Vocab 7o-7r

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confines

limits or boundaries

refine

to make more pure or precise

finite

having an end or limit

disclose

to reveal; make known

seclude

to put in a private place

cloister

to shut away

terminal

causing or forming an end

interminable

seeming never to end

indeterminate

not clear; not fixed

preliminary

serving as preparation; introductory

subliminal

below the level of consciousness

administer

to give to; to apply

minister

to take care of; tend to

arbiter

one who decides or determines

arbitrate

to judge between two sides; to referee

arbitrary

chosen according to whim or personal preference; not backed up by reason

magisterial

commanding and dignified

magistrate

a minor civil official

archaic

dating back to a much earlier time; ancient

anarchy

lack of order or control

matriarch

female head of the family

admission

confession; entrance

submissive

tending to obey or yield

omission

the act of leaving out or neglecting

differentiate

to set apart; to distinguish

reference

to bring up; to mention

extol

to praise; glorify

detract

to take away

extract

to take out of; withdraw

suggestible

easily influenced; susceptible

exaggerated

overstated or overdone

ingest

to take into the body or mind

suspect

not able to be trusted; suspicious

conspicuous

standing out; unusual

respective

corresponding to each person or thing in a series

despicable

deserving of hatred or disgust

tutelage

instruction and guardianship

intuitive

understood without logic or rational knowledge

ocular

having to do with the eye

inoculate

to protect against disease, error, or harm

advisable

appropriate to do; sensible

revise

to make corrections to; edit or redo

evident

clearly visible; obvious

vista

a broad view; outlook

surgical

very precise; clear and accurate

energetic

active and lively

ergonomic

intended to decrease discomfort and maximize work

vigorous

done with power, force, or energy

invigorate

to fill with strength and energy

prodigal

wasting money or resources

agitate

to publicly demand; petition for; to move vigorously or violently; to upset

enact

to make legal or official

reactionary

strongly opposed to change; conservative

agile

able to move quickly and lightly

allege

to put forth as true; claim

deign

to lower oneself to do something; condescend

disdain

scorn

indignant

unworthy

appreciative

expressing or feeling thankfulness

depreciate

to lose value or worth

censure

to criticize; to blame

censor

to remove offensive material from

immense

huge; enormous

dimension

a side or level of something

commensurate

equal; corresponding

rivulet

a small stream of water

derivative

borrowing from something else; unoriginal

unrivaled

having no equal or competition

redundant

saying something more than once

abundant

in great number; plentiful

arid

having little moisture; very dry

cataclysmic

having a disastrous effect

torrid

intensely hot or burning

torrent

a heavy stream; a gush

deluge

a flood

dilute

to water down; to weaken

antediluvian

extremely old; ancient

desist

to stop doing something; cease

persistent

not giving up or stopping

subsist

to support life; to survive

preside

to be in charge; govern

residual

left over; remaining

dissident

one who disagrees or argues

subsidiary

one that serves or is secondary to another

insidious

spreading harmfully and secretly

assiduous

determined and constant

supersede

to make useless; to replace

sedentary

not very active; often in a seated position

fundamental

basic and important

founder

to completely fail

disperse

to cause to go in different directions; scatter

sparse

not plentiful; not dense

intersperse

to distribute between

aspersion

negative remark; slander

immerse

to completely cover with liquid

submerge

to push under the surface

emergent

just coming into being

refuse

something discarded; trash

fusion

joining or combination

terrorize

to repeatedly frighten

deter

to prevent; to discourage

horrific

causing extreme horror or disgust

abhor

to feel horror towards; hate

trepidation

state of fear or alarm

intrepid

bold; unafraid

formidable

difficult to overcome; intimidating

revere

to hold in awe; worship

irreverent

not showing proper respect

intimidate

to threaten with harm; to frighten

timorous

afraid of danger; timid

veteran

someone very experience in something; expert

inveterate

having done something for a long time; habitual

frequent

to visit often or repeatedly

infrequent

not occurring often

annals

a record of something; a history

annuity

payment received every year

annual

occurring every year

chronology

a history arranged by time

chronic

happening repeatedly or over a long period of time

contemporaneous

happening at or around the same time

contemporary

a person from the same time period

tempo

rhythm or beat

jurisprudence

study or science of law

jurisdiction

area of influence

perjure

to lie under oath

impunity

freedom from punishment

punitive

intended to punish; penalizing

subpoena

a legal document summoning someone to court

litigation

the process of a lawsuit

litigant

someone involved in a lawsuit

autonomous

self-governing; independent

nemesis

something causing pain or harm; enemy

syndicate

a gathering of people with a common interest

demented

out of one's mind; insane

mentality

state of mind

amnesty

pardon for offenses

mnemonic

aiding in memory

diagnosis

statement naming the cause of a condition

prognosis

expectation of the way something will turn out; prediction

notorious

famous in a negative way

connoisseur

one who is knowledgeable about a subject

reconnaissance

exploration to gain knowledge or information

ration

to divide and distribute evenly

rational

sound in mind; logical

insular

limited in knowledge or perspective

insulate

to protect from outside influence

idiosyncrasy

a peculiar quality; a quirk

idiom

speech or phrase specific to a particular language or group of people

enumerate

to list separately; to count off

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