voc. ch. 8

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voc. ch. 8
2012-01-30 16:03:48
vocab chapter

chapter 8 vocab
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  1. assurance
    a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
  2. asylum
    an institution for the care of children, elderly people, ect.: a place of safety
  3. console
    to comfort; the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mehanical device
  4. dilate
    to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
  5. dross
    refuse, waste products
  6. dwindle
    to lessen, diminish
  7. flippant
    lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
  8. immunity
    resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
  9. institute
    to establish, set up; an oranization for the promotion of learning
  10. liability
    a debt; something disadvantageous
  11. preposterous
    ridiculous, senseless
  12. pugnacious
    quarrelsome, fond of fighting
  13. rabid
    furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreame; mad; infected with rabies
  14. realm
    a kingdom; a region or field of study
  15. rejuvenate
    to make young again to make like new
  16. remunerate
    to reward pay reimburse
  17. sparse
    meager, scant; scattered
  18. sterling
    genuine, excellent; made of silver of standerd fineness
  19. venture
    a risky or daring undertakingl to expose to danger to dare
  20. warp
    to twist out of shape; and abnormality