Vocab Lessons 25-28

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cede

to yield; give up control over or surrender possession of by treaty

concede

to admit, often reluctantly, that something is true or right; acknowledge defeat; to yield or grant rights or privileges

deceased

no longer living; dead; a dead person

egress

path or opening for going out, an exit; act of coming or going; to go out

gradation

systematic progression; series of gradual changes; a passing, by almost imperceptible degrees from one tone or shade to another

gradient

rate of inclination; slope

predecessor

someone or something that comes before another

regress

to go back to a previous, often worse or less developed state; to revert

transgress

to go beyond a limit or boundary; break a law or code

unprecedented

not done or known before; without previous example

concurrent

happening at the same time, simultaneous

courier

messenger carrying information or important documents

cursory

done quickly and not thoroughly; hasty

discursive

moving from one topic to another without order, rambling; coming to a conclusion by reasoning, analytical

incur

to bring about something undesirable as a result of one's own actions

incursion

an aggressive attack or invasion of territory

precursor

something or someone that comes before another; a forerunner or predecessor

recourse

the act of turning to someone or something for help or security; someone or something that is turned to for help or security

recurrent

happening repeatedly; occurring over and over again

succor

assistance in a time of need, relief; to provide assistance in time of need

apathy

lack of feeling; lack of concern or interest

assent

to agree to something; agreement

empathy

an identification with and understanding of other people's feelings and situations

pathetic

arousing compassion or pity

pathology

scientific study of disease; signs of disease; an abnormal, usually negative, state

presentiment

a sense that something is about to occur

sensational

causing strong feelings of curiosity or interest by giving exaggerated or shocking details; wonderful or outstanding

sensibility

acute intellectual or emotional perception or feeling; awareness and responsiveness toward something, sensitivity; ability to feel or perceive

sententious

energetic and concise in expression, saying meaningful things precisely; prone to pompous moralizing or giving advice in a self-righteous way

sentient

capable or perceiving and feeling; conscious

ensue

occur as a consequence or result of something else; take place subsequently, follow

ephemeral

lasting for a very brief time; fleeting; transitory

harbinger

a person or thing that signals or foreshadows what is to come; to signal the approach of, warn

imminent

about to occur; impending

interim

period of time between two events; temporary, not final

interminable

being or seeming to be without end; endless; tiresomely long

perennial

enduring, recurring or long-lasting; plant that grows each year

precipitate

cause to happen suddenly; throw forcefully downward; sudden and unexpected

provisional

serving only for the time being, temporary

retrospective

looking back on, contemplating, or directed to the past; an exhibit or a performance of works produced by an artist over a considerable time period

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