Vocabulary Unit 5

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“away from”

from Latim ab-

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“to flow”

from Latin undare

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abound (v)

to be great in number or amount

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assiduous (adj)

showing great care, attention, and effort’ consistent in application or attention

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augment (v)

to add to; to increase the size, extent, or quantity of; to supplement

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banal (adj)

unoriginal and commonplace; trite

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cajole (v)

to urge with gentle, repeated appeals, teasing or flattery; to wheedle

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diminish (v)

to make smaller or less

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diminish (2v)

to become smaller; to lessen or decrease

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diminish (3v)

to lessen the authority, reputation, or prestige of

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“out of”

from Latin ex-

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“to entice; to deceive”

from Latin lacere

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elicit (v)

to draw out or call forth in reaction or response

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elicit (2v)

to bring something latent or potential into existence

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emulate (v)

to strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation

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emulate (2v)

to approach or achieve equality with; to compete with successfully

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imperious (adj)

arrogantly bossy; domineering; overbearing

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imperial (adj)

related to or characterized by an empire, emperor, or empress

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incumbent (adj)

imposed as a duty or an obligation, especially based on one’s position or office

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incumbent (2adj)

currently holding an office or position

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“in; not”

from Latin in-

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“to end”

from Latin finire

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infinitesimal (adj)

too small or measure or calculate

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“measure; quantity”

from Latin modus

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modicum (n)

a small or token amount

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prodigious (adj)

impressively great in size, force, or extent

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prodigious (2adj)

extraordinary; marvelous

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query (v)

to question, especially in order to express doubt or check a statement’s validity or accuracy

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query (n)

a question; an inquiry, especially addressed to an official or organization

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“to remit; to slacken”

from Latin remittere

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“again; back”

from Latin re-

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“to send”

from Latin mittere

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remiss (adj)

lax or careless in attending to duty

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