Shirley Vocabulary Units 10-11

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Shirley Vocabulary Units 10-11
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Shirley Vocabulary Units 10-11
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  1. Benevolent
    • ADJ
    • Kind, generous
    • "he was a benevolent man"
  2. Benefactor
    • NOUN
    • person who donates money
    • "he was a generous benefactor"
  3. Benign
    • ADJ
    • not dangerous/mean
    • "he had a benign tumor"
  4. Accord
    • NOUN
    • agreement
    • "the two parties were in accord"
  5. Discord
    • NOUN
    • disagreement
    • "there was discord between the two team captains"
  6. Cordial
    • ADJ
    • warm and friendly
    • "she was a cordial host"
  7. Animosity
    • NOUN (something you HAVE or FEEL)
    • hatred, anger
    • "she had a lot of animosity towards him"
  8. Equanimity
    • NOUN
    • calm-ness
    • "he kept his equanimity even though everyone else freaked out"
  9. Magnanimous
    • ADJ
    • big spirit/big hearted and nice
    • "the magnanimous judge gave him an easy sentence"
  10. Dismal
    • ADJ
    • depressing, gloomy
    • "the book had a dismal ending"
  11. Malevolent
    • ADJ
    • Spiteful, hostile
    • "she made some malevolent comments"
  12. Malicious
    • ADJ
    • damaging, mean
    • "she spread a malicious rumor"
  13. Perjury
    • NOUN (something you commit or are charged with)
    • lying in court
    • "he committed perjury"
  14. Abjure
    • VERB
    • to swear off of/ to ditch
    • "I will abjure sweets to get good abs"
  15. Conjure
    • VERB
    • to bring forward/to summon
    • usually conjure an image or a memory, but a magician can conjure rabbits from a hat or a witch can conjure dead spirits
  16. Predominant
    • ADJ
    • pretty obvious, common
    • "the predominant job in the country is a farmer" "my class is predominantly white"
  17. Domineering
    • ADJ
    • bossy
    • "he was very domineering"
  18. Indomitable
    • ADJ
    • unbeatable
    • "he was an indomitable force"
  19. Aristocracy
    • NOUN
    • upper class people
    • "she was part of the privileged aristocracy"
  20. Theocracy
    • NOUN (type of government-- like democracy, monarchy)
    • government ruled by religious people
    • "Rome had a theocracy ruled by the pope"
  21. Bureaucrat
    • NOUN
    • minor official
  22. Legitimize
    • VERB
    • make real/official
    • "when I got the crown it legitimized my position as prom queen"
  23. Privileged
    • ADJ
    • only available to a few people, special privileges
    • "she had a privileged upbringing" "she was told privileged information"
  24. Legislative
    • ADJ
    • having to do with the law
    • "the legislative branch of government"

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