Danforth Groups 1-5 Vocabulary

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The vocabulary terms from Vocab Groups 1-5; these may not be the best or the most common definitions of these words, but these are the ones that Danforth told us in class.

Travesty

a ridiculous or absurd imitation

Terse

direct or to the point

Treatise

a long formal work

Subsidiary

a company owned by a larger company

Substantiate

to prove true, to verify, or to confirm

Impunity

freedom or exemption from punishment

Stint

a period of assosciation or employment

Stippling

an arrangement of dots

Tenuous

weak, insubstantial, or flimsy

Emaciated

sickly thin, extremely thin

Tenure

a period of assosciation

Stringent

harsh, rigid, or severe

Stupor

a state of surprise or awe

Subservient

submissive or inferior

Impasse

a deadlock or stalemate

Impeccable

perfect or flawless

Impecunious

poor or bankrupt

Translucent

clear or transparent

Therapeutic

healing or curing

Titular

honorary or symbolic

Teem

to overflow

Temporal

worldy or secular

Temporize

to update or modernize

Tenable

believable or defendable

Tortuous

twisting or winding

Transcend

to rise above or exceed

Transient

temporary, short-lived, or brief

Improvise

to make up off hand

Allegation

an unproved assertion

Tenet

a major or important belief

Commiserate

to express sympathy or sorrow

Allay

to calm or soothe or to make less severe

Ineffable

indescribable or unable to be put into words

Fetid

foul smelling or stinking

Iridescent

bright colored or shiny

Primordial

of the earliest ages

Apathetic

indifferent or unconcerned

Agglomeration

a mass, group, or cluster

Sequester

to seclude or isolate

Licentious

without moral restraint

Strident

a shrill or grating sound

Immutable

unable to be changed

Impalpable

abstract

Importune

to beg or plead

Impregnable

unconquerable, secure, and unyielding

Improvident

wasteful, reckless

Superficial

shallow, lacking depth, and lacking insight

Superfluous

unnecessary or not needed

Supernumerary

an extra of something

Supple

limber or compliant

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