Unit 3: Lessons 9-12

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chronological

according to the sequence in which things happen.

counterfeit

made to resemble something genuine in order to defraud.

dynasty

a succession, lasting several generations, of rules from the same family or group.

nomadic

pertaining to, or resembling a nomad; wandering hopelessly.

notable

receiving or deserving notice; exceptional; striking.

oration

a formal, usually long speech, especially one given on an important occasion.

orthodox

of, concerning of, or following that which is customary, generally approved, or conventional.

plague

any disaster that affects a large population, especially a disease epidemic or the sudden influx of harmful insects.

ratify

to validate, to confirm, or establish (something) to giving formal approval or consent.

turmoil

a state of great agitation, disturbance, or confused excitement; commotion; tumult.

unscathed

not hurt or harmed; completely uninjured.

verify

to confirm the truth or accuracy; substantiate; confirm.

bystander

someone who is present at an occurrence only by chance or does not take part in it.

countenance

facial expression or general appearance.

flourish

to grow and thrive; to do well; prosper.

fluster

to cause to be or to become nervous, confused, or agitated.

heartrending

causing or expressing deep sorrow or anguish.

incentive

something that motivates one to work or act.

melancholy

a sad, gloomy, or depressed state or quality.

potential

capable or coming into existence; possible; latent.

proficient

adept or skilled, usually as a result of a study or practice.

prominent

clearly noticeable; obvious; conspicuous.

reluctant

unenthusiastic or unwilling; disinclined.

revere

to respect or cherish with awe; venerate; honor.

adjacent

near or next to; adjoining.

canvas

heavy, tightly woven cloth, usually flax, hemp, or cotton, used to make sails, tents, and protective coverings.

customary

to done or practiced according to custom or tradition rather than by law; usual.

dishearten

to depress or destroy the hope or confidence of; discourage; dispirit.

downright

absolute; forthright; straightforward.

hospitable

friendly, warm, and generous, especially in welcoming, feeding, and lodging guests.

indispensable

absolutely necessary; essential.

inflammable

capable of catching fire and burning, or easy to set aflame; flammable; easily aroused or excited.

mutual

felt, experienced, or possessed equally by each for the other or others, as among two or more peers.

reinforce

to fortify or make more effective; strengthen.

surplus

the quantity that exceeds what is needed or required; an extra amount.

transparent

permitting the passage of light and a clear view of objects on the other side.

agitation

the act or process of disturbing or stirring up.

alliance

a union of interested parties such as individuals, families, political entities, or organizations.

culminate

to arrive at a climax or conclusion (usually followed by in).

entreat

to beg (someone) for something, or to do something.

germinate

to start or cause to start a process of growth or development; sprout.

inflict

to strike or cause to be struck by, a physical assault; to impose (something unpleasant).

insinuate

to suggest (something offensive) subtly and indirectly.

literate

able to read and write.

procure

to get or get hold by effort; obtain.

truce

an agreement establishing a stopping of hostilities; peace treat.

vindictive

desirous of revenge; vengeful.

virtual

having the essence or effect but not the appearance or form of.

erupt

break through

propel

to drive or move forward

detain

to hold or keep a person in custody.

contagious

to spread through touch.

venue

to come together to watch or experience something.

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