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Vocab 4. 1) Abhor – to shrink from in disgust We abhor cruelty in all forms. 2) Affable – Pleasant; approachable; gracious Maribel’s affable manner brought her many friends. 3) Amiss – In a wrong, imperfect way; out of order

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1) Abhor – to shrink from in disgust

We abhor cruelty in all forms.

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2) Affable – Pleasant; approachable; gracious

Maribel’s affable manner brought her many friends.

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3) Amiss – In a wrong, imperfect way; out of order

When we first walked in our house, we noticed something was amiss.

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4) Despondent – depressed from loss of hope or confidence

She became despondent after the accident.

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5) Entreat – to ask earnestly; to beg

He entreated his parents for a puppy.

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6) Haunt – to stay in one’s mind continually; to appear in form of a ghost

She would haunt his dreams.

The ghost wanted to haunt the school.

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7) Impel – to drive or to propel

The raging current impelled the raft downstream.

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8) Interminable– endless; seemingly without end

We had an interminable wait at the airport.

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9) Irascible – quick tempered; irritable

My grandfather was an irascible man.

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10) Profound – intense; deeply felt

The parents of the missing child felt profound joy when they were reunited.

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11) Recluse – a person who lives apart from society; often alone

The author became a recluse so that he could finish his book.

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12) Reverberate – to be repeated in a series of echoes or vibrations

We loved to hear our shouts reverberate as we ran through the tunnels.

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13) Sage – having wisdom or good judgment; an aromatic spice used in cooking

The old lady had sage advice for the teenager.

We ran out of sage so we could not finish the recipe.

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14) Tirade – long, angry speech

The teacher went on a tirade about her students’ behavior.

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15) Tremulous – marked by trembling or shaking

In a tremulous voice, the girl started singing.