Unit 6 Vocab

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Unit 6 Vocab
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  1. abject
    • adj. degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and
    • unrelieved
  2. complicity
    • n. one who believes that nothing can be known
    • about God; a skeptic
    • adj. without faith, skeptical
  3. derelict
    • n. someone or something that is abandoned or
    • neglected;
    • adj. left abandoned; neglectful in duty
  4. diatribe
    n. a bitter and prologed verbal attack
  5. effigy
    n. a crude image of a despised person
  6. equity
    • n. the state or quality of being just, fair, or
    • impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair; the money
    • value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim
  7. inane
    adj. silly, empty of meaning or value
  8. indictment
    n. the act of accusing; a formal accusation
  9. indubitable
    adj. certain, not to be doubted or denied
  10. intermittent
    adj. stopping and beginning again, sporadic
  11. moot
    adj. open to discussion and debate, unresolvedv. to bring up for discussionn. a hypothetical law case argued by students
  12. motif
    n. a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominantfigure in a design
  13. neophyte
    n. a new convert, beginner, novice
  14. perspicacity
    n. keenness in observing and understanding
  15. plenary
    adj. complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by allqualified members
  16. surveillance
    n. a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
  17. sylvan
    adj. pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in aforest; wooded, woody
  18. testy
    adj. easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
  19. travesty
    • n. a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a
    • disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex;
    • v. to ridicule by imitating in a broad or
    • burlesque fashion
  20. agnostic
    • n. one who believes that nothing can be known
    • about God; a skeptic
    • adj. without faith, skeptical

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