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English 12 Vocab 14
English 12 Vocab 14
Precarious
1. not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse
- a precarious ladder.
2 dependent on chance; uncertain
-she made a precarious living by writing.
Vapid
offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging
-tuneful but vapid musical comedies.
Corpulent
(of a person) fat.
Redress
remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation)
-the power to redress the grievances of our citizens.
Efface
erase (a mark) from a surface :
-with time, the words are effaced by the frost and the rain
Salient
most noticeable or important :
-it succinctly covered all the salient points of the case.
Blighted
a thing that spoils or damages something :
-her remorse could be a blight on that happiness.
Throtled
to kill or put an end to
-he revolution has throttled the free exchange of information and opinion.

or a throttle in a car