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Unit Two Vocab

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Section

Question Answer
AccostTo approach and speak first; confront in challenging way
AnimadversionA comment - criticism or disapproval
AvidDesirous, intensely eager
BrackishSalty taste and unpleasant to drink
CeleritySwiftness, rapidity of motion
DeviousStraying from direct course; sly, indirect
Gambitin chess, an opening move that involves sacrafice of a minor piece to gain later advantage
HalyconLegendary bird; calm, peaceful; happy, prosperous
HistrionicPertaining to actors and their teachniques; theatrical. artificial, melodramatic
IncendiaryPurposfully causing fires; tending to stir a rebellion
MaelstromA whirlpool of great size and violence; chaos and destruction
MyopicNearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of situation
OvertOpen, not hidden
PejorativeTending to make worse, expressing disapproval, derogatory
ProprietyState/standards of being proper/socially acceptable
SacrilegeImproper or disrespectful treatment of something sacred
SummarilyWithout delay or formality; briefly, consiseley
SuppliantAsking humbly or earnestly
TalismanAn object that serves as a charm or is believed to have magical powers
UndulateTo move in waves; wavelike
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