Chapters 5.17-5.21 Vocabulary for College Bound Students

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Immortal

1. not subject to death
2. not subject to oblivion; imperishable

Immortality

1. Eternal life
2. Lasting frame

Moribund

Dying; near death

Mortal

1. destined to die
2. human
3. causing death; fatal, as a mortal blow

Mortality

1. death rate
2. mortal nature

Mortician

Undertaker

Mortification

shame; humiliation; embarrassment

Mortify

Embarrass; shame; humiliate;

Mortuary

Funeral

Rigor Mortis

stiffness of the body that sets in several hours after death, "stiffness of death"

Corporal

bodily, as corporal punishment

Corporation

body authorized by law to carry on an activity with the rights and duties of a single person

Corps

1. organized body of persons
2.branch of the military, as the Marine Corps

Corpse

Dead body

Corpulent

bulky; obese; very fay

Corpus

general collection or body of writings, laws, etc.

Corpuscle

1. blood cell
2. Minute particle

Corpus Delicti

1. Facts proving that a crime has been committed
2. body of the victim in a murder

Espirit de Corps

Spirit of a body of persons; group spirit

Habeas Corpus

1. write requiring a detained person to be brought before a court to investigate the legality of that person's detention
2. right of a citizen to secure court protection against illegal imprisonment

Incorporate

combine so as to from one body

Aqueduct

artificial channel for conduction water over a distance

Conducive

tending to lead to; contribute; helpful

Conduct

Lead; guide; escort

Deduction

1. taking away; subtraction
2. reasoning from the general to the particular

Duct

tube or channel for conducting a liquid, air, etc.

Ductile

1. able to be drawn out or hammered thing
2. easily led; docile

Induce

lead on; move by persuasion

Induct

admit ("lead in") as a member; initiate

Induction

1. Ceremony by which one is made a member; initiation
2. Reasoning from the particular to the general

Seduction

enticement; leading astray into wrongdoing

Traduce

malign; slander; vilify; calumniate

Viaduct

bridge for conduction a road or railroad over a valley, river, etc.

Consecutive

following in regular order; successive

Consequence

1. that which follows logically; result
2. importance, as a person of consequence

Execute

1. follow through to completion; carry out
2. put to death

Inconsequential

of no consequence; trivial; unimportant

Prosecute

1. follow to the end or until finished
2. conduct legal proceedings against; sue

Sequel

something that follows; continuation; consequence; outcome

Sequence

the following of one thing after another; succession; orderly series

Sequential

arranged in a sequence; serial

Concur

1. agree; be of the same opinion
2. happen together; coincide

Concurrent

running together; occuring at the same time

Current

1. running or flowing
2. now in progress, prevailing

Curriculum

course of study in a school or college

Cursive

running or flowing

Cursory

running over hastily; superficially done, as a cursory glance

Discursive

wandering from one topic to another; rambling; digressive

Excursion

going out or forth; expedition

Incur

1. meet with something undesirable
2. bring upon oneself

Incursion

1. a rushing into
2. hostile invasion; raid

Precursor

forerunner; predecessor

Recur

happen again

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