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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 9 

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  1. abate
    (v.) to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
  2. irresolute
    (adj.) unable to make up one’s mind, hesitating
  3. adulation
    (n.) praise or flattery that is excessive
  4. nebulous
    (adj.) cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
  5. anathema
    (n.) an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation (often used adjectivally without the article)
  6. novice
    (n.) one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience (also used adjectivally)
  7. astute
    (adj.) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
  8. penury
    (n.) extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
  9. avarice
    (n.) a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
  10. pretentious
    (adj.) done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; ambitious
  11. culpable
    (adj.) deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
  12. recapitulate
    (v.) to review a series of facts; to sum up
  13. dilatory
    (adj.) tending to delay or procrastinate; not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
  14. resuscitate
    (v.) to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence
  15. egregious
    (adj.) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense)
  16. slovenly
    (adj.) untidy, dirty, careless
  17. equivocate
    (v.) to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
  18. supposition
    (n.) something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
  19. evanescent
    (adj.) vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
  20. torpid
    (adj.) inactive, sluggish, dull

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