9th grade vocabulary quiz #17

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maverick

an independent person

esoteric

known or understood only by a select few

undermine

to weaken gradually; to injure or destroy secretly or underhandedly; to dig beneath or wear away from under

alleviate

to relieve; to lessen or make more bearable (pain, evil, suffering)

bacchanal, bacchanalia

wild, drunken party

hedonist

one who lives only for pleasure

nihilist

one who rejects all moral, traditional, and religious values, practices, and institutions

somnolent

sleepy, drowsy; causing sleep

diatribe

violent, angry, bitter attack in words

tribulation

great suffering, misery, or distress

avert

to turn away; pervert

divert

to turn aside from a purpose, course, path; distract; amuse

subvert

to overthrow (something established); to undermine

revert

to return to a former condition

vertigo

dizziness

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