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English 102 CCE vocab 18

eradicate

[L. ērādīcātus"rooted out"] destroy completely, as if down to the roots

myriad

[Gr. mȳriad "ten thousand"] large indefinite number

discrepancy

a difference; a lack of agreement, inconsistency

Corroborate

[Latin corrōborātus "To Strengthen"] Confirm; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Cajole

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

Eclectic

[Gk. ek-, out+ legein, to select] Selecting what is considered best from different systems or sources.

clique

an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

buttress

A structure built against a wall to strengthen it; any support or prop.

Torpor

[ L.: numbness, equivalent to torp ( ēre ) to be stiff or numb] Inactivity resulting from torpidity and lack of vigor or energy; Laziness

Estuary

the wide part of a river where it nears the sea, the wide part of a river where it nears the sea

Arrant

Out-and-out; notoriously bad; unmitigated

Imbroglio

[It. imbrogliare, to entangle, from broglio, confusion] A confused state of affairs

Chronic

being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; habitual

Fraternity

[L. frātern "us" fraternal (derivative of frāter brother)] A group or society formed by people who share common interests.

Benign

pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence, favorable, gracious.

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