Vocabe for Around the World in 80 Days (chapters 1-9)

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  1. avarice
    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth
  2. chagrin
    strong feelings of embarrassment
  3. compromise
    an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
  4. dogmatic
    pertaining to a code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
  5. ensconce
    fix firmly
  6. equanimity
    steadiness of mind under stress
  7. importunate
    making persistent or urgent requests
  8. irrevocable
    incapable of being retracted
  9. phlegmatic
    showing little emotion
  10. preamble
    a preliminary introduction, as to a statute or constitution
  11. taciturn
    habitually reserved and uncommunicative
  12. viand
    a choice or delicious dish
Created on November 7, 2012 (updated January 15, 2013)

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