Vocab Units 5 & 6

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Vocab Units 5 & 6
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  1. rancor
    bitter deep-seated ill will
  2. criterion
    a caracterizing mark or trait;a standard on which a judgement or decision may be based.
  3. raze
    to destroy to the ground; demolish; to scrape, cut, or shave off
  4. strident
    to make a harsh noise; characterized by harsh, insisent, and discordant sound.
  5. mosaic
    a surface decoration made by inlaying small pieces; an organism or one of its parts composed of cells more than one genotype.
  6. innocous
    producing no injury; not likely to give offense or to arouse strong feelings or hostility.
  7. insularity
    of, replating to, or constituting an island; dwelling or situated on an island; having a narrow provincial point of view
  8. quiescence
    marked by inactivity or repose; tranquilly at rest; causing no trouble or symptoms
  9. anomaly
    deviation from the common rule; the angular distance of a planet from its perihelion as seen from the sun; something different, abnromal, peculiar, or not easily classified
  10. aggregate
    clustered in a dense mass or head; to collect or gather into a mass or whole; the whole sum or amount
  11. altruistic
    unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others; behavior by an animal that isn't beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits the survivial of the species.
  12. surfeit
    an overabundant supply; an intemperate or immoderate indulgence in something; to feed, supply, or give to surfeit; to indulge to satiety in a gradification
  13. querulous
    habitually complaining; whining
  14. penury
    extreme poverty; destilution
  15. pithy
    concise and forcefully expressive
  16. nefarious
    wicked or criminal

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