Vocab Units 1-5

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hoard

to accumulate for future use; stockpile

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penitent

expressing remorse for one's misdeeds

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3

cacophony

harsh sounds

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feign

to pretend

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5

candor

truthfulness; sincere honesty

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6

incite

to arouse to action

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debase

to reduce in dignity or quality

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8

ostracize

(v.) to exclude from a group, banish, send away

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9

abhor

to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

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10

embellish

(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

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11

lament

to express sorrow; to grieve

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12

fickle

likely to change on a whim or without apparent reason

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13

Secede

To leave or withdraw

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intervene

come between

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convene

to call together, to assemble

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concede

(v.) to admit as true; to yield, submit

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-ven

to come

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-cede

to give up, to yield

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19

finale

the ending of an event

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dauntless

fearless; unintimidated

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infinite

limitless; without end

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mediocre

of average quality; ordinary

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mediate

(v.) to bring about an agreement between persons or groups, act as a go-between

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histrionic

overly dramatic, emotional

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impede

To obstruct or interfere with

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somber

dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit

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congenial

pleasant to be around; social, agreeable

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blather

to talk nonsensically

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oust

to eject; to force out; to banish

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petulant

cranky; ill-humored; easily irritated or annoyed

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misnomer

an incorrect, unfitting or inappropriate name

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denounce

to condemn openly; to expose critically

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emit

to send or give out

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medi

middle

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fin

end

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sens, sent

to feel

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mem

to remember

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idiosyncrasy

a behavioral quirk

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infamy

evil fame or reputation

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disparage

to say uncomplimentary things; to belittle

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elapse

To pass or slip by (used with time)

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optimum

the most advantageous; the best condition, degree, or amount

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43

debacle

a downfall; a complete failure; a total collapse

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pillage

to rob of goods by violence, force

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rudimentary

basic; elementary; in the earliest stages of development

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scrutinize

to observe carefully

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masticate

to chew

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48

aloof

distant, reserved in manner; uninvolved

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connoisseur

an expert in matters of culture, food, or wine

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consensus

general agreement

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resentful

Full of bitterness at something wrong or insulting

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memento

a reminder of the past; a keepsake

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commemorate

honor the memory of

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scrib

to write

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dict

to say

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commodious

roomy, spacious

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dearth

a lack, scarcity

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bereave

suffering the death of a loved one; left alone

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bludgeon

(n.) a short club used as a weapon; (v.) to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point

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60

alleviate

to relieve, make more bearable

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migratory

roving, wandering, nomadic

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scapegoat

(n.) a person or thing carrying the blame for others

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deft

skillful, nimble

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philanthropy

love of mankind through charitable gifts and deeds

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65

paranoia

an irrational suspiciousness or distrust of others

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66

emulate

to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model

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dispel

To scatter about, break up

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indictment

a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime

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69

contradict

to speak against; to say the opposite

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inscribe

to write or engrave

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describe

to tell in words

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vert/vers

to turn

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73

per

through/against

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hovel

a small, miserable dwelling

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comprise

to include or contain; to be made up of

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beset

to harass; to surround

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allure

(v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm

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melancholy

sadness, depression, gloomy

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79

defame

to ruin the good name of

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80

stupefy

to stun, baffle, or amaze

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sonorous

producing a deep or full sound

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periphery

the outermost part or boundary

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disperse

to scatter, spread far and wide

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enrapture

to delight, to thrill or give pleasure

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85

opportune

occurring or coming at a good time

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permeate

to spread throughout

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persevere

(v.) to keep doing something in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough

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divert

to turn aside from a direction

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versatile

able to do many things well; capable of many uses

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