Language Arts Chapter 1-8

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Invincible

Unable to be conquered

Provincial

Limited in knowledge of the world

Evince

To establish; to reflect the truth of

Conducive

Supportive; encouraging; helping to bring about

Induce

To lead towards some action

Deduce

To draw a conclusion from fact; to infer

Protracted

Extended in time; prolonged

Intractable

Stubborn;obstinate;hard to move forward

Retract

To draw back; withdraw

Petulant

Irritable or short-tempered

Impetuous

Acting passionately and without forethought

Impetus

That which drives one; momentum

Excise

To cut out of; remove

Incisive

Sharply cutting; direct and powerful

Concise

Brief and straightforward

Tome

A large and serious book

Epitome

The best or most typical example

Dichotomy

Two opposite parts of one whole

Anatomy

The structure or parts, taken as a whole

Compunction

Feeling of regret or remorse

Punctilious

Paying strict attention to detail; extremely careful

Pungent

Stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell

Compel

To force or strongly persuade

Impulse

A sudden, involuntary urge to do something

Expel

To send out or away

Conjecture

A guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence

Dejected

Downcast or said;depressed

Abject

Lowly, miserable and wretched

Emissary

An agent sent on a mission

Dismissive

Showing little regard;scornful

Remiss

Failing to fulfill one's duty, negligent

Motive

Cause for action

Motif

A recurring theme, subject or idea

Emote

To dramatically express emotions

Viaduct

A bridge that carried a road or railroad over a valley

Impervious

Unable to be affected

Deviate

To depart, especially from a path or plan

Obviate

To make unnecessary; to avoid

Defer

To out aside until later or to yield respectfully

Deference

Act or practice of yielding to another's authority

Confer

To discuss something with someone else, consult or to bestow

Inference

A conclusion not directly provided by evidence, but able to be drawn from the facts at hand

Proffer

To present or offer

Proliferate

To increase greatly in number, multiply

Comportment

Manner in which one acts or behaves

Purported

Claimed as true, but probably false

Envisage

To imagine, to conceive of

Visage

Face;facial expression

Apparition

An unreal figure; a ghost

Perspicacious

Wise;insightful;acutely intelligent

Retrospective

Looking backward over a period of time

Aspect

A part that can be considered or viewed

Introspective

Contemplating one's owns thoughts and feelings

Phenomenon

A fact or event which can be observed and/or documented

Diaphanous

Lightweight and transparent

Epiphany

A moment of great insight; revelation

Sycophant

A person who flatters; a yes-man

Adherent

A follower of a person or idea

Incoherent

Not able to be understood; nonsensical

Inherent

Existing as a natural part

Diffuse

Not concentrated or focused;wordy or to spread out or distribute

Effusive

Overflowing with words or feelings; gushing

Profuse

Plentiful;abundant

Resolute

Determines; steadfast

Dissolute

Devoted to sensual pleasure; lacking moral restraint

Insoluble

Impossible to solve or fix or unable to be dissolved

Diligent

Hard-working and careful

Recollect

To remember; to recall

Sacrilege

An act against a holy person or place

Proficient

Skilled at; highly knowledgeable of

Factotum

An assistant who does a variety of jobs

Facsimile

A copy or imitation

Facile

Too simplistic or easy

Expound

To explain or discuss in detail

Proponent

One who argues in favor of; supporter

Infrastructure

The basic framework of a building or a system

Construe

To interpret or analyze something in a particular way

Constructive

Having a positive effect; helpful

Destitute

Having no money; poor

Restitution

Payment for an injury; compensation

Stature

Level of achievement or authority;standing

Complacent

Satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved

Placebo

Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect

Placid

Calm; undisturbed

Gratuitous

Unnecessary or unwanted

Ingratiate

To gain another's favor by flattery or false friendliness

Ingrate

One who is not properly thankful

Docile

Easily taught;submissive to instruction

Indoctrinate

To teach a certain point of view to

Doctrine

That which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas

Temper

To decrease the strength of

Temperance

Restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food

Intemperate

Lacking moderation; severe or extreme

Fractious

Tending to argue or cause discord

Infraction

Minor violation of a rule or law

Infringe

To intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass

tortuous

not direct or straightforward

retort

to respond critically or sarcastically

extort

to wrongly to illegally force someone to comply with a demand

voluble

talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech

convoluted

having too many twists and turns, overly complicated

evolve

to unfold; to develop or change gradually

inflexible

too unchangeable in character or purpose

deflect

to cause to turn aside or away

inflection

change in pitch or tone of the voice

adverse

not helpful; harmful

revert

to fall back into an old condition

subvert

to undermine; to corrupt

decriminalize

to do away with legal penalties for

incriminate

to reveal guilt or make (someone) appear guilty

recrimination

an accusation made in reply; a countercharge

culpable

deserving blame

culprit

one responsible for a crime

mea culpa

statement uttered to show personal responsibilty for a wrong

onus

burden or obligation

onerous

unpleasent and burdensome

exonerate

to prove not guilty

approbation

praise or approval

reprobate

a dishonest or immoral person; a scoundrel

reprove

to scole or criticize

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