en101 vocab2

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en101 vocab2
2012-09-15 20:20:05
en101 vocab

en101 vocab
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  1. infer
    to derice as a conclusion from facts or premises; to guess; to surmise
  2. esthetic
    • (from Gk. verb meaning "to perceive")
    • relating to or dealing with the beautiful; responsive to or zealous about the beautiful
  3. franchise
    a constitutional or statutory right or privilege, especailly the right to vote
  4. vindictive
    disposed to seek revenge; spiteful
  5. diffusion
    • (L. dis-, apart + fundere, to pour) 
    • dispersion; dissemination
  6. facilitate
    to make easier
  7. disseminate
    (L, dis-, apart+seminare, to sow) to spread abroad as though sowing seed
  8. buffer
    any of various devices or pieces of material for reducing shock due to contact; something lying between two larger rival powers
  9. asylum
    (Gk. asulos, inviolable, from a-, without + sule, right of seizure) an inviolable place or refuge and protection- sanctuary; protection from arrest and extradition given especailly to political refugees
  10. scion
    a desendant, child, esp. one of royal stock; a detached living portion of a plant joined to a stock in grafting
  11. incursion
    • 1. An aggressive entrance into foreign territory; a raid or invasion.
    • 2. The act of entering another's territory or domain.
  12. imbue
    • 1. To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade: work imbued with the revolutionary spirit.
    • 2. To saturate, impregnate, or dye.
  13. encroach
    • 1. To take another's possessions or rights gradually or stealthily: encroach on a neighbor's land.
    • 2. To advance beyond proper or former limits: desert encroaching upon grassland.
  14. tenacious
    • 1. Extremely persistent in adhering to or doing something; stubborn or relentless
    • 2. Holding together firmly; cohesive: a tenacious material.
  15. confiscate
    • 1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury, especially as a penalty for wrongdoing.
    • 2. To seize by authority