Abbot Vocab

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Austerity

sternness or severity of manner or attitude; extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance, severe and rigid restrictions

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Depreciate

to decrease in value

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Equity

fairness/Net value

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frugal

(adj.) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager

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indigent

(adj.) needy, impoverished

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munificent

very generous, charitable

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pecuniary

relating to money

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remunerate

to reward, pay, reimburse. to compensate.

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Recession

period of reduced economic activity/the act oof withdrawing or going back

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solvent

capable of meeting financial obligation. able to pay debts

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aegis

protection

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amends

compensation for a wrong-doing

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conciliatory

peacemaking; appeasing; intended to overcome distrust, animosity, or conflict

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conducive

tending to cause or bring about

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extricate

to free, to disentangle

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importune

to ask persistently; to beg

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mediate

to act as negotiator between opposing sides in a dispute

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mitigate

to make less severe. to lessen

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patronize

to sponsor or support/to be kind or helpful in a snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior/to shop at frequently

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renovate

(v.) - to restore, return to original state

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erudite

possessing great knowledge and scholarship

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elucidate

to clarify, explain

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esoteric

intended for or understood by only a small group

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edify

instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually

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didatic

intended to teach; overly moralistic and preachy

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imbue

to soak or stain thoroughly; to inspire or influence thoroughly

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indoctrinate

to teach certain principles or ideologies

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pedantic

Excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules

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pundit

expert or critic

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pedagogy

the art of teaching

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affect

have an effect on; make a difference to/appearance of physical emotions

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effect

result/to bring about

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depredation

predatory attack

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deprivation

the state of lacking or doing without something

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disinterested

impartial

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uninterest

having no concern in a matter

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emigrate

To leave one country or region and settle in another

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immigrate

come to live permanently in a foreign country

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preceede

to come before

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proceed

To go forward or onward

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assertive

Acting with confidence and force; sure of one's self

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brazen

bold and without shame

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complaisant

Eager to please; cheerfully complying

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docile

easily taught; submissive to instruction

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flamboyant

showy and flashy

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intrepid

fearless

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mellow

relaxed or pleasant (verb and adj.)

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pacific

peaceful; serene

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strident

harsh sounding; grating

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unabashed

not embarrassed or ashamed

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aggrandize

to increase or make greater or larger

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exorbitance

extreme expense

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grandiose

characterized by feigned grandeur; pompous/ magnificent in beauty or scope, impressive

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gratuitous

unnecessary or uncalled for

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intemperate

lacking moderation; severe or extreme

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multifarious

diverse

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opulence

extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance

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profilgate

recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources

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satiate

to satisfy

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surfeit

an excessive amount

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beguile

To deceive; to charm; to enchant

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benevolent

Kindly

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decorum

proper behavior

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demeanor

outward behavior or bearing

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feral

wild, savage

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ignoble

dishonorable; shameful

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mores

fixed customs or manners; moral attitudes

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provincial

(adj.) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

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unseemly

not decent or proper, unbecoming

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wily

(adj.) sly, shrewd, cunning

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apprehensive

fearful or anxious, especially about the future

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categorical

absolute; without exception

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conclusive

serving to settle an issue; final

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dubious

doubtful

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indeterminate

uncertain; indefinite

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precarious

Dangerous; risky; lacking in security or stability

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qualm

a feeling of uneasiness

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tentative

experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

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unequivocal

clear, obvious

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vacillate

to waver; to sway indecisively

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acronym

A word formed from the first letter of each word in a series

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affix

to attach or fasten

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coinage

the invention of new words

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colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

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diminutive

(adj.) small, smaller than most others of the same type

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metonymy

A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it

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oxymoron

A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.

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palindrome

A word or an expression that is spelled the same backward and forward

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portmaneau word

a word formed by combining the sounds and meanings of two different words

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spoonerism

An often comical switching of the first sounds of two or more words

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acrimonious

(adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or tone

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chastise

to punish or criticize severely

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debunk

to expose the falseness of something

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derogatory

insulting; belittling

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disparage

to speak of in a disrespectful or slighting way, to belittle

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harass

to irritate or torment repeatedly

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Impugn

to call into question; to attack verbally

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innuendo

an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

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invective

abusive or strongly critical language

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vilify

to make vicious insulting comments about; to slander

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