Lesson 1

     
  1. avid
  2. - Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed.
     
  3. brusque
  4. - Abrupt in manner or speech; gruff.
     
  5. concise
  6. - Short and to the point.
     
  7. demean
  8. - To cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or character.
     
  9. despicable
  10. - Deserving contempt or scorn.
     
  11. emulate
  12. - To try to equal; to imitate.
     
  13. evoke
  14. - To call forth; to produce.
     
  15. excruciating
  16. - Very painful.
     
  17. inaugurate
  18. - To install in office with a formal ceremony.
     
  19. pervade
  20. - To spread throughout.
     
  21. proprietor
  22. - An owner of a store or other business.
     
  23. pseudonym
  24. - A fictitious name used by an author; a pen name.
     
  25. rebuff
  26. - To reject bluntly.
     
  27. resilient
  28. - Capable of recovering quickly from misfortune.
     
  29. turbulent
  30. - Chaotic; unruly. Stormy; tempestuous.


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