VOCAB CUME REVIEW 1,2,3,4

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vocabulary units 1,2,3,4

60 Terms

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divulge

to tell; to reveal (as a secret)

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2

abet

to assist or encourage, especially in wrongdoing

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3

ardor

an intense feeling of devotion or eagerness

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4

dogmatic

arrogant and stubborn about one's beliefs

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5

insipid

lacking flavor; dull; not at all stimulating

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6

Proclivity

a natural leaning or tendency

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7

extraneous

not essential; not constituting a vital part

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8

coerce

to force by using pressure, intimidation, or threats

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9

jaundiced

prejudiced; hostile

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10

occlude

to block the passage of

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11

meticulous

extremely, sometimes excessively, careful about small details; precise

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12

temerity

recklessness; a foolish disregard of danger

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13

rote

a habitual, repetitive routine or procedure

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14

ascribe

to credit as to the cause or the source

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15

gregarious

sociable; fond of the company of others

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16

disabuse

to free someone from believing something false

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17

heresy

the act of holding a belief that goes against established doctrine

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18

audit

to check the accuracy of financial accounts and records

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19

motley

made up of dissimilar parts; being of many colors

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20

libation

a drink, especially an alcoholic one

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21

docile

easy to teach or manage; obedient

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22

restive

restless and impatient

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23

banter

teasing; playful conversation

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castigate

to criticize or punish severely

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25

anathema

a hated, repellant person or thing

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26

gauche

lacking social graces; tactless

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27

ignominy

public shame, disgrace, or dishonor

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28

dither

to hesitate nervously

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29

emaciated

extremely thin; wasted away

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30

repine

to be discontent as though yearning for something; to complain

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31

irascible

easily angered

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32

bacchanalian

wild and drunken

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33

maudlin

foolishly sentimental; ridiculously emotional

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34

extradite

to turn over or deliver to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority

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35

furtive

secret, stealthy

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36

mettle

courage and determination

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37

conflate

to combine into one

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38

mercenary

a professional soldier hired by a foreign army

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39

bastion

a strong defense or fort (or something likened to it)

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40

avarice

greed; desire for wealth

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41

jettison

to cast overboard; to discard

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42

solvent

able to pay all debts and financial obligations

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43

ostracize

to banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent

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44

tackle

the equipment for a specific activity

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45

copious

numerous; large in quantity

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46

despondent

feeling gloomy or hopeless

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47

protocol

the formal or official way of correctly doing something

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48

candid

honest and straightforward; blunt

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49

jingoism

extreme, chauvinistic patriotism, often favoring an aggressive, warlike foreign policy

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50

redress

to make right; to correct

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51

argot

special words or phrases used by a specific group of people

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52

appease

to calm; to make satisfied (often only temporarily)

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53

strident

harsh sounding; grating

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54

chaos

complete disorder

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55

expunge

to erase or eliminate

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56

bigot

one who is intolerant of differences in others

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57

augment

to enlarge; to increase in amount or intensity

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58

toilsome

requiring exhaustive effort; laborious

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negligence

careless neglect, often resulting in injury

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privation

lack of basic life necessities; extreme poverty

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