Vocab 8D

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assurance

(n.) a pledge; freedom from doubt, self confidence

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asylum

(n.) an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety

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console

(v.) to comfort; (n.) the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical of mechanical device

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dilate

(v.) to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon

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dross

(n.) refuse, waste products

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dwindle

(v.) to lessen, diminish

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flippant

(adj.) lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy

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immunity

(n.) resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation

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institute

(v.) to establish, set up; (n.) an organization for the promotion of learning

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liability

(n.) a debt; something disadvantageous

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preposterous

(adj.) ridiculous, senseless

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pugnacious

(adj.) quarrelsome, fond of fighting

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rabid

(adj.) furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies

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realm

(n.) a kingdom; a region or field of study

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rejuvenate

(v.) to make young again; to make like new

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remunerate

(v.) to reward, pay, reimburse

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sparse

(adj.) meager, scant; scattered

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sterling

(adj.) genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness

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venture

(n.) a risky or daring undertaking; (v.) to expose to danger; to dare

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warp

(v.) to twist out of shape; (n.) an abnormality

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