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Vocabulary Unit 1, Level G

AB
encomiuma formal expression or praise, a lavish tribute
coherentholding or sticking together; making a ligical whole
belaborto work on excessively; to thrash soundly
eschewto avoid, shun, keep away from
acquisitiveable to get and to retain ideas or information
emulateto imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
arrogateto claim or take without right
banalhackneyed, trite, commonplace
excoriationa strong denunciation; the act or state of stripping or wear off the skin
congealedto change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
carpingtending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
substantiateto establish by evidence, prove, to give concrete or substantial form to
temporizeto stall or act evasively in order to gain time
largessegenerosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
tenablecapable of being held or defended
insatiableso great or demanding that it cannot be satisfied
reconnaissancea survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
germanerelevant, appropriate, apropos
ramifyto divide and spread out like branches; to separate into divisions
intransigentrefusing to compromise, irreconcilable
taciturnhavitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
invidiousoffensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment


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