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Vocabulary G. Unit Ten. Rebuff. ( v .) to snub; to repel, drive away; ( n .) a curt rejection, a check. High school snobs rebuff their fellow classmates with their bad and stuck up attitudes. Reconnoiter. (v . ) to encourage in reconnaissance; to make a preliminary inspection.

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Vocabulary g

Vocabulary G

Unit Ten


Rebuff

Rebuff

(v.) to snub; to repel, drive away; (n.) a curt rejection, a check

High school snobs rebuff their fellow classmates with their bad and stuck up attitudes.


Reconnoiter

Reconnoiter

(v.) to encourage in

reconnaissance; to make

a preliminary inspection

The troops with a clear mission reconnoitered in Iraq to gather much needed information.


Obsequious adj

Obsequious (adj.)

Marked by slavish attentiveness; excessively submissive, often for purely self-interested reasons

Sally was incredibly obsequious towards Jimmy when she figured out he had an extra ticket to see the Black Eyed Peas.


Askance

Askance

  • (adj.) with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval

The askance mother watched the young boy closely, knowing that his claim to not eat any cookies could not be trusted.


Attenuate

Attenuate

  • (v.) to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value

The hungry boy’s desire for a filling meal was attenuated by the alarming nutrition facts he read on the wrapper of the Big Mac he was about to eat.


Shambles

Shambles

  • (n.) A Slaughterhouse; a place of mass bloodshed; a state of complete disorder and confusion, mess

  • The butchers’ shambles is used as a meat market for the local townspeople.


Sporadic

Sporadic

  • (adj.) Occurring at irregular intervals, having no set plan or order

  • Lucy’s headaches occurred at a sporadic rate which she had no control over.


Charlatan

Charlatan

One who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, imposter, or quack

George tried to fool his friends and be a charlatan, but they figured out who he was very easily.


Decimate

Decimate

To kill or destroy a large part of

It looks as though the Spanish and Americans were both decimating each others armies in this picture.


Peremptory

Peremptory

(adj.) having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denial, or refusal; offensively self-assured, dictatorial; determined, resolute

Dr. House’s colleagues did not appreciate his peremptory diagnosis and treatment for the patient.


Penitent

penitent

  • adj. regretful for one’s sins or mistakes

  • n. one who is sorry for wrongdoing

  • The penitent thief confessed because he felt bad about what he had done.


Obtuse

Obtuse

Adj. blunt, not coming to a point, slow or dull in understanding, measuring between 90 and 180 degrees; not causing a sharp impression

The young criminal’s obtuse lies were quickly detected by the experienced policeman.


Inure

Inure

  • Def: (v) to toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure.

  • The soldier became inure to harsh climates after years of fighting in the desert.


Fraught adj full or loaded with accompanied by

Fraught- adj, full or loaded with, accompanied by.

Santa is fraught with one huge late-night errand every year.


Foible

Foible

(n) A weak point, failing, minor flaw.

When it came to self control,

the alcoholic had

a major foible.


Forgo

Forgo

(v) to do without, abstain from, give up

When the alcoholic went to rehab, he had to finally forgo alcohol.


Cavil

Cavil

v. To find fault in a petty way, carp

n. A trivial objection or criticism

Do not cavil your bad grade too much. You got what you deserved because you didn’t study.


Benign

Benign

Adj. Gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favorable or beneficial effect; not malignant

When the young girl was in an argument with her friends, she went to her benign mother for guidance.


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