Vocabulary List 9

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Vocabulary List 9
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  1. a collective mass; the total sum
    syn: whole, entirety
    aggregate
  2. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
    syn: vociferously, unequivocally
    vehemently
  3. a deviation from the common rule, something that is difficult to classify
    syn:irregularity
    anomaly
  4. disposed to fight, belligerent
    syn:antagonistic, combative
    truculent
  5. to stop the progress of; to soothe
    syn:quiet, allay, still
    becalm
  6. to replace (another) by force, to take the place of
    syn:displace, supersede
    supplant
  7. an intense state of fear or dismay
    syn:cowardice, fear
    consternation
  8. relaxation, leisure
    syn:calmness, tranquility
    repose
  9. sharing a boundary; neighboring
    syn:bordering, adjoinging
    continguous
  10. to contradict, discredit
    syn:deny
    refute
  11. to disconcert, to make one lose one's composure
    syn: embarrass, thwart the plans of
    discomfit
  12. relating to prose (as opposed to poetry); dull, ordinary
    syn: unimaginative, everday
    prosaic
  13. individually distinct, separate
    syn:unconnected, distinct
    discrete
  14. a natural inclination or preference
    syn:tendency
    propensity
  15. unshakably clam and steady
    syn: cool, unflappable
    imperturbable
  16. the quality of being capable of chance, in form or character; susceptibility of change
    syn: inconstancy, variation
    mutability
  17. to censure scathingly; to express strong disapproval of
    syn:denoucne
    excoriate
  18. the study of ancient texts and languages
    philology
  19. a gentle breeze; something airy or unsubstantial
    syn: breath; draft
    zephyr
  20. total lack of inhibition
    syn: exuberance, enthusiasm
    abandon
  21. to decrease, to reduce
    syn: ebb, dwindle, recede
    abate
  22. the point of culmination; peak
    syn: acme, pinnacle
    zenith
  23. done sparingly; consuming in moderation
    syn: moderate, sparing, abstinent
    abstemious
  24. to increase gradually; to begin to be
    syn: enlarge, expand
    wax

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