Wade Semester Exam

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scion

child, descendant

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indoctrinate

teach certain princlples

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3

opulence

wealth, riches

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obsequious

seeking favor, fawning

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fulsome

excessive, insincere

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lush

luxurious, elaborate

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7

destitution

extreme poverty

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8

ponder

consider carefully

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9

supplication

earnest prayer

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10

decadence

decay

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penance

atonement for sin

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12

ascetic

one who practices self-denial

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13

desultory

occurring by chance, disconnected

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14

disciple

follower

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15

metamorphosis

change

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16

bona fide

genuine

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17

materialism

concern with possessions

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18

nirvana

heavenly place

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19

nurture

nourish

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salvation

deliverance from ruin

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21

juxtapose

to place side by side

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22

plight

predicament, dangerous situation

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23

covert

secret, hidden

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24

cope

to be a match for, to be able to handle

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25

incompability

quality of being mismated, lack of harmony

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incapacitated

disabled, made unfit

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27

fabricate

to lie, concoct

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28

connubial

related to marriage

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29

demur

to object

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30

appellation

a name

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31

escalation

an increase, intensification

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32

indifference

lack of concern

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33

potential

possible

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cumulative

accumulated

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recondite

secret, hidden, obscure

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palliate

alleviate, relieve without curing

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delude

to fool

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38

prelude

introduction

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39

chimerical

visionary, imaginary, fantastic

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40

acknowledge

admit

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analogous

comparable, similar

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42

catastrophic

disastrous

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43

compensatory

serving to pay back

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44

decade

ten years

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45

enunciate

to udder, to proclaim

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46

gamut

range

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heterogeneous

dissimilar

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48

inordinate

excessive

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49

introspective

looking into one's feelings

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50

irascible

irritable

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maladjusted

disturbed

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mandate

authoritative command

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53

mortality

death

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neurotic

having a nervous disorder

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55

neutralize

counteract

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pedagogue

teacher

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perpetuous

to cause to continue

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58

perspacious

shrewd

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phenomenom

unusual occurrence

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60

susceptible

easily affected

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anthropoligist

an expert in the study of the races, beliefs, customs, etc. of mankind

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62

artifact

an object made by hand, rather than a thing as it occurs in nature

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63

bizarre

odd, peculiar, strange, weird

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fetish

an object that is thought to have magic powers

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65

inanimate

lifeless

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66

imperative

urgent, necessary, compulsive

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67

imprudent

unwise, not careful

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68

prohibition

the act of forbidding certain behavior

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69

taboo

forbidden by custom or religion practice

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70

taint

contamination, undesirable substance that spoils something

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71

abhor

to detest, to despise; to utterly hate

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72

absurd

ridiculous

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bigot

a person who is intolerant of other people or ideas

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74

contemptuous

expressing a feeling that something is worthless; looking down on someone or something

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75

universal

present everywhere, widespread

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vulnerable

capable of being injured

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entreaty

appeal, plea

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tradition

custom that has been handed down; long-standing practice

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79

originate

begin arise

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80

inviolable

safe

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81

aegis

protection, sponsorship, shield

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82

awesome

inspiring terror, weird

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conflagration

great fire

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congenial

agreeable, sympathetic

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debris

ruins, fragments

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deplorable

sad, pitiable

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detriment

hurt, damage, injury

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dispersed

broken up, scattered, spread

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89

doddering

trembling, shaking with old age

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90

eruption

bursting out

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91

hoard

accumulate, save, store up

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92

imbibe

to drink

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93

initiate

set going, start

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94

longevity

long duration of life

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95

obliterate

wipe out, erase

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puny

weak, unimportant

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97

rue

regret

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sage

wise man, philosopher

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senile

infirm, weak as a result of old age

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virile

manly, masterful

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