Vocab 11 and 12

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Corroborate

v. to support or strengthen an idea or a statement; to attest to the truth of; to confirm

Aberration

n. a departure from the usual course; a deviation; an abnormal development

Herculean

adj. extremely demanding or difficult; requiring or having great courage or strength, like that possessed of Hercules

Retrospect

n. a contemplation or survey of things that happened in the past

Dearth

n. a scarcity, as of food; a lack; too small a supply of something

Salient

adj. standing out; easily seen or noticed; conspicuous; noticeable; prominent

Adjudge

v. to decree or decide by law; to pass sentence

Diurnal

adj. occurring every day; daily; occurring during the daytime

Candor

n. openness; saying what one really thinks; frankness; impartiality

Ludicrous

adj. amusingly absurd; ridiculous

Artifices

n. a skill; a clever device; a sly or artful skill; trickery

Configuration

n. the position of parts or elements of something; a shape; an outline

Scrupulous

adj. giving strict attention to what is right or proper; exact and careful

Deduce

v. to infer by reasoning; to conclude from known facts and principles

Refute

v. to prove that someone or something is false or incorrect; to disprove

Captivate

v. to catch the attention of, by beauty or excellence; to enchant; to charm; to attract

Proponent

n. a person who supports a cause or idea; someone who makes a proposition; an advocate

Extant

adj. still in existence; not extinct, lost or destroyed

Chicanery

n. the use of clever talk or trickery to deceive or evade

Augury

n. the practice of foretelling the future from signs and omens; an omen or a sign

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