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1 Level E Unit 2 Vocabulary

2 ADROIT Definition: (adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind Synonyms: clever, dexterous, slick Antonyms: clumsy, inept, all thumbs

3 AMICABLE Definition: (adj.) peaceable, friendly
Synonyms: congenial, neighborly, cordial Antonyms: hostile, antagonistic

4 AVERSE Definition: (adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling Synonyms: disinclined, loath Antonyms: favorably, disposed, eager

5 BELLIGERENT Definition: (adj.) given to fighting, warlike; aggressive; (n.) one at war Synonyms: assertive, truculent Antonyms: peaceful, placid

6 BENEVOLENT Definition: (adj.) kindly, charitable
Synonyms: benign, well-meaning Antonyms: malicious, spiteful, malevolent

7 CURSORY Definition: (adj.) hasty, not thorough
Synonyms: quick, superficial Antonyms: thorough, careful

8 DUPLICITY Definition: (n.) treachery, deceitfulness Synonyms: fraud,

9 EXTOL Definition: (v.) to praise extravagantly
Synonyms: glorify, applaud Antonyms: criticize, belittle

10 FEASIBLE Definition: (adj.) possible, able to be done
Synonyms: workable, viable Antonyms: unworkable, impractical

11 GRIMACE Definition: (n.) a wry face (v.) to make a wry face
Synonyms: pained expression, facial contortion Antonyms: smile, grin

12 HOLOCAUST Definition: (n.) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering Synonyms: conflagration, devastation, annihilation Antonyms: deluge

13 IMPERVIOUS Definition: (adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance Synonyms: impenetrable, resistant Antonyms: porous, permeable, vulnerable

14 IMPETUS Definition: (n.) a moving force, stimulus, Synonyms: impulse, incentive Antonyms: curb, hindrance, constraint

15 JEOPARDY Definition: (n.) danger Synonyms: risk, peril, hazard
Antonyms: safety, security

16 METICULOUS Definition: (adj.) extremely careful, particular about details Synonyms: fastidious, fussy Antonyms: careless, sloppy

17 NOSTALGIA Definition: (n.) a longing of something past, homesickness

18 QUINTESSENCE Definition: (n.) the purest essence or form of something, the most typical example Synonyms: paragon, exemplar

19 RETROGRESS Definition: (v.) to move backward, to return to an earlier condition Synonyms: revert, degenerate, decline Antonyms: advance, progress

20 SCRUTINIZE Definition: (v.) to examine closely
Synonyms: inspect, pore over Antonyms: skim, scan

21 TEPID Definition: (adj.) lukewarm, unenthusiastic
Synonyms: half-hearted, wishy-washy Antonyms: excited, enthusiastic

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