11 CP Vocab Lessons 21-22

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vogue

style; fashion; popularity

faction

a group of people within a larger group, usually causing conflict or disagreement; a selfish or quarrelsome group

assay

an analysis to determine composition; to assess or put to a test; to attempt or try

taint

a trace of something bad or harmful, or of contamination or infection; to infect, corrupt, poison; to spoil; to besmear; to stain

diverge

to move or extend in different directions from a common point; to differ in opinion

inherent

inborn, basic, native

fiord

a long, narrow inlet of the sea, with steep cliffs rising alongside

unremitting

never stopping or slackening; unceasing; constant

augment

to increase to make greater; to enlarge

subside

to sink or fall to a lower level; to become less active; to wane

abstain

to choose to do without

entomology

the branch of zoology that deals with insects

tepid

slightly warm; lukewarm; lacking warmth of feeling or enthusiasm

prototype

an original model on which subsequent forms are based; a standard example

credence

belief; acceptance as valid or true

omnivorous

eating every kind of food, both animal and vegetable; eagerly taking in everything

idyll

a short description of peaceful country life; a scene suitable for such work

catharsis

a purging; a purifying by ridding of emotions, especially through the experience of art

dissipate

to spread in every direction; to scatter; to waste

entity

a being; something with independent existence, either in actuality or in one's mind; a discrete unit

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