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Glossary of Chapter 8 English

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acrimonious
stinging, bitter in temper or tone
bovine
resembling a cow or ox; slugglish, unresponsive
consternation
dismay, confusion
corpulent
fat, having a large, bulky body
disavow
to deny responsibility for or connection with
dispassionate
impartial, calm, free from emotion
dissension
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
dissipate
to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel, to spend foolishly, squander
expurgate
to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify
gauntlet
an armored or protective glove; a challenge;
hypothetical
based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea
ignoble
mean, low, base
impugn
to call into question; to attack as false
intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
odium
hatred, contempt;
perfidy
faithlessness, treachery
relegate
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over, to banish
squeamish
inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset
subservient
subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient
susceptible
open to; easily influenced' lacking in resistance

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