unit 14 vocab

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  1. willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible
    amenable 
  2. to scold sharply
    berate
  3. large-scale slaughter or loss of life
    carnage 
  4. too ready to believe, easily decieved
    credulous 
  5. a rule, test; a standard for judgement or evaluation
    criterion 
  6. to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
    deplete 
  7. to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
    expatiate 
  8. coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant
    extraneous 
  9. the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.
    inception 
  10. a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral)
    infirmity 
  11. lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immatuve, juvenile
    jejune 
  12. stubborn, unyielding
    obdurate 
  13. A collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent
    potpourri 
  14. showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
    precocious 
  15. delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
    sadistic 
  16. self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy
    sententious 
  17. to beg earnestly and humbly
    supplicate 
  18. an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; to feed or supply with anything to excess
    surfeit 
  19. winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
    tortuous 
  20. swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language
    turgid 

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