vocab units 4-6

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  1. Annul
    (v.) to reduce to nothing
  2. Blasé
    (adj.) indifferent 
  3. Bolster
    • (v.) to support
    • (n.) a long pillow 
  4. Deplore
    (v.) to feel or express regret or disapproval
  5. Frivolous
    (adj.)of little importance, not worthy of serious attention
  6. Muster 
    • (v.) to bring together for service or battle, include
    • (n.)a list of men for military service
  7. Nonetity
    (n.) a person or thing of no importance 
  8. Ornate
    (adj.) elaborately decorated; showily splendid
  9. Obsess
    (v.) to trouble, haunt
  10. Oust
    (v.) to remove
  11. Peruse
    (v.) to read carefully
  12. Porous
    (adj.) full of tiny holes
  13. Promontory
    (n.) a high point of land extending in to water 
  14. Prone
    (adj.) lying face down
  15. Qualm
    (n.) a pang pf conscience, uneasiness, misgiving
  16. Recourse
    (n.) a person or thing turned to help or advice
  17. Residue 
    (n.) a remainder
  18. Solicitous
    (adj) showing concern 
  19. Staid
    (adj.) serious and dignified
  20. Sustain
    (v.) to support, nourish, keep up
  21. Aghast 
    (adj.) filled with amazement 
  22. Ample
    (adj.) more than enough 
  23. Apparition 
    (n.) a ghost or a ghostly figure 
  24. Assert
    (v.) to declare or state as truth
  25. Cower
    (v.) to crouch or shrink away from fear or shame
  26. Disdain
    • (v.) to look upon with scorn
    • (n.)a feeling of contempt
  27. Epitaph
    (n.) a brief statement written on a grave or tombstone 
  28. Ethical
    (adj.) having to do with morals, values, right and wrong
  29. Facetious
    (adj.)  humorous not ment seriously 
  30. Inaudible
    (adj.) not able to be heard 
  31. Indiscriminate
    (adj.)  without restraint or control
  32. Intrigue
    • (n.) crafty dealings
    • (v.) to form or to carry out plots
  33. Jusisdiction
    (n.)an area of authority or control
  34. Plausible
    (adj.) appearing true, or reasonable
  35. Plebeian
    (adj.) common, belonging to lower class
  36. Prodigal
    (adj.) wasteful extravagant, generously abundant 
  37. Proximity
    (n.) nearness, closeness
  38. Pulverize
    (n.) to grind or pound to a powder or dust
  39. Sequel
    (n.)that which follows, a result
  40. Volatile
    (adj.) highly changeable, fickle, tending to become violent
  41. Abashed
    (adj. part.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
  42. Aloof
    (adj.) withdraw, standing apart from others
  43. Anguish
    • (n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain
    • (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
  44. Articulate
    (v.)  to pronounce distinctly: to fit together into a system 
  45. Bask
    (v.) to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth:  
  46. Deflect
    • (n.) an imperfection, flaw
    • (v.) to desert a cause or organization
  47. Finesse
    • (n.) delicate skill
    • (v.) to accomplish
  48. Flaunt
    (v.) to wave or flutter showily
  49. Forthright
    (adj.) frank, shraightforward
  50. Genail
    (adj.) cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
  51. Instill
    (v.) to add gradually
  52. Ostracize 
    (v.) to exclude from a group, send away
  53. Premonition
    (n.) forewarning or foreboding or a futre event
  54. Pseudonym
    (n.) a pen name
  55. Purge
    • (v.) to wash away impurities, clean up
    • (n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively 
  56. Rehabilltate
    (v.) to make over in good form 
  57. Repercussion
    (n.) an effect of consequence of some action or event, result: an echo or reverberation
  58. Resolute
    (adj.) Bold, determined; firm
  59. Retentive
    (adj.) able to hold, keep
  60. Scapegoat
    (n) a person o thing carrying the blame for others

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