VOCABULARY WEEK 9

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definición English

IMPRESARIO
London's leading theatrical impresario.
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one who presents cultural series, organizer

EXTORTION
He was found guilty of obtaining the money by extortion.
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getting money by threats

ADVERSE
The match has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
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unfavorable, harmful

ASSET
He'll be a great asset to the team.
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a valuable thing to have

BIGOT
a religious bigot
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a narrow-minded, prejudiced person

BLATANT
The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity.
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disagreeably loud, very showy

ENTOURAGE
The rock-star arrived in London with her usual entourage of dancers and backing singers.
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group of attendants

VIRULENT
She is a virulent critic of US foreign policy.
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full of hate, harmful

VENOM
venom of snakes
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poison, spit, malice

SPEW
The volcano spewed a giant cloud of ash, dust and gases into the air.
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throw up, vomit, eject

LOATH
I'm loath to spend it all at once.
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unwilling, reluctant

SOLICIT
to solicit donations for a charity
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to beg, seek earnestly

ASTUTE
an astute investor/businesswoman
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keen, shrewd

ADVOCATE
He advocates the return of capital punishment.
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to be in favor of, to support

INEFFECTUAL
The teachers were ineffectual at maintaining discipline.
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not effective

SCRUTINIZE
He scrutinized the men's faces carefully/closely, trying to work out who was lying.
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examine closely

NEFARIOUS
The director of the company seems to have been involved in some nefarious practices.
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villainous, vicious

AMICABLE
His manner was perfectly amicable but I felt uncomfortable.
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friendly, peaceful

VEXATIOUS
This settlement will resolve one of the most vexatious problems in the field of industrial relations.
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annoying

MALADY
All the rose bushes seem to be suffering from the same mysterious malady.
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disease


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