Vocab List #9

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  1. Verb: to assent tactly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent
    Acquiesce: (Verb)
  2. Fill in the Blank!
    To ___ halfheartedly in a business plan.
    Acquiesce: (Verb)
  3. Verb: to attack vigorously or violently; assault
    Assail: (Verb)
  4. Verb: To attack with arguments, criticism, ridicule, abuse, etc.
    Assail: (Verb)
  5. Fill in the Blank!
    To ___ one's opponent with slander.
    Assail: (Verb)
  6. Verb: To undertake with the purpose of mastering
    Assail: (Verb)
  7. Fill in the Blank!
    He ____ his studies with new determination.
    Assailed: (Verb)
  8. Verb: to impinge upon; make an impact on; beset
    Assail: (Verb)
  9. Fill in the Blank!
    His mind was ___ by conflicting arguments. The light ____ their eyes.
    Assailed: (Verb)
  10. Noun: the main force or impact, as of an attack or blow.
    Brunt: (Noun)
  11. Fill in the Blank!
    His arm took the ____ of the blow.
    Brunt: (Noun)
  12. Verb: to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate
    Palliate: (Verb)
  13. Verb: to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc., extenuate.
    Palliate: (Verb)
  14. Noun: a person who precedes another in an office, position, etc.
    Predecessor: (Noun)
  15. Noun: Something succeeded or replaced by something else.
    Predecessor: (Noun)
  16. Fill in the Blank!
    The new monument in the park is more beautiful than its ____.
    Predecessor: (Noun)
  17. Noun: Archaic. An ancestor; forefather.
    Predecessor: (Noun)
  18. Noun: a heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy.
    Altercation: (Noun)
  19. Fill in the Blank!
    Authorities did not release details on the ______.
    Altercation: (Noun)
  20. Verb: to surround with military forces
    Beleaguer: (Verb)
  21. Verb: to surround or beset, as with troubles
    Beleaguer: (Verb)
  22. Verb: to express earnest disapproval of
    Deprecate: (Verb)
  23. Verb: to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose, etc.).
    Deprecate: (Verb)
  24. Verb: to depreciate; belittle
    Deprecate: (Verb)
  25. Verb: Archaic. to pray for deliverance from
    Deprecate: (Verb)
  26. Noun: (in ancient Greece) a group of heavily armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep, with shields joined and long spears overlapping.
    Phalanx: (Noun)
  27. Noun: any body of troops in close array.
    Phalanx: (Noun)
  28. Noun: a number of individuals, especially persons united for a common purpose.
    Phalanx: (Noun)
  29. Noun: a compact or closely massed body of persons, animals, or things
    Phalanx: (Noun)
  30. Noun: Military. (initial capital letter) a radar-controlled U.S. Navy 20mm Gatling-type gun deployed on ships as a last line of defense against antiship cruise missiles
    Phalanx: (Noun)
  31. Noun: the setting right of what is wrong.
    Redress: (Noun and Verb)
  32. Fill in the Blank!
    ____ of abuses.
    Redress: (Noun and Verb)
  33. Noun: compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or injury.
    Redress: (Noun and Verb)
  34. Verb: to dress again.
    Redress: (Noun and Verb)
  35. Verb: to set right; remedy or repair (wrong, injuries, etc.)
    Redress: (Noun and Verb)
  36. Verb: to correct or reform (abuses, evils, etc.)
    Redress: (Noun and Verb)
  37. Verb: to adjust evenly again, as a balance.
    Redress: (Noun and Verb)
  38. Noun: a wall of earth or other material built for defense; rampart
    Bulwark: (Noun and Verb)
  39. Noun: any protection against external danger, injury, or annoyance.
    Bulwark: (Noun and Verb)
  40. Fill in the Blank!
    The new dam was a ____ against future floods.
    Bulwark: (Noun and Verb)
  41. Noun: any person or thing giving strong support or encouragement in time of need, danger, or doubt
    Bulwark: (Noun and Verb)
  42. Fill in the Blank!
    Religion was his ____.
    Bulwark: (Noun and Verb)
  43. Noun: usually, bulwarks. Natural. a solid wall enclosing the perimeter of a weather or main deck for the protection of persons or objects on deck.
    Bulwark: (Noun and Verb)
  44. Verb: to fortify or protect with a bulwark; secure by or as if by a fortification
    Bulwark: (Noun and Verb)
  45. Noun: the slaughter of a great number of people as in battle; butchery; massacre.
    Carnage: (Noun)
  46. Noun: Archaic. Dead bodies, as of those in slain in battle.
    Carnage: (Noun)
  47. Noun: a combination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc.
    Coalition: (Noun)
  48. Noun: a union into one body or mass; fusion
    Coalition: (Noun)
  49. Fill in the Blank!
    But the ____ is already collaborating on the legislative effort.
    Coalition: (Noun)
  50. Noun: a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people
    Exodus: (Noun)
  51. Fill in the Blank!
    The summer ____ drove us to the country and shore.
    Exodus: (Noun)
  52. Noun: the Exodus, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses.
    Exodus: (Noun)
  53. Noun: (initial capital letter) the second book in the Bible, containing an account of the Exodus. Abbreviation: Ex.
    Exodus: (Noun)
  54. Adj: hateful; odious; abominable; totally reprehensible
    Heinous: (Adj.)
  55. Fill in the Blank!
    There has always been a ____ offense against other races of the world.
    Heinous: (Adj.)
  56. Noun: a great or complete devastation or destruction, especially by fire
    Holocaust: (Noun)
  57. Noun: a sacrifice completely consumed by fire; burnt offering
    Holocaust: (Noun)
  58. Noun: (usually initial capital letter) the systematic mass slaughter of European Jews i Nazi concentration camps during World War 2
    Holocaust: (Noun)
  59. Noun: Any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life
    Holocaust: (Noun)
  60. Adj: intended to entrap or beguile
    Insidious: (Adj.)
  61. Adj: stealthily treacherous or deceitful
    Insidious: (Adj.)
  62. Fill in the Blank!
    An ____ plan.
    Insidious: (Adj.)
  63. Fill in the Blank!
    An ____ enemy.
    Insidious: (Adj.)
  64. Adj: operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect
    Insidious: (Adj.)
  65. Fill in the Blank!
    ____ disease.
    Insidious: (Adj.)
  66. Adj: calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful
    Invidious: (Adj.)
  67. Fill in the Blank!
    ____ remarks.
    Invidious: (Adj.)
  68. Adj: offensively or unfairly discriminating; injurious
    Invidious: (Adj.)
  69. Fill in the Blank!
    _____ comparisons.
    Invidious: (Adj.)
  70. Adj: causing or tending to cause animosity, resentment, or envy
    Invidious: (Adj.)
  71. Fill in the Blank!
    ____ honor.
    Invidious: (Adj.)
  72. Adj: Obsolete. envious

