Chapter 5 Vocab - English II

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dormant

inactive; alive but not actively growing, as if asleep -adjective

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disseminate

to spread or scatter widely; distribute -verb

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irrevocable

not able to be canceled or undone; irreversible -adjective

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proliferation

a rapid spread or increase -noun

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corroborate

to confirm; strengthen with further evidence; provide proof of -verb

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precipitate

to cause to happen quickly, suddenly, or sooner than expected -verb

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hoist

to lift, especially with some mechanical means, like a cable -verb

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charlatan

a fake: a person who falsely claims to have some special skill or knowledge -noun

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diverge

to branch off in different directions from the same starting point: to become different -verb

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illicit

illegal -adjective

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