Vocab 10

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askance(adv) with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval
attenuate(verb) to weaken, reduce the effect (dilute)
benign(adj) gentle; kind
cavil(verb) make petty or unnecessary objections (nitpick)
charlatan(noun) a person falsely claiming to have a special skill (fraud)
decimate(verb) to kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage
foible(noun) a minor weakness in someone's character
forgo(verb) omit or decline; refrain from; do without
fraught(adj) charged with
inure(verb) accustom someone to something, especially unpleasant
luminous(adj) full of or shedding light
obsequious(adj) obedient or attentive to an excessive degree (submissive)
obtuse(adj) annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand (dull, thick)
oscillate(verb) move or swing back and forth at a regular speed
penitent(adj) feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong
peremptory(adj) leaving no opportunity for denial, self-assured
rebuff(verb) reject in an abrupt or ungracious manner (snub)
reconnoiter(verb) make an observation of the enemy
shambles(noun) a state of total disorder
sporadic(adj) occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated

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