Vocab Unit 10 Flashcards

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adept (adj.)thoroughly skilled
adept (n.)an expert
aspireto have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly, to ascend
bleakbare, dreary, dismal
chideto blame, scold
despicableworthy of scorn, contemptible
diminutivesmall, smaller than most other of the same type
emancipate1. to free from slavery; 2. to release or liberate
erroneousincorrect, containing mistakes
exploit (v.)1. to make use of, develop; 2. to make improper use of for personal profit
exploit (n.)a feat, deed
extemporaneousmade or delivered on the spur of the moment
impairto make imperfect, damage, harm
invinciblenot able to be defeated, unbeatable
languiddrooping, without energy, sluggish
mire (n.)mud, wet, swampy ground, a tough situation
mire (v.)to get stuck
obtrusiveforward, undesirably prominent, thrust out
preamblean introduction to a speech or piece of writing
render1. to cause to become; 2. to perform; 3. to deliver officially; 4. to process, extract
rugged1. rough, irregular; 2. severe, stern, strong; 3. stormy
skeptical1. inclined to doubt; 2. slow to accept something as true
slipshoduntidy in dress, personal habits