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ESL Unit 11 Vocabulary

conciseexpressing much in few words
demureserious in manner, modest
depreciationa lessening in value
deteriorateto wear away
enlightenedpossessing sound understanding
forestallto prevent by acting first
garbleto make unintelligible
proponentone who supports a cause
quaverto tremble
recoil [v]to spring back
recoil [n]act of springing back
reek [n]an unpleasant smell
reek [v]to give off unpleasant smells
relentlesswithout pity
rivuletsmall stream
squanderto spend foolishly, waste
staccatodisconnected in sound or style
statutea law

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