vocab 5-10

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vocab 5-10
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  1. COVERT
    secret, hidden
  2. CYNIC
    a person who believes the worst of people's behavior and motives; someone who believes people are motivated by selfishness
  3. INTRINSIC
    belonging to a person of thing by its very nature (and thus not depend on circumstances) built in
  4. INFAMOUS
    having a very bad reputation; widely known for being vicious, criminal, or deserving of contempt
  5. BENEFACTOR
    a person or organization that gives help, especially finacial aid
  6. VIRILE
    manly; masculine
  7. DEMISE
    Death
  8. SPECULATE
    to come up with ideas or theories about a subject; theorize
  9. ALLEVIATE
    to relieve. make easier to endure
  10. REVULSION
    great disgust or distaste
  11. SQUANDER
    to waste, spend or use foolishly
  12. CURTAIL
    to cut shosrt or reduce
  13. INCENTIVE
    something that moves one to take action or work harder, a motivation
  14. DIGRESS
    to turn aside, or stray, especially from the main topic in speaking or writing
  15. RIGOR
    great hardship or difficulty; harshness; severity
  16. DEVASTATE
    to upset deeply; overwhelm
  17. SUCCUMB
    to give in; stop resisting
  18. INDISPENSABLE
    necessary
  19. INCORPORATE
    to unite into a single whole; combine
  20. INTERMITTENT
    starting and stopping from time to time; off and on.
  21. QUALM
    an uneasy feeling about how right or proper a particular action is.
  22. GARBLE
    to mix up or confuse (as a story or message); scramble
  23. GLOAT
    to feel or express delight or self-satisfaction, often spitefully
  24. BLIGHT
    something that weakens, damages, or destroys
  25. PLAGIARISM
    using someone's else's writings or ideas as one's own
  26. CONTRIVE
    to plan cleverly ; think up
  27. RETALIATE
    to return an injury for an injury; pay back
  28. BLATANT
    very obvious, often offensively so
  29. IMMACULATE
    perfectly clean
  30. GAUNT
    thin and bony
  31. INTRICATE
    having many parts arranged in a complicated way; complex
  32. SUFFICE
    to be good enough
  33. DEGENERATE
    to worsen deteriorate
  34. SANCTUARY
    a place of safety, protection, or relief
  35. INTERCEDE
    to make a request or plead on behalf of someone else
  36. VULNERABLE
    open to damage or attack; susceptible
  37. IMPLAUSIBLE
    difficult to believe; unlikely
  38. SINISTER
    evil; wicked
  39. SCRUTINY
    close inspection ;careful examination
  40. INCOHERENT
    unable to speak in an orderly, logical way
  41. CONSTITUTE
    to make up; be the parts of
  42. DEFAULT
    to fail to do something required
  43. PREDOMINAT
    most common or most noticeable
  44. PREREQUISITE
    something required beforehand
  45. CONFISCATE
    to seize with authority; legally take possession of
  46. DECIPHER
    to interpret or read (something confusing or hard to make out)
  47. NOMINAL
    slight; very small compared with what might be expected
  48. CONCURRENT
    happening or existing at the same time ;simultaneous
  49. RECESSION
    a temporary decline in business
  50. HYPOTHETICAL
    supposed for the sake of argument or examination; imaginary; theoretical.

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