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English 8 Words of the Day Fall 2008

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sequester
to set apart in seclusion, isolate
satire
witty writing that criticizes human weakness in order to change it;cutting wit
obsequious
extremely submissive or flattering
edit
to revise or rework a piece of writing, correcting grammatical, spelling and factual errors
sequel
the next installment of a speech, film or story; a continuation
Liable
legally responsible, susceptible or likely
apathetic
having no interest or concern;indifferent
subsequent
following in time, order or space;following after
alliance
a strong bond between families, states or individuals
irony
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens.
reliable
able to be counted on;dependable
obligate
to bind legally or morally; to owe
antipathy
aversion to soomone or something;dislike
ligament
a band of tissue connecting bones or organs in place
empathy
experiencing the feelings of another;sensitivity
consequence
a result
sociopath
an asocial or antisocial person likely to act out of mental illness,psychopath
pathology
the study of disease or abnormalities
genre
term for a type or style; in literature, short story, poetry or novel. Examples are romance, mystery, science fiction, etc.
plagiarize
to steal or copy the words or ideas of another and pass them off as one's own.

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