english final vocab ch5-8

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contemporary

n. A person living during the same period as another adj. Existing or occurring at the same time

cynical

adj. Doubtful of the sincerity of others' motives, skeptical

impediment

n. Anything that gets in the way; an obstacle

impoverish

v.1. To make poor 2. To take away

indolent

adj. Indulging ease; avoiding exertion; lazy

venerate

v. To show great respect for

voracious

adj.1. Ravenous; desiring and eating a large amount of food 2. greatly eager

wane

v. To get smaller, dimmer, or weaker; to near an end

embody

v.1. To put an idea into a form that can be seen 2. To make part of a system; incorporate

proponent

n. Someone who proposes or supports an idea; an advocate

rudimentary

adj.1. not yet fully developed 2. elementary

sojourn

n. A visit or temporary stay v. To stay for a while

vociferous

adj. Making one's feelings known in a loud way

censure

v. To blame or find fault with n. A severe criticism or harsh judgement

deem

v. To consider; to believe

divulge

v. To make known something secret; to reveal

moribund

adj. Close to death; in a dying state

motif

n.1. A theme or idea in a work of art or literature that is developed or repeated 2. A figure or design repeated in the decoration of something, such as building or textile

subsidize

v. To support by giving financial aid

voluble

adj. Characterized by a ready flow of words, talkative

adroit

adj. Clever at dealing with difficult situations; adept; skillful

affront

v. To insult or to offend deliberately n. A deliberate insult or offensive act

avocation

n. An activity pursued for pleasure; a hobby

erudite

adj. Having or demonstrating extensive knowledge; learned

lapse

v.1. To fall or slip from a certain level of conduct or accomplishment. 2. To come to an end; to expire

militant

adj. Ready to fight, especially for a cause n. One who is ready to fight for a cause

pariah

n. A social outcast

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