Advanced Vocabulary List 6

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apathy apathy
Lack of interest or concern.

There is widespread apathy among the school staff.

dismal dismal
Gloomy; drepressing; dreary.

When the weather is gloomy, I have a hard time getting motivated to do anything.

dismay dismay
To cause the sudden loss of courage; to cause the feeling of consternation and distress.

We were dismayed by the president's policy reversal.

emulation emulation
The imitation or copying of someone.

endeavor endeavor
To try very hard to achieve something.

We hoped that the president would endeavor to help the people.

frugal frugal
Thrifty; economical.

You don't have to have a lot of money to travel if you are frugal.

impair impair
To weaken; to affect negatively.

mercenary mercenary
A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.

The war was fought mostly by mercenaries.

naive naive
Lacking experience.

It was naive of me to think that the governor actually cared about the people living in his state.

stringent stringent
Strict; restrictive; rigid; severe.

Mary has been on a stringent diet for months.


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