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vocab 2

vocab 2

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counterpart

n. some/thing with similar characteristics

subsistence

bare survival

innumerable

more than can be counted

wizened

wrinkled

broached

a broach-a pin,

gnarled

adj. , knotted, twisted

petition

to petition-to ask

negotiation

negotiate

brandishing

brandish

campaign

fight,plan of attack

cotillion

a formal ball,dance

deprecatory

deprecate

expedient

efficient

heresy

a statement that goes against standard or accepted beliefs

indolently

indolent,adj(think:idle)

prolific

abundant

replete

filled

rudiments

basic elements

venerable

dignified, worth of respect

depredations

depredate

implacable

placate

marauder

raider, thief

paradox

contradiction

pungency

pungent

quiescent

at rest

staunch

faithful

stolidly

done without emotion

tacit

unspoken, inferred

blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

condescension

treated others with scorn

emaciated

starved, extremely thin

harbinger

omen of something to come

inexorable

relentless,unstoppable

mollified

soothed,calmed

ribald

rude humor

voracity

ravenous hunger