Grothe, English 2H-A: Vocab 4

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GREG

herd, flock (segregation)

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DIC

to speak, to tell, or to say (diction, contradict, indicate)

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gregarious

very friendly and sociable

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congregate

to come together in a group, or gather people or animals into a group

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aggregation

collected together from different sources and considered as a whole

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egregious

conspicuously bad or offensive

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abdicate

to give up a high office formally or officially, especially the throne

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malediction

a curse; slander or evil talk about somebody

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benediction

in the Roman Catholic Church, a devotional service during which the congregation is blessed with the Host; an expression of approval or good wishes

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indicative

showing, suggesting, or pointing out that something exists or is true

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vindicate

to clear somebody or something of blame, guilt, suspicion, or doubt

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syndicate

a group of people who combine to carry out a business, enterprise, or some other common purpose

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rudimentary

existing at an elementary or basic level

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talisman

an object that is believed to have magic powers of protection or to bring good luck

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dicourteous

not showing proper manners or respect

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tangent

a new and completely different subject than the one being currently discussed

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ab-lib

without any advance preparation

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dynamic

full of energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of purpose and able both to get things going and to get things done.

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callous

showing no concern that other people are or might be hurt or upset

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menance

a possible source of danger or harm

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bilk

to obtain or withhold money from either by deceit or without justification; to cheat or defraud someone.

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nulify

to make something lose its effect or value

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replete

filled or well-supplied with something.

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abrogate

to repel or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement)

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affinity

a natural liking for or identification with somebody or something

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solemn

having or showing sincerity and gravity; having or showing no joy or humor

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blasphemy

the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about sacred things

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harangue

to criticize or question somebody, or try to persuade somebody to do something in a forceful, angry way

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kindle

to become aroused, or arouse feelings or interest or to set something alight, or begin to burn

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preogative

an exclusive privilege or right enjoyed by a person or group occupying a particular rank or position

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reciprocate

to give or feel something mutually or in return

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brawn

physical strength, especially as opposed to intellectual power

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