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Week 21

1

amenable

responsive; agreeable

Since we had been working hard all day, the group seemed amenable to my suggestion that we all go home early.

2

camaraderie

good will between friends

There was great camaraderie among the members of the team; they were friends both on and off the field.

3

cordial

friendly; sincere

Upon my arrival at camp, I received a warm and cordial greeting from the counselors.

4

facetious

playfully humorous

Although the teacher pretended to be insulting his favorite student, he was just being facetious.

5

impinge

hinder; interfere with

By not allowing the students to publish a newspaper, the school was impinging upon their right to free speech.

6

lament

express grief for; mourn

After Beowulf was killed by the dragon, the Geats wept and lamented his fate.

7

melancholy

sadness; depression

Joy fell into a state of melancholy when her Coldplay CD got scratched.

8

sanction

an economic or military measure put in place to punish another country

In 1962, the United States imposed economic sanctions on Cuba to protest Fidel Castro’s dictatorship; travel and trade between the countries are severely restricted to this day.