Vocab 14

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Vocab 14
2010-05-10 11:49:50

Vocab 14
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  1. Abrogate
    • 1: to abolish by authoritative action
    • 2: to treat as nonexistent
  2. Bellicose
    favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars
  3. Cognitive
    • 1: of, relating to, being, or involving conscious intellectual activity (as thinking, reasoning, or remembering)
    • 2: based on or capable of being reduced to empirical factual knowledge
  4. Dogmatic
    characterized by or given to the expression of opinions very strongly or positively as if they were facts
  5. Extricate
    • 1: to distinguish from a related thing
    • 2: to free or remove from an entanglement or difficulty
  6. Fortuitous
    occurring by chance; lucky
  7. Filibuster
    • 1: an irregular military adventurer
    • 2: an American engaged in fomenting insurrections in Latin America in the mid-19th century
  8. Impervious
    • 1: not allowing entrance or passage
    • 2: not capable of being affected or disturbed
  9. Insolvency
    the fact or state of being insolvent; inability to pay debts
  10. Laissez-Faire
    a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights
  11. Miscreant
    unbelieving; villainous
  12. Prerogative
    an exclusive or special right, power, or privilege
  13. Querulous
    habitually complaining
  14. Reticent
    • 1: inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech
    • 2: restrained in expression, presentation, or appearance
  15. Subjugate
    • 1: to bring under control and governance as a subject
    • 2: to make submissive