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Vocab 17 & 18

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Section 1

Question Answer
Exacerbateto make worse
Honeto sharpen, stimulate
Abstainto refrain
Tenaciouspersistent
Prevaricateto lie
Deemto judge
Penchantinclination
Prerogativechoice, option
Resilientbouncing back quickly
Innuendoinsinuation
Rancorill will
Myriadgreat number
Quintessencepurest form, perfect example
Coup de gracefinishing stroke, death blow
Pluckcourage
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Section 2

Question Answer
Lienclaim on property
Atoneto compensate, make up for
Tortcivil wrong (someone is in the wrong and injures you or damages your property)
Affrontinsult
Goadto incite, urge
Tactsay or do the right thing at the right time; delicate sensitivity
Unsavorydistasteful, morally offensive
Aproposfitting, suitable
Jaundicedcynical, skeptical, envious
Recantto take back
Trumpto hold an advantage in reserve until needed
Piqueto arouse, provoke
Ergotherefore
Tete-a-teteprivate conversation
Bilkto cheat by fraud
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