Vocab Unit 8

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Vocab Unit 8
2012-12-02 10:24:33
vocab unit level soph

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  1. acrimonious
    (adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or tone
  2. bovine
    (adj.) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
  3. consternation
    (n.) dismay, confusion
  4. corpulent
    (adj.) fat; having a large, bulky body
  5. disavow
    (v.) to deny responsibility for or connection with
  6. dispassionate
    (adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion
  7. dissension
    (n.) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
  8. dissipate
    (v.) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
  9. expurgate
    (v.) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify
  10. gauntlet
    (n.) an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to bbeat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal
  11. hypothetical
    (adj.) based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentaitve idea to guide to guide or direct investigation
  12. ignoble
    (adj.) mean, low, base
  13. impugn
    (v.) to call into question; to attack as false
  14. intemperate
    (adj.) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
  15. odium
    (n.) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
  16. perfidy
    (n.) faithlessness, treachery
  17. relegate
    (v.) to place in a lower position; to assign , refer, turn over; to banish
  18. squeamish
    (adj.) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
  19. subservient
    (adj.) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end
  20. susceptible
    (adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking resistance