Vocab 1

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Section 1

Question Answer
Acquisitivetending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc
Arrogateto claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right
Banaldevoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite
Belaborto explain, worry about, or work at (something) repeatedly or more than is necessary
Carpingdifficult to please; critical
Coherentlogically connected; consistent
Congealto make or become fixed, as ideas, sentiments, or principles
Emulateto try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass
Encomiuma formal expression of high praise; eulogy
Eschewto abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid
Germaneclosely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent
Insatiableincapable of being satisfied or appeased:
Intransigentrefusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible
Invidiouscalculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful
Largessegenerous bestowal of gifts.
ReconnaissanceMilitary. a search made for useful military information in the field, especially by examining the ground.
Surveying, Civil Engineering. a general examination or survey of a region, usually followed by a detailed survey.
Geology. an examination or survey of the general geological characteristics of a region.
Substantiateto establish by proof or competent evidence:
Taciturninclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.
Temporizeto be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting.
Tenablecapable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against attack or dispute

Section 2

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