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  1. Completed workbook pages due Tuesday 4/30/13 Vocab Unit 9

  2. http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?book=vocabulary_workshop_level_fhttp://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?book=vocabulary_workshop_level_f http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/vocabulary/games.cfm?sp=student&level=F http://quizlet.com/531263/vocab-level-f-unit-9-flash-cards/

  3. abate to make less in amount, degree deduct, omit intensify increase magnify diminish decrease subside let up

  4. adulation praise or flattery that is excessive adoration idolization hero-worship ridicule, scorn,odium

  5. anathema An object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation malediction imprecation abomination blessing; benediction

  6. astute shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom shrewd, wily, acute obtuse, doltish, empty-headed, dumb

  7. avarice rapacity cupidity a greedy desire, especially for wealth

  8. culpable deserving blame, worthy of condemnation guilty, delinquent peccant, blameworthy blameless, innocent, laudable

  9. dilatory tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt stall, slow, tardy, laggard prompt, punctual, speedy, expeditious

  10. egregious conspicuous, standing out from the mass (negative) glaring, flagrant, blatant unnoticeable, paltry, piddling

  11. equivocate to speak or act in a way that allows for more than 1 interpretation to talk out of both sides of one’s mouth to speak one’s mind plainly

  12. evanescent vanishing, soon passing away, light and airy ephemeral, transient, transitory everlasting, immortal, imperishable

  13. irresolute unable to make up one’s mind indecisive vacillating wavering determined, decisive

  14. nebulous cloudlike, cloudy in color, transparent, vague, confused hazy, fuzzy, murky, opaque definite, distinct, clear, sharply focused 14

  15. novice one who is a beginner at an activity that requires skill or experience neophyte, tyro, trainee, apprentice veteran, past master, pro, expert

  16. penury extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency destitution, want indigence affluence, abundance, luxury, opulence

  17. pretentious done for show, striving to make a big impression, ambitious inflated, ostentatious unassuming, unaffected, modest

  18. recapitulate to review a series of facts, to sum up review, summarize, sum up, go over

  19. resuscitate to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence revitalize, reanimate, restore, reactivte

  20. slovenly untidy, dirty, careless unkempt, slatternly, slipshod, lax neat, tidy, careful, meticulous

  21. supposition something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence. assumption, presumption, hypothesis

  22. inactive, sluggish, dull torbid sluggish, lethargic,otiose, languid energetic, dynamic, vigorous