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Knowsys Vocabulary Group 12. Group: 12 111 acquire ə kwi ̄ ər V GAIN to gain for oneself After months of negotiations, I was finally able to acquire the.

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1 Knowsys Vocabulary Group 12

2 Group: acquire ə kwi ̄ ər V GAIN to gain for oneself After months of negotiations, I was finally able to acquire the land next to my house. 7 th acquisition

3 Acquire

4 Group: procure pro ̄ kyur V GAIN to get possession of through special effort During the Watergate scandal, President Nixon got caught trying to procure secret documents. 7 th procurement

5 Procure

6 Group: _ scavenge ska vənj V GAIN 1) to take or gather or 2) to salvage from trash The packrat gets its name because it scavenges and takes all sorts of things back to its burrow. 7 th scavenger

7 Scavenge Scavenger

8 Group: _ apathy a pə thē N LACK lack of interest or concern Since Adam was usually so interested in world events, his complete apathy towards the latest world crisis was surprising. 7 th apathetic

9 Apathy

10 Group: _ derelict der ə likt A LACK 1)lacking a sense of duty or 2) abandoned Military personnel who are derelict in their duties can be court- martialed. 7 th dereliction

11 Derelict

12 Group: _ desolate de sə lit A LACK deserted and barren The day after the hurricane, the desolate city looked like a ghost town. 7 th desolation

13 Desolate

14 Group: _ devoid də void A LACK lacking or untouched by In a region practically devoid of rivers, the farmers did not have any water to irrigate their crops.

15 Devoid

16 Group: _ lax laks A LACK loose or slack Since the security at the movie theater was lax, many people snuck in through the exits to watch movies for free. 7 th laxity

17 Lax

18 Group: _ lethargic lə tha ̈ r jik A LACK lacking energy or vigor The lethargic man could barely summon the energy to leave the house. 7 th lethargy

19 Lethargic

20 Group: _ scanty skan te ̄ A LACK too small in amount The scanty portions served at the restaurant did nothing to satisfy the big man's hunger. 7 th scant

21 Scanty – Which portion is scanty?

22 Group: _ trifling tri ̄ fling A LACK unimportant or trivial The legal system has been overwhelmed with cases that are trifling and insignificant. 7 th trifle

23 Trifle

24 STUDY!! Grp 12 Quiz Friday! You have a Group 12 quiz Friday.

25 Study! Study your flash cards everyday.


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