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Adroit
adj. clever at dealing with difficult situations; adept; skillful
Affront
v. to insult or to offend deliberately
n. a deliberate insult or offensive act
Avocation
n. An activity pursued for pleasure; a hobby.
Crusade
n. A prolonged, impassioned struggle for what is believed to be a just cause.
v. To engage in such a struggle.
Definitive
adj. supplying a final answer; conclusive
Demeanor
n. behavior; bearing
Erudite
adj. Having or demonstrating extensive knowledge; learned.
n. erudition
Induct
v. To install in office, sometimes with a formal ceremony.
v. To admit to a society or to military service.
n. induction
Lapse
v. to fall or slip from a certain level of conduct or accomplishment
v. to come to an end; to expire
n. a minor msitake; a slip
n. a pause or interval
Militant
adj. ready to fight, especially for a cause
n. one who is ready to fight for a cause
Pariah
n. a social outcast
Prodigy
n. a person who shows remarkable talent at an early age
n. an amazing or extraordinary thing or event
Protege
masc.n; protegee, fem. n.
one whose training or career is helped along by another
Raucous
adj. rough and unpleasant to the ear
adj. boisterous and disorderly
Tacit
adj. expressed without words; implied
Lesson 8
Lesson 8