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  1. Vocabulary Unit 2

  2. 1. adroit - (ADJ) • Skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind

  3. 2. Amicable – (ADJ) • Peaceable, friendly

  4. 3. Belligerent – (ADJ / N) • Adj - Given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive, assertive, pugnacious • N – one at war, one engaged in war

  5. 4. Benevolent – (ADJ) • Kindly, charitable

  6. 5. Cursory – (ADJ) • Hasty, not thorough

  7. 6. Drivel – (N & V) • Foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense • To utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly

  8. 7. Epitome – (N) • A summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality; a model or archetype

  9. 8. Grimace – (N / V) • N - A twisted or crooked face, facial distortion • V – to make a twisted or crooked face

  10. 9. Infringe – (V) • To violate, trespass, encroach, go beyond recognized bounds

  11. 10. Ingratiate – (V) • To make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others

  12. 11. Jeopardy – (N) • danger

  13. 12. Meticulous – (ADJ) • Extremely careful; particular about details

  14. 13. Nostalgia – (N) • A longing for something past; homesickness

  15. 14. Scrutinize – (V) • To examine closely