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Knowsys Vocabulary. Group 12. Group: 12 111. acquire ə kwi ̄ ər V GAIN to gain for oneself After months of negotiations, I was finally able to acquire the land next to my house . 7 th acquisition. Acquire. Acquire. Group: 12 112.

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group 12 111
Group: 12 111

acquire

ə kwī ər

V GAIN

to gain for oneself

  • After months of negotiations, I was finally able to acquire the land next to my house.

7th acquisition

acquire
Acquire
  • Acquire
group 12 112
Group: 12112

procure

prō kyur

V GAIN

to get possession of through special effort

  • During the Watergate scandal, President Nixon got caught trying to procure secret documents.

7thprocurement

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Group: 12113_

scavenge

skavənj

V GAIN

1) to take or gather or 2) to salvage from trash

  • The packrat gets its name because it scavenges and takes all sorts of things back to its burrow.

7thscavenger

scavenge
Scavenge
  • Scavenger
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Group: 12114 _

apathy

a pəthē

NLACK

lack of interest or concern

  • Since Adam was usually so interested in world events, his complete apathy towards the latest world crisis was surprising.

7th apathetic

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Group: 12115_

derelict

der ə likt

A LACK

  • lacking a sense of duty or 2) abandoned
  • Military personnel who are derelict in their duties can be court-martialed.

7th dereliction

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Group: 12116_

desolate

de səlit

A LACK

deserted and barren

  • The day after the hurricane, the desolate city looked like a ghost town.

7th desolation

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Group: 12117_

devoid

dəvoid

A LACK

lacking or untouched by

  • In a region practically devoid of rivers, the farmers did not have any water to irrigate their crops.
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Group: 12118_

lax

laks

A LACK

loose or slack

  • Since the security at the movie theater was lax, many people snuck in through the exits to watch movies for free.

7th laxity

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lethargic

ləthärjik

A LACK

lacking energy or vigor

  • The lethargic man could barely summon the energy to leave the house.

7th lethargy

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Group: 12 120_

scanty

skantē

A LACK

too small in amount

  • The scanty portions served at the restaurant did nothing to satisfy the big man's hunger.

7th scant

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Group: 12121_

trifling

trī fling

A LACK

unimportant or trivial

  • The legal system has been overwhelmed with cases that are trifling and insignificant.

7th trifle

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