vocab 5

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  1. virulent
    adj: extremely infectious, malignant, or poisonous
  2. promulgate
    v: to make known by open declaration
  3. attenuated
    v: reduced especially in thickness, density, or force
  4. propinquity
    n: nearness of blood; nearness in place or time
  5. fecund
    adj: fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive or inventive to a marked degree
  6. insouciance
    n: lighthearted unconcern
  7. irascible
    adj: marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger
  8. concetenate
    v: to connect or link in a series or chain
  9. amity
    n: peaceful relations; friendship
  10. enmity
    n: deep seated, often mutual hatred
  11. hegemony
    the predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over others
  12. trenchant
    adj: forceful, effective, and vigorous
  13. autocatalytic
    n: catalysis of a chemical reaction by one of the products of the reaction
  14. munificent
    adj: very liberal in giving; generous
  15. obviate
    v: to anticipate and dispose of effectively; render unnecessary
  16. prophylactic
    adj: acting to defend against or prevent something, especially disease; protective
  17. penurious
    adj: unwilling to spend money; stingy
  18. denude
    v: to divest of covering; make bare
  19. parsimonious
    adj: excessively sparing or frugal
  20. refractory
    obstinately resistant to authority or control

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