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    Vocabulary 1

    capricious (adj.):  unpredictable (cap riches)

    lugubrious (adj.):  sad, mournful (Lou Goober’s)

    meticulous (adj.):  extremely careful, thorough (me ticklish)

    benevolent (adj.): kind, generous (Ben Elephant)

    loquacious (adj.):  talkative (low gray shoes)

    exuberant (adj.):  joyous  (ex-zoo bear aunt)

    prodigious (adj.):  very large, massive  (pro dishes)

    frugal (adj.):  careful with money, thrifty  (few gulls)

    disperse (verb):  spread around, scatter  (this purse)

    tenacious (adj.):  persistent, determined  (tennis shoes)