English II Unit 2 Vocabulary

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Section 1

Question Answer
(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mindadroit
(adj.) peaceable, friendlyamicable
(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwillingaverse
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (n) one at war, one engaged in warbelligerent
(adj.) kindly, charitablebenevolent
(adj.) hasty, not thoroughcursory
(n.) treachery, deceitfulnessduplicity
(v.) to praise extravagantly extol
(adj.) possible, able to be donefeasible
(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry facegrimace

Section 2

Question Answer
(n.) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offeringholocaust
(adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entranceimpervious
(n.) a moving force, impulse, stimulusimpetus
(n.) dangerjeopardy
(adj.) extremely careful; particular about detailsmeticulous
(n.) a longing for something past; homesicknessnostalgia
(n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical examplequintessence
(v.) to move backward; to return to an earlier conditionretrogress
(v.) to examine closelyscrutinize
(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interesttepid