vocabulary For college B Unit 5-8

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predispose

make susceptible

predilection

a strong liking, preference

advocate

speak, plead, or argue in favour of

corroborate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

vindicate

clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof

emulate

strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

venerate

regard with feelings of respect and reverence

extol

praise, glorify, or honor

adulation

praise or flattery that is excessive

repute

the state of being held in high esteem and honor

adjudge

declare to be

accredit

give credit for

testimonial

something that serves as evidence

auspices

kindly endorsement and guidance

abase

cause to feel shame

debase

corrupt, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

degrade

lower the grade of something

disparage

express a negative opinion of

deprecate

belittle

contemn

look down on with disdain

flout

treat with contemptuous disregard

discredit

the state of being held in low esteem

sully

charge falsely or with malicious intent

contumely

a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

revile

spread negative information about

scathing

bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm

accede

to agree or express agreement

acquiesce

to agree or express agreement, accept passively

ally

an associate who provides assistance

identify

recognize as being

unison

occurring together or simultaneously

complaisance

a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others, comply willingly

affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

crony

a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

consort

keep company with

tryst

a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)

connubial

of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband

appease

make peace with

wheedle

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

curry

give a neat appearance to

captivate

attract

importune

beg persistently and urgently

badger

persuade through constant efforts

goad

a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

browbeat

discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner

domineer

rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner

intimidate

make timid or fearful

subjugate

put down by force or intimidation

capitulate

surrender under agreed conditions

submission

A yielding to the power or authority of another.

deference

a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

obeisance

bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame

volition

the act of making a choice

duress

compulsory force or threat

perforce

by necessity

compulsory

required by rule

peremptory

putting an end to all debate or action

incendiary

capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily

convoke

call together

evoke

call to mind

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