Advanced Vocabulary List 8

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adroit adroit
Quick or skillful or adept in action or thought.

The criminal was adroit at evading the police.

bogus bogus
Not true; fake.

The politician's allegations against the prime minister were completely bogus.

impede impede
Delay or prevent; hinder delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them.

Max was driving so slow that he got a ticket for impeding traffic.

loathe loathe
To hate, detest, revile.

Max loathes washing dishes.

revere revere
Feel deep respect or admiration for.

Max revered his mother more than anyone.

rudimentary rudimentary
Involving or limited to basic principles.

Max received a rudimentary education.

skirmish skirmish
A minor short-term encounter or fight.

Two soldiers were injured in a skirmish yesterday.

terse terse
Brief, concise, to the point.

The politician gave a terse statement.

trivial trivial
Small and of little value or importance.

The bombs were loud, but the damages caused by the bombs were trivial.

verify verify
Confirm that (something) is true or accurate.

The allegations were verified by a thorough investigation.


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