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Vocabulary lessons 1-10

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
dissolute
devoted to sensual pleasure
recollect
to remember
motive
cause for action
provincial
Limited in knowlege of the world
proffer
to present or offer
subvert
to undermine
factotum
an assistant who does a variety of jobs
excise
to cut out
deference
act or practice of yielding to another's authority
inflexible
too inchageablein character or purpose
defer
to put aside until later
onerous
unpleasant and burdensome
onus
burden or obligation
introspective
contemplating one's own thoughts and feelings
placebo
something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect
sycophant
a person who flatters; a yes man
incriminate
to reveal guilt or make
infraction
minor violation of a rule or law
motif
a recurring theme, subject or idea
culprit
one responsible for crime
temper
to decrease the strength of
retort
to respond critically or scarcasically
epitome
the best or the most typical
confer
to bestow
tome
a large and serious book
evince
to establish; to reflect the truth of
purported
claimed as true, but probably false
conjecture
a guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
sacrilege
an act against a holy person aor place
stature
level of achievement or authority
comportment
manner in which one acts or behaves
impervious
unable to be affected
complacent
satisfied witht the siutationthat should be changed or improved
agherent
a follower of a person
revert
to fall back into an old condition
invincible
Unable ro be concquered
approbation
praise or approval
docile
easily taught
insoluble
impossible to fix or solve
diligent
hard-working
temperance
restraint or moderation, esspecially in reguards to alcohol or food
deviate
to depart
punctilious
paying strict attention to detail
extort
to wrongly or illeagally force someone to comply witha demand
emissary
an agent sent on a mission
recrimination
an accusation made in reply;
mea culpa
interjection Statemant uttered to show personal responsiblility for a wrong
epiphany
a moment of great insight
tortuous
Not direct or straightforward
proponent
one who argues in favor of
inflection
chnge in pitch or tome of the voice
diffuse
not concentrated or focused
visage
face, facial expression
facsimile
a copy or immitation
emote
to dramaticaly express emotions
induce
to lead towards
remiss
failing to fulfill one's duty
dichotomy
two opposite parts taken as a whole
restitution
payment for an injury
ingrate
one eho is not properly thankful
compel
to force or strongly persuade
impulse
A sudden, invouluntary urge to do something
perspicacious
wise; insightful; acutly intelligent
abject
lowly miserable and wretched
proliferate
to increase greatly in number
ingratiaite
to gain another's favor by flattery or false frienliness
concise
Brief straight foreward
incoherent
not able to be under stood
convoluted
having to many twists and turns
viaduct
a bridge that carries a road or railroad over a valley
culpable
deserving blame
impetus
That which drives one; momentum
reprobate
a dishonest or immortal person
pungent
stinging or biting, espacially in taste or smell
proficiant
skilled at
adverse
not helpful
doctrine
that which is taught ; body of beliefs or ideas
intractable
stubborn; obstinate; hard to move
constructive
having a posotive effect
retrospective
looking backward over a period of time
effusive
overflowing with words or feelings; gushing
evolve
to unfold
dejected
downcast or sad
compunction
feeling or regret or remorse
placid
calm; indisturbed
impetuous
Acting passionately without forethought
diaphanous
lightweight and transparent
aspect
a part that can be considered or viewed
inherent
existing as a natural part
apparition
an unreal figure, ghost
constructive
to interperet or analyze something
obviate
to make unnecessary
facile
too simplistic or easy
envisage
to imagine
dismissive
showing little regard; scornful
phenomenon
a fact or event which can be observed and/or documented
inference
a conclusion not directly provided by evidence
anatomy
the structure or parts; taken as a whole
resolute
determined; steadfast
reprove
to scold or critize
gratuitous
unnecessary or unwanted
indoctrinate
to teacha certain point of view to
protracted
extended in time
infringe
to intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass
expound
to explain or discuss in detail
volubal
to respond critically or scarcasically
destitute
having no money; poor
incisive
sharply cutting; direct and powerful
deduce
to draw a conclusion from fact
retract
to draw back
Fractious
tending to argue or cause discord
expel
to send out or away
petulant
Irritable or short tempered
decriminalize
to do away with legal penalties for
conductive
supportive; encouraging; helping to bring about
profuse
plentiful
exonerate
to prove not guilty
deflect
to cause to turn aside or away
intemperate
lacking moderation
infrastructure
construe

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