vocab terms 092109

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abrasive

rough, capable of polishing and cleaning by grinding and rubbing

bilk

to defraud; to cheat

covert

secret, concealed

engender

to produce, cause, or give rise to

hangar

storage, a shed or shelter

knotty

involved, intricate, difficult

nuance

a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning

tangent

touching, immediate physical contact

abasement

to reduce or lower

harangue

a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack

nullify

to make it unimportant; render or declare legally void or inoperative

replete

full, abundantly supplied or provided

tangible

capable of being touched, real, actual

abrogate

to abolish by formal means, annul by an authoritative act

blasphemy

impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things

credible

able to be believed

enigma

a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation

harbinger

indicator, a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another

labyrinthine

complicated, pertaining to, resembling to maze

plaudit

strong praise; an enthusiastic expression or approval

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