Vocab 6

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Vocab 6
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  1. actuate
    verb.

    1. to cause to put into mechanical motion.

    2. to cause to take action.
  2. brackish
    adj.

    1. made up of a mixure of fresh and seawater; salty water.

    2. Having an unpleasant taste.
  3. cognitive
    adj.

    relating to mental processes such as awareness, remembering, and reasoning.
  4. dissertation
    noun.

    a lengthy, usually written discussion on a topic, often for a college or university degree.
  5. dolorous
    ajd.

    causing or marked by pain, misery or sorrow.
  6. endemic
    adj.

    widespread or peculiar to a certain place or among a certain people
  7. fecund
    ajd.

    1. producing or capable of producing many offsprings.

    2. creative
  8. genealogy
    noun.

    the history of a family and how its members are related to one another.
  9. inebreiated
    adj.

    deprived of good sense and judgement, especially as the result of imbibing alcohol.
  10. insidious
    adj.

    1. seemingly harmless while actually being dangerous or deceptive.

    2. spreading harmfully in a subtle or gradual way.
  11. interloper
    noun.

    one who intrudes on or interferes in the affiars of others.
  12. precursor
    noun.

    a person or thing tha comes before and indicates the approach of another; a forerunner.
  13. presentiment
    noun.

    a feeling that osmething is about to occur.
  14. ramification
    noun.

    an outgrowth of a simple idea of plan; a resutlign development or consequence.
  15. torpor
    noun.

    a state of mental or physical sluggishness or inactivity

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