Vocabulary 10

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Vocabulary 10
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  1. degenerate
    • degenerate
    • verb
    • to worsen
    • deteriorate
    • The condition of the house began to degenerate over the years.
  2. implausible
    • implausible
    • adjective
    • difficult to believe
    • unbelievable
    • The story Bob told us about him being kidnapped by aliens was highly plausible.
  3. incoherent
    • incoherent
    • adjective
    • unable to speak in an orderly, logical way
    • unclear
    • The event was so shocking, tke only eyewitness was incoherent when it came to giving the details.
  4. intercede
    • intercede
    • verb
    • to plea for someone
    • defend
    • The football coach had to intercede when the principal pulled the star of the team from the game.
  5. intricate
    • intricate
    • adjective
    • having many complex parts
    • complicated
    • The intricate dance kept everyone engaged.
  6. sanctuary
    • sanctuary
    • noun
    • a place of safety and protection
    • shelter
    • During the storm, basement was our sanctuary.
  7. scrutiny
    • scrutiny
    • noun
    • close or careful inspection
    • attention
    • Ever since 9/11, airports are under the scrutiny of tougher security systems.
  8. sinister
    • sinister
    • adjective
    • wicked
    • evil
    • The sinister plan failed and all the hostages survived.
  9. suffice
    • suffice
    • verb
    • to be good enough
    • adequate
    • The score wasn't suffice to move on to the next round.
  10. vulnerable
    • vulnerable
    • adjective
    • open to damge or attack
    • susceptible
    • The child wasn't vulnerable to chicken pox anyomore, since he had them a t such a young age.

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