    Invidious: (Adj.)
  73. Noun: a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion
    Martyr: (Noun and Verb)
  74. Noun: a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause
    Martyr: (Noun and Verb)
  75. Fill in the Blank!
    A _____ to the cause of social justice.
    Martyr: (Noun and Verb)
  76. Noun: a person who undergoes severe or constant suffering
    Martyr: (Noun and Verb)
  77. Fill in the Blank!
    A ____ to severe headaches.
    Martyr: (Noun and Verb)
  78. Noun: a person who seeks sympathy or attention by feigning or exaggerating pain, deprivation, etc.
    Martyr: (Noun and Verb)
  79. Verb: to make a martyr of, especially by putting to death.
    Martyr: (Noun and Verb)
  80. Verb: to torment or torture
    Martyr: (Noun and Verb)
  81. Verb: to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo
    Waive: (Verb)
  82. Fill in the Blank!
    To ____ one's right; to ___ one's rank; to ___ honors.
    Waive: (Verb)
  83. Verb: Law. To relinquish (a known right, interest, etc.) intentionally.
    Waive: (Verb)
  84. Verb: to put aside for the time; defer; postpone; dispense with
    Waive: (Verb)
  85. Fill in the Blank!
    To ____ formalities.
    Waive: (Verb)
  86. Verb: to put aside or dismiss from consideration or discussion
    Waive: (Verb)
  87. Fill in the Blank!
    _____ my attempts to explain.
    Waiving: (Verb)

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