Vocab 15

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Vocab 15
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  1. Deciduous
    falling off or shed seasonally or at a certain stage of development in the life cycle
  2. Inscrutable
    not readily investigated, interpreted, or understood; mysterious
  3. Litigious
    • 1: disputatious, contentious
    • 2: prone to engage in lawsuits; subject to litigation
  4. Notarize
    to acknowledge or attest as a notary public
  5. Nonsectarian
    not having a sectarian character; not affiliated with or restricted to a particular religious group
  6. Oligarchy
    • 1: government by the few
    • 2: a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes;
  7. Prevaricate
    to deviate from the truth
  8. Palpable
    capable of being touched or felt
  9. Rapacious
    • 1: excessively grasping or covetous
    • 2: living on prey
  10. Relegate
    to send into exile; banish
  11. Sanguine
    having blood as the predominating bodily humor; having the bodily conformation and temperament held characteristic of such predominance and marked by sturdiness, high color, and cheerfulness
  12. Kowtow
    • 1: to show obsequious deference
    • 2: to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in token of homage, worship, or deep respect
  13. Tempestuous
    of, relating to, or resembling a tempest; turbulent, stormy
  14. Vortex
    something that resembles a whirlpool
  15. Ziggurat
    an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure built in successive stages with outside staircases and a shrine at the top; a structure or object of similar form

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