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Week 28

1

ingrate

an ungrateful person

It is a true ingrate who can accept favor after favor and never offer any thanks.

2

insolent

insulting in manner or speech

It was extremely insolent of him to stick his tongue out at the principal.

3

notorious

known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous

Al Capone was a notorious gangster in the 1930s; he was feared throughout America.

4

pugnacious

combative; belligerent

Lorenzo was a pugnacious child who settled his differences by fighting with people.

5

reprehensible

worthy of blame

It was reprehensible of the girls to spit their gum in their teacher’s water bottle; they had detention for a week.

6

brittle

easily broken when subjected to pressure

That antique vase is so brittle that it may break at any moment.

7

deleterious

having a harmful effect; injurious

Although it may seem unlikely, taking too many vitamins can actually have a deleterious effect on your health.

8

enmity

mutual hatred or ill-will

There was a great enmity between the opposing generals, and each wanted to destroy the other.