Vocabulary Lessons 7-11

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calamity

(n) tragedy

comprehensive

(adj) complete/all or everything

conventional

(adj) traditional

flagrant

(adj) purposely done to harm

fluctuate

(v) be unsteady; rise or fall

persevere

(v) keep trying/don't give up

ponder

(v) to think

rehabilitate

(v) restore to health

turmoil

(n) state of confusion, disturbance, or uncertainty

venture

(v) journey to unknown place

attest

(v) to bear witness; certify

attribute

(n) a quality of a person

discern

(v) to distinguish

dispatch

(v) to send off or away

enhance

(v) to improve

enigma

(n) mystery/puzzle

exemplify

(v) be a strong example

mobile

(adj) movable

nocturnal

(adj) at night

orient

(v) to locate

concurrent

(adj) occurring simultaneously

confiscate

(v) to take away

constitute

(v) to make up or create

decipher

(v) to figure out

default

(v) to fail to meet an obligation

hypothetical

(adj) possible situations

nominal

(adj) a small amount

predominant

(adj) main or most

prerequisite

(adj) required

recession

(n) economic setback

degenerate

(v) deteriorate

implausible

(adj) not likely

incoherent

(adj) unclear

intercede

(v) to intervene

intricate

(adj) very complicated or detailed

sanctuary

(n) a place of refuge or safety

scrutiny

(n) critical examination

sinister

(adj) harmful or evil

suffice

(v) be enough; adequate

vulnerable

(adj) susceptible to harm

blatant

(adj) obvious

blight

(n) harmful

contrive

(v) devise

garble

(adj) mixed up

gaunt

(adj) very skinny (anorexic)

gloat

(v) boast

immaculate

(adj) very clean/close to perfection

plagiarism

(n) copy another's work without consent

qualm

(n) guilty concern

retaliation

(n) revenge

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