Vocab Unit 8

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Vocab Unit 8
2012-02-11 12:25:59

vocab unit 8
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  1. dissipate
    verb; to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel;
  2. disavow
    verb; to deny responsibility for or connection with
  3. expurgate
    verb; to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text;
  4. dispassionate
    adj; impartial; free from emotion
  5. consternation
    noun; dismay, confusion
  6. dissension
    noun; disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
  7. bovine
    adj; resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
  8. acrimonious
    adj; stinging, bitter in temper or tone
  9. corpulent
    adj; fat; having a large, bulky body
  10. subservient
    adj; subordinate in capacity or role; serving to promote some end; submissively obedient
  11. perfidy
    noun; faithlessness, treachery
  12. hypothetical
    adj; based on an assumption or guess; used as a tentative idea to direct an investigate
  13. impugn
    verb; to call into question, to attack as false
  14. odium
    noun; hatred, contempt;
  15. intemperate
    adj; immoderate; lacking in self-control
  16. ignoble
    adj; mean, low, base
  17. squeamish
    adj; inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset;
  18. susceptible
    adj; open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
  19. gauntlet
    noun; an armored or protective glove; a challange to combat
  20. relegate
    verb; to place in a lower position; to banish;