Vocab Test 10

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abrupt

  1. broken off; lacking in continuity; steep

  2. sudden; quick and unexpected

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corrupt

changed from good to bad; vicious

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corrupt

chnaged from good to bad; debase; prevert; falsify

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disrupt

break apart; cause disorder

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erupt

burst or break out

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incorruptible

inflexibly honest; incapable of being corrupted or bribed

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interuppt

break into or between; hinder; stop

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rupture

1. break, breaking

2. hostility

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bactericide

substance that kills bacteria

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biocide

substance that destroys many different organisms

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fratricide

act of killing (or killer of) one’s brother

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fungicide

substance that kills fungi or inhibitis their growth

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genocide

deliberate extermination of racial or cultural group

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germicide

substance that kills germs

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herbicide

substance that kills plants

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homicide

killing of one human by another

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infanticide

act of killing (or killer of) an infant

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insecticide

substance that kills insects

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matricide

act of killing (or killer of) one’s mother

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patricide

act of killing (or killer of) one’s father

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pesticide

substance that kills rats, insects, bacteria, etc

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regicide

act of killing (or killer of) a king

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sororicide

act of killing (or killer of) one’s sister

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tyrannicide

act of killing (or killer of) a tyrant

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astringent

  1. drawing (the tissue) tightly together

  2. stern; austere

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astringent

substance that shrinks the tissue and checks flow of blood

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boa constrictor

snake that “constricts” or crushes its prey in its coils

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constrict

draw together; render narrower; shrink

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restrict

keep within limits; confine

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stricture

  1. adverse criticism; censure

  2. restriction

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stringent

strict; rigid; severe

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unrestricted

  1. not confined within bounds; free

  2. open to all

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carnivorous

flesh-eating

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devour

  1. eating greedly or ravenously

  2. seize upon and destroy

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frugivorous

feeding on fruit

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herbivore

plant eating animal

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herbivorous

dependant on plants as food

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insectivorous

dependant on insects as food

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omnivore

person or animal that eats everything

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omnivorous

  1. eating everything, both plant and animal substances

  2. avidly taking in everything

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voracious

  1. greedy in eating

  2. insatiable

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convival

fond of eating and drinking with friends; sociable; jovial; hospitable

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revive

bring back to life; restore

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vivacious

lively in temper or conduct

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vivacity

liveliness of spirit

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vivid

  1. having the vigor and spirit of life

  2. sharp and clear; graphic

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vivify

enliven, make vivid

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vivisection

operation on a living animal for scientific investigation

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contortionist

person who can twist there body into odd postures

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distort

  1. twist out of shape; contort

  2. twist out of true meaning; misrepresent; pervert; falsify

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extort

wrest (money, promises) from a person by force

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retort

reply quickly or sharply

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retort

quick, witty, or cutting reply

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torsion

act of twisting; stress due to twisting forces exerted on a body

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tortuous

  1. full of twists or curves; winding

  2. tricky; crooked; circuitous

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torture

  1. wrench; twist

  2. inflict severe pain upon

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torture

anguish of body or mind; agony

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convict

prove guilty; show conclusively to be guilty

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convict

person serving a prison sentence

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conviction

  1. state of having been judged guilty of an offense

  2. strong belief

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convince

persuade or show conclusively by argument or proof

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evict

  1. expel by legal process

  2. oust ( drive out or expel someone from a position or place)

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evince

show clearly; diclose; reveal

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invincible

incapable of being conquered

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vanquish

overcome in battle; defeat; conquer

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victor

winner; conqueror

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fraction

one or more of the equal parts of a whole

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fractious

apt to break out into passion; cross; irritable

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fragment

part broken off

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infraction

act of breaking; breach; violation

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refract

bend from a straight path (as when light rays, having traveled through air, change direction when entering water, or as when sunlight - having traveled through a prism - breaks up into the colors of the rainbow)

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refractory

resisting; intractable; hard to manage

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omnibus

covering many things at once

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omnibus

  1. bus

  2. book containing a variety of works by one author

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omnifarious

of all varieties, forms, or kinds

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omnific

all-creating

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omnipotent

unlimited in power; almighty

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omnipresent

present everywhere at the same time; ubiquitous

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omniscient

knowing everything

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deflect

turn aside

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flexible

pliable; not rigid; tractable

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flexor

muscle that serves to bend a limb

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genuflect

bend the knee; touch the right knee to the ground; as in worship

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inflection

change in the pitch or tone of a person’s voice

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inflexibility

rigidity; firmness

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reflect

  1. throw back light rays, as from a mirror

  2. think

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reflex

involuntary response to a stimulus

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impertinent

  1. irrelevant; not pertinent; inappropriate

  2. rude

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pertinacous

adhering firmly to a purpous or opinion, very persistent

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pertinent

having to do with the matter at hand; relevant

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retentative

tenacious; able to retain or remember

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retinue

group of followers or assistants attending a distinguished person

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tenacity

firmness in holding fast; persistance

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tenancy

period of a tenant’s temporarly holding of a real estate

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tenet

principle, belief, or doctorine generally held to be true

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tenure

  1. period for which an office or position is held

  2. status assuring an employee permanent position

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untenable

incapable of being held or defended

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admonish

warn or fault; reprove; rebuke

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admonition

gentle reproof; counseling against a fault or error

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admonitory

conveying a gentle reproof

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