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Vocabulary #3

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Grudging(adj.) displaying or reflecting reluctance
Parasitic(adj.) Of, or relating to the characteristic of a parasite
Obstinate(adj.) firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion,
Cryptic(adj.) mysterious in meaning; puzzling; ambiguous
Tractable(adj.) Easily managed or controlled
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Irrepressible(adj.) Incapable of being repressed or restrained
Ignominious(adj.) discreditable; humiliating
Posthumously(adj.) arising, occurring, or continuing after one’s death
Matriculate(v.) to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree
Disport(v.) to frolic; to amuse (oneself)
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Ensconced(v.) settled comfortably
Laborious(adj.) requiring much work
Vivacious(adj.) lively, animated
Impromptu(adj.) done without preparation
Acute(adj.) sharp; intense
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Canvass(v.) to go asking for votes
Capitulate(v.) surrender on certain terms
Countenance(n.) expressions of the face
Retinue(n.) a group of attendants or servants
Demeanor(n.) way a person looks or acts
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Placid(adj.) calm
Garish(adj.) too bright
Recounted(v.) told in detail; narrated
Sullen(adj.) gloomy
Furtively(adv.) stealthily, so as to avoid being heard
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Imperative(adj.) urgent; absolutely necessary
Reconnaissance(adj.) exploratory in nature, as when observing to seek information
Fretful(adj.) irritable and discontented
Pragmatic(adj.) Practical
Didactic(adj.) Instructive
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Purged(v.) Cleanse
Pyre(n.) pile of wood on which a body is burned at a funeral
Perennial(adj.) constant
Blight(n.) something that destroys or prevents growth
Moribund(adj.) dying
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Postulated(v.) claimed
Beleaguered(v.) worried; tormented
Schism(n.) division
Fervor(n.) passion; zeal
Dispassionate(adj.) free from passion or spirit
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