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Petulant ( pech·u·la˘nt) adj. peevish; unreasonably or easily irritated or annoyed. The pouting and sulking child could only be described as petulant. pretentious (pri· ten·shu˘s) adj. showy, pompous, putting on airs. Hannah thinks that being pretentious will make people like her, but she is sorely mistaken. 20 501 Vocabulary Questions puerile ( pyoo·e˘·r˘l) adj. 1. childish, immature. 2. suitable only for children; belonging to or of childhood. Andrew is a remarkably successful businessman for someone so puerile.

To run away secretly and hide, often in order to avoid arrest or prosecution. Criminals will often head south and abscond with stolen goods to Mexico. absolution (ab·so˘· loo·sho˘n) n. 1. an absolving or clearing from blame or guilt. 2. a formal declaration of forgiveness; redemption. The jury granted Anna the absolution she deserved. bilk (bilk) v. to deceive or defraud; to swindle or cheat, especially to evade paying one’s debts. The stockbroker was led away in handcuffs, accused of trying to bilk senior citizens out of their investment dollars.

2. to explode or detonate. The senator was prone to fulminate when other legislators questioned her ideology. immolate ( im·o˘·layt) v. 1. to kill, as a sacrifice. 2. to ruin by fire. 3. to destroy (one thing for another). In a desperate attempt to make a point about what she considered an inappropriate book, Sophia decided to immolate the book in public. interdict (in·te˘r· dikt) v. to prohibit, forbid. Carlos argued that the agriculture department should interdict plans to produce genetically modified foods.

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