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Spelling Vocab-Final

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commerce
the activity f exchanging goods or services for money; business transactions; trade
diviner
one who claims to be able to foretell or "see" due to intuition or because of omens; a psychic
apex
highest point, summit, pinnacle; the peak of a career or other endeavor; culmination
pretext
a false purpose or reason stated or implied that hides an actual motive; an excuse
intricate
complicated, with many related parts; complex; elaborate
disconcert
to disturb the composure of; to confuse; upset; bewilder;to frustrate the plans of
repression
the blocking of unpleasant memories, thoughts, or feelings; to put down; subdue
consensus
general agreement on an opinion,value, or belief; an opinion that many people share
extensive
having a far-ranging reach or extension; expansive; thorough or complete; exhaustive; extremely large in quantity or size
cordiality
warmth and friendliness; amiability
slovenly
careless and sloppy; grubby; disheveled
inertia
the condition of being immobile; legarthy; motionless
congenial
like-minded and sympathetic; compatible; having a socialble, friendly personality; amiable
cultivate
to nurture or encourage; foster; promote; refomed and elegant; cultured; well-bred
plurality
the largest proportion of botes in an election or the margin of votes between the winner and the runner-up; the larger or greater part
tangible
able to be touched; physical'palpable; factual; realy; able to be understood; definite; clear-cut
diffuse
well distributed; widespread
reproach
to express disapproval; especially in a way that lays blame; criticism or blame
complicity
association with an improper or criminal activity; collusion; connivance; secret agreement
intelligible
able to be understood or heard; comprehendible; straightforward
immutable
not subject to change; constitent; invariable
inviolable
not to be broken or violated; sacrosanct; unassailable
indifferent
having no particular liking or dislike for something; lacking interest; unconcerned
aesthetic
relating to beauty of form, particularly in the arts; artistic; showing good taste
superannuated
too old to be of use; obsolete; outmoded
pagan
having to do with a belief in many gods; polytheistic; one who has no religious belife; heathen
respite
a period of rest and relief, especially from something difficult or unpleasant; breather; lull; temporary reprieve from a death sentence
solicitously
with care and concern; mindfully
scandalize
to shock or disgust; offend; outrage
compensatory
counterbalancing in force or importance; offsetting; counteracting
reciprocal
given and recieved in equal amount complementary; felt by both sides; mutual
perseverance
continueing on despite difficulties; persistence
unfurl
to open something out; unroll
condemnation
the act of denouncing or declaring wrong; censure; attack; to declare unfit or unsafe
eradicate
to destroy or obliterate; annihilate; exterminate
rigorous
exhibiting strict standards; stern; tough; accurate and precise
languid
lacking in energy; weak; listless; lackadaisical
immune
resistant to disease; invulnerable; vaccinated; not subject to something that affects others
circumference
the boundary of an area; especially a globe or circular object
despondency
loss of hope; discouragement; despair
incumbent
required pr obligatory (used with "on"); currently in office; current holder of an office or position
incline
to tend toward certain ways of thinking, or to have an attitude or leaning; gravitate
psyche
in psychology, a person's mental composition; the self; the mind; the human spirit or soul
exertion
strenuous effort; exercise; to push or bear
relegate
to remove to an unimportant position; dismissed as no longer useful
adversary
person, group, or thing opposed to another; enemy; rival
propitiate
to gain favor or appease; paciry; placate
permeate
to pass through every part of something; penetrate; suffuse
undermine
to weaken or injure; especially secretly; to physically erode; to wear away
enigmatic
perplexing or hard to understand; mysterious; puzzling
timorous
showing fear or timidity; fainthearted; fearful
sustain
to provide food; nourish; to continue in existence; to support, either emotionally or physically; to suffer or endure; to affirm the truth or validity
resonate
to echo or ring loudly; to reverberate; to resound
negligible
so unimportant it can be ignored; trifling
conventional
adhering to traditional and accepted standards; customary; proper
interlude
a space or intervening period of time; an interbal
denigration
belittlement of another's worth or reputation; ridicule; disparagement
pivitol
extremely important; crucial; key
exalt
to glorify or honor; to worship; to raise in status and power
inexorable
not able to be changed by any force; relentless; adamant; steadfast

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