Vocab List 5

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cognizant

having knowledge or being aware of

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effigy

a model of a person, typically someone hated, made to be

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exacerbate

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse

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flout

to treat with contempt; a mockery/insult/jeer

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forthwith

immediate; no delay

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fray

a noisy quarrel

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implacable

relentless, unstoppable

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indigent

poor, needy, lacking basic necessities

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jurisdiction

the official power to make legal decisions and judgments; the extent of the power

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monolithic

characterized by massiveness, invulnerabilty

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paroxysm

a sudden attack or violent expression of a particular emotion or activity

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precocious

unusually advanced or mature in development, especially in children

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quell

subdue/silence/suppress/put an end to

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reprehensible

deserving condemnation/blame/shame

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revert

return to/to go back in

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sally

to suddenly rush out/start; a sudden rushing forth, any sudden start

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stymie

prevent or hinder the progress of

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voluble

fluent, talkative, constant flow of words

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emaciated

abnormally thin/weak, from illness or lack of food

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excruciating

intensely painful/mentally agonizing

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