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Vocabulary for essays
to diminish in intensity, verb
to renounce or give up a position or right, verb
to leave suddenly and secretly, especially to avoid detention or arrest, verb
an increase in size from succesive additions or deposits, noun
marked by bitter language or tone; showing strong resentment, adj.
to contaminate or make impure, especially by adding another substance, verb
to increase perceived power, influence, or wealht, verb
a merger, or uniting of different elements; a consolidation of entities, noun
doubtful or unclear meaning; open to interpretation, adj.
anything out of its proper time in history, noun
extreme aversion or dislike, noun
a notable lack of interest or caring, noun
an expression of approval or praise, particularly in an official sense, noun
severly strict or stern in appearance; undecorated, adj.
a universally recognized principle for which no further proof is needed, noun
pompous, overblown behavior or speech, adj.
to surrender or yield, particularly under accepted terms and conditions, verb
impulsive and unpredictable, adj.
to inflict severe criticism or punishment, verb
fraud or deception through trickery, especially legal or political, noun
convincing and persuasive, adj.
intense public disagreement, noun
unnecessarily intricate and complex, adj.
to confirm or support with evidence, verb
easily deceived, adj.
a polite submission to another out of respect or courtesy, noun
to dry out or dehydrate completely, verb
a bitter, scolding criticism, noun
lacking self-confidence; unassertive, adj.
procrastination; habitually delaying, adj.
someone with superficial interest in a subject, noun
to correct a wrong impression, verb
to present a deceptive appearance; to conceal intent through pretense, verb
strongly assertive without providing argument or evidence, adj.
to fool or decieve, verb
drawn from various sources and styles, adj.
the ability to produce a desired result, noun
a sad or mournful poem or speech usually lamenting the death of someone, noun
to weaken or render ineffective, verb
to cause or give rise to , verb
a great mystery or puzzle, noun
to use deliberately ambiguous expressions to avoid commitment or mislead, verb
characterized by extensive knowledge; scholarly, adj.
desrving of respect, adj.
a speech in praise of someone, usually one who is dead, noun
to aggravate or make worse, verb
to free from blame or guilt, verb
urgent; requiring immediate action, adj.
significant amount or size, adj.
to seek favor through flattery or excessive praise, verb
deceit, trickery, noun
one who attacks or undermines established traditions or institutions, noun
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected, adj.
characterized by rash and impulsive action without careful thought, adj.
not yet fully formed; undeveloped, adj.
demonstrating childlike simplicity; unsophisticated, adj.
adveers or detrimental; hostile or unfriendly, adj.
something new and original; a new product or technique, noun
without interest or flavor, adj.
fearless, courageous, adj.
a strong condemnation; abusive language, noun
easily angered, adj.
brief and to the point; using the fewest words possible, adj.
to feign injury or illness to avoid work or duty, verb
amusement okr gladness acompanied by laughter, noun
to relieve or reduce something, verb
to calm or make less severe, particularly somehting painful or burdensome, verb
hardened against influence; stubborn, adj.
excessively submissive; overly eager to abey or serve, adj.
to prevent something, particularly by making it unnecessary, verb
to obstruct or otherwise prevent passage, verb
public disgrace or vilification, noun
a model of excellence or perfection, noun
willing to betray trust, adj.
performed in a routine or superficial way, adj,
to be present throughout the whole of something,verb
easily irritated or annoyed, adj.
an event or fact that is observed, especially one that is not fully understood, noun
charity; a desire or effort to help those in need, noun
a surplus or excess, noun
to bring about abruptly, verb
reckless and wasteful, particcularly with money, adj.
to increased in number quickly, verb
to proclaim publicly and officially, verb
to conciliate, to appease , verb
correct and proper social conduct, noun
cautious and careful forethought, noun
inactive, at rest, adj.
to reject the validity of,, verb
habitually reserved or silent, adj.
causing sleep or drowsiness, adj.
plausible yet misleading and inaccurate, adj.
a mark of shame or disgrace, noun
showing little or no emotion; unemotional, adj.
to make great efforts, verb
silent, incommunicative, adj.
extreme mental and physical sluggishness, noun
a beginner, noun
to become sickly pale, verb