World Literature Vocabulary: Unit 10

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acquiesce
to accept without protest; to agree or submit
allure
to entice, tempt
askew
twisted to one side, crooked
blithe
cheerful, lighthearted
contentious
quarrelsome, inclined to argue
covet
to desire something belonging to another
crestfallen
discouraged
disheveled
rumpled, mussed
exponent
one who advocates, speaks for
garrulous
given to much talking
insuperable
incapable of being overcome
lamentable
to be regretted or pitied
misnomer
an unsuitable or misleading name
profess
to affirm openly
respite
a period of relief or rest
retribution
a repayment; a deserved punishment
sinuous
winding, having many curves
sonorous
full, deep, rich in sound
vanguard
the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
wastrel
a wasteful person, spendthrift
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