Vocab Chapter 3

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Vocab Chapter 3
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  1. ARBITRARY
    • Determined by personal judgment, not a rule or a reason;
    • based on impulse.

    • Parents should not enforce rules according to their moods.
    • Such arbitrary discipline only confuses children.
  2. MERCENARY:
    • Motivated only by financial gain; greedy. I will only get you that if you give me
    • money.
  3. ALLUSION:
    • An indirect reference.
    • A hint about
  4. SYNDROME:
    • A group of symptoms typical of a particular disease or
    • condition. Jet lag is a syndrome of
    • feeling not in the best conditions
  5. EUPHEMISM:
    • A mild or vague term used as a substitute for a one
    • considered offensive or unpleasant.
    • Your not fat your big bonded.
  6. APPEASE:
    To calm, especially by giving in to the demands of. That date that you think, is my cuzin.
  7. BANAL:
    Lacking originality; overused; commonplace. Thats old & banal.
  8. TAINT:
    To stain the honor of some one or something. Spoil something pour.
  9. ASSAILED:
    To attack physically or verbally.
  10. ALTRUISTIC:
    Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others; unselfish

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