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#7Vocabulary words reviewClandestineUnit 1kept secret or done secretively, esp. because illicit. The united states clandestine secret from the people who live by the laws that they created.
Covertnot openly acknowledged or displayed.He didnt want to show or convert what he had placed.
Furtiveattempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive. The young girl was furtive and avoided attention when she saw everyone stare at her.
Inconspicuousnot clearly visible or attracting attention; not conspicuous. The bear was inconspicuous to the naked eye.
Slyhaving or showing a cunning and deceitful nature. The sly fox tries to open the safe, when no one knew.
Stealthybehaving, done, or made in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard. The two little kids were cautious and stealthy when looking in the house next door.
Surreptitiouskept secret, esp. because it would not be approved of. The young lovers were surreptitious because their love is not approved.
Unobtrusivenot conspicuous or attracting attention.Showing unobtrusive or no attention to the public is a sign of no interest. AdversaryUnit 2one's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute. The two conflicts and adversary about the war and slavery.
Advocatea person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy. Chickens advocate and recommends to not eat them!!
Artisana worker in a skilled trade, esp. one that involves making things by hand.Someone who is skilled and artisan is very good at making things with there hands.
Asceticcharacterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. Muslims are ascetic and they practice severe self-discipline.
Charlatana person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud.He claims he knows and is a charlatan to everyone who believes him.
Hedonistthe pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence. Chocolate is a self-indulgence and a hedonist to some people who love it.
Oratora public speaker, esp. one who is eloquent or skilled. Martin L. king was the best orator and very skilled with his words.
PariahAn outcast, or a member of a castle in southern India.Someone who is pushed out of society is a pariah or in other words an outcast.
RaconteurA person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.
SkepticA person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions.
VirtuosoA person who is highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit.
ExtraneousUnit 3Irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.
Frivolousnot having any serious purpose or value.
incidentalaccompanying but not a major part of something
Inconsequentialnot important or significant.
Irrelevantnot connected with or relevant to something.
Negligibleso small or unimportant as to be not worth considering; insignificant.Peripheralrelating to, or situated on the edge or periphery of something.
Pettyof little importance; trivial.Superficialexisting or occurring at or on the surface.
Triflingunimportant or trivial.Trivialof little value or importance.AcuteUnit 4of a bad, difficult, or unwelcome situation or phenomenon, present or experienced to a severe or intense degree.
Astutehaving or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to ones advantage.
Discerninghaving or showing good judgment.Eruditehaving or showing great knowledge or learning.
Incisivea person or mental process; intelligently analytical and clear-thinking.
Ingeniousa person clever, original, and inventive.
Judicioushaving, showing, or done with good judgment or sense.
Perspicacioushaving a ready insight into and understanding of things.Prudentacting with or showing care and thought for the future.
Sagacious having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd.
Savvyshrewdness and practical knowledge, esp. in politics or business.
AcridUnit 5Causing a bitter feeling or emotion. Aridhaving little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation.
Aestheticconcerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
Asceticcharacterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.
Atheisticthe theory or belief that God does not exist.
Ambiguousopen to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning.
Ambivalenthaving mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
Coalescecome together and form one mass or whole.
Convalescerecover one's health and strength over a period of time after an illness or operation.Delusionan idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder.
Allusionan expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
Illusiona false idea or belief.
ImprudentUnit 6not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash.
Impudentnot showing due respect for another person; impertinent.
Indigenousoriginating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
Indignantfeeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.
Intimateclosely acquainted; familiar, close.
Intimidatefrighten or overawe (someone), esp. in order to make them do what one wants.
Obscurenot discovered or known about; uncertain.
Obtuseannoyingly insensitive or slow to understand.
Ponderablehaving appreciable weight or significance.
Ponderousslow and clumsy because of great weight.