Hickling English 9 units 13-18

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enjoin

1.to command; to urge
2.to forbid

injunction

an order which legally prevents something

rejoinder

an answer; a reply

impartial

having no bias or favor

partisan

believing and acting on the ideas of a political party or group

impart

to give away; share

inclusive

containing all; not keeping any out

inconclusive

providing no clear answer or solution

preclude

prevent from happening

precise

accurate; definite

indecisive

unable to make choices

incision

a cut made in order to get inside something

incognito

disguised as someone other than oneself

cognitive

relating to the processes of thought

cognizant

aware

sophisticate

one well-traveled and knowledgeable about culture, etiquette, and/or fashion

sophistry

use of trickery and false logic in arguments

sophomoric

not highly developed; crude

nominal

in name only; not completely true

denomination

subcategory or subgroup

nomenclature

official system of naming

synonymous

meaning the same as

anonymous

not revealing one's identity

antonym

a word that means the opposite of another word

immortalize

to preserve in memory forever

morbid

taking an unhealthy interest in unpleasant things

mortify

to cause extreme embarrassment to

moribund

in a dying or deathlike state

noxious

harmful to physical or moral health

pernicious

causing damage; harmful

biodegradable

able to be broken down naturally

symbiotic

mutually beneficial; supporting one another's life

antibiotic

causing the death of living organisms, especially harmful ones

vivacious

cheerful and full of life

vivid

making a strong impression on the senses; clear and sharp

revival

the act or process of bringing back to life

metabolism

the process through which an organism changes food into energy

metamorphosis

change in form; transformation

metaphorical

symbolic rather than literal

inalienable

not able to be taken away

alienate

to make hostile

alias

a name that is not one's true name

alteration

a change or modification

alternate

to go back and forth; change from one thing to another

altercation

a fight or dispute

simulate

to mimic; imitate

dissemble

to conceal the truth; to deceive

semblance

rough likeness

inconsequential

having no effect or importance

consecutive

following in order

execution

the way something is done

courier

one who carries and delivers

incur

to bring about

recurrent

happening repeatedly

gradualism

a policy which involves taking slow, measure actions

regress

to go back to a less mature or less positive state

digress

to move away form the topic at hand; ramble

amble

to casually walk; stroll

ambulatory

able to walk

preamble

a passage or speech which introduces another longer passage or speech

affluent

wealthy and privileged; well-to-do

superfluous

additional to what is necessary; extra

mellifluous

sweetly flowing or sounding

leaven

to make less heavy or serious

levity

lack of seriousness; jolly or joking manner

alleviate

to make less painful or dangerous

elapse

to slip away; go by

collapse

complete failure and ruin

relapse

a falling back into an old illness or bad habit

recede

to move back or away from

concession

something given up or yielded

cede

to surrender

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