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Vocabulary #2

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Indigenous(adj.) occurring or living naturally in the area
Vexations(n.) irritations or annoyances
Wallowing(v.) heavily indulging in; rolling in
Abominable(adj.) detestable; unpleasant
Auspicious(adj.) presenting favorable circumstances
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Dispensation(n.) a special allowance; privilege
Fractious(adj.) inclined to make trouble; unruly
Tranquility(n.) state of calm, peacefulness, serenity
Sojourn(n.) brief, temporary stay
Amiable(adj.) pleasant; good-natured
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Aloof(adj.) Distant; unfeeling
Morbid(adj.) Gruesome, gloomy, or dark
Obliged(v.) under force of necessity
Prowess(n.) superior skill or ability; strength or courage
Tacit(adj.) unspoken; understood without being expressed
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Feeble(adj.) physically weak from age or sickness
Convene(v.) Meet formally
Devoid(adj.) completely wanting or lacking
Whittle(v.) to carve or shape
Ascertaining(v.) discovering with certainty; determining
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Unfathomable(adj.) difficult or impossible to understand
Ensuing(v.) followed immediately afterward
Evasion(n.) An act of escaping or avoiding
Provocation(n.) causing aggravation or annoyance
Altercation(n.) an angry dispute; quarrel
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Prerogative(n.) a right or privilege
Edification(n.) intellectual, spiritual, or moral improvement
Acrimonious(adj.) bitter, stinging, or caustic in nature or speech
Frank(adj.) direct and unreserved in speech
Scrutiny(v.) a thorough searching; a close examination
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Subpoena(n.) a summons for witnesses or evidence before a court
Pungent(adj.) producing a sharp sensation of smell
Benevolently(adj.) in a kind and well-meaning way
Retort(v.) sharp or clever reply
Prodigy(n.) person who is amazingly talented or intelligent
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Malodorous(adj.)having a bad smell
Concessions(n.) things given or granted as privileges
Incessant(adj.) unceasing; never ending
Condone(v.) to forgive; overlook
Dissent(n.) disagreement
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