The poor fellow was stronger than ha realized, and the damage he did was inadvertent. The poor fellow was stronger than ha realized, and the damage he did was inadvertent.

5 Nominal

6 Nominal (adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be taken seriously (adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be taken seriously Synonym: inconsequential Synonym: inconsequential Because so many of its patients were having financial troubles, the health clinic charged only the nominal fees. Because so many of its patients were having financial troubles, the health clinic charged only the nominal fees.

7 Noncommittal

8 Noncommittal (adj.) not decisive or definite (adj.) not decisive or definite Synonym: n/a Synonym: n/a We questioned her quietly, carefully, and at length, but her answers remained noncommittal. We questioned her quietly, carefully, and at length, but her answers remained noncommittal.

9 Peculate

10 Peculate (v.) to steal something that has been giving into ones trust (v.) to steal something that has been giving into ones trust Synonym: embezzle Synonym: embezzle Investigators discovered that the clerk came up with a scheme to peculate from the company. Investigators discovered that the clerk came up with a scheme to peculate from the company.

11 Proclivity

12 Proclivity (n) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (n) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency Synonym: penchant Synonym: penchant Curious, patient, and fond of long walks outdoors, she soon displayed a proclivity for nature study. Curious, patient, and fond of long walks outdoors, she soon displayed a proclivity for nature study.

13 Sangfroid

14 Sangfroid (n) composure or coolness (n) composure or coolness Synonym: poise Synonym: poise An experienced actor can perform with what seems like limitless sangfroid, even when he forgets the line. An experienced actor can perform with what seems like limitless sangfroid, even when he forgets the line.

15 Seditious

16 seditious (adj.) resistant to lawful authority (adj.) resistant to lawful authority Synonym: rebellious Synonym: rebellious Dictators usually begin their reigns by searching out and silencing seditious opinion Dictators usually begin their reigns by searching out and silencing seditious opinion

17 tenuous

18 tenuous (adj.) Thin (adj.) Thin Synonym: flimsy Synonym: flimsy My understanding of trigonometry was tenuous until I attended the extra-help sessions. My understanding of trigonometry was tenuous until I attended the extra-help sessions.

19 vitriolic

20 vitriolic (adj) bitter, sarcastic (adj) bitter, sarcastic Synonym: acerbic Synonym: acerbic Though hurt by his vitriolic language, I had to admit that some of his points were valid. Though hurt by his vitriolic language, I had to admit that some of his points were valid.

21 Wheedle

22 Wheedle (v) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end (v) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end Synonym: sweet-talk Synonym: sweet-talk The spy used charm and flattery in order to wheedle the information from the diplomat. The spy used charm and flattery in order to wheedle the information from the diplomat.


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