Vocabulary Unit 2
Animadversion: Strong criticism
Avid: Having an ardent desire or unbounded craving; greedy
Brackish: Having a somewhat salty taste, especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water
Celerity: Swiftness of action or motion; speed
Covenant: A binding agreement; a compact
Devious: Not straightforward; shifty
Gambit: Games An opening in chess in which a minor piece, or pieces, usually a pawn, is offered in exchange for a favorable position
Histrionic: Of or relating to actors or acting
Hoyden: A high-spirited, boisterous, or saucy girl.

Invidious: Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment
Maelstrom: A violent or turbulent situation
Overt: Open and observable; not hidden, concealed, or secret
Pejorative: Tending to make or become worse
Propound: To put forward for consideration; set forth
Propriety: The quality of being proper; appropriateness
Sacrilege: Desecration, profanation, misuse, or theft of something sacred
Summarily: Presenting the substance in a condensed form; concise
Suppliant: Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching
Talisman: An object marked with magic signs and believed to confer on its bearer supernatural powers or protection
Tremulous: Marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking
Undulate: To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion.

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