Units 6-8

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Melancholy

gloomy; sad

Persecution

the act or practice of oppressing or harassing with ill-treatment, especially because of race, religion, gender, or beliefs.

Avarice

immoderate desire for wealth; greed

Ostentation

display meant to impress others; boastful showiness

Nonconformist

one who does not follow generally accepted beliefs, customs, or practices

Exhilaration

a feeling of high spirits or lively joy.

Decorum

good taste in conduct or appearance

Deliberately

in an unhurried and thoughtful manner

Perturbation

disturbances of the emotions; agitation; uneasiness

Speculating

engaging in risky business transactions on the chance of a quick or considerable profit.

abhorrence

The act of detesting extremely.

abscond

To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.

absolution

Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.

accede

To agree

acumen

Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.

affluence

A profuse or abundant supply of riches.

altruism

Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.

annihilate

To destroy absolutely.

astringent

Harsh in disposition or character.

astute

Keen in discernment.

Paradigm

an outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype

Parameter

an arbitrary constant whose value characterizes a member of a system

Plagiarize

to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own

Recapitulate

to restate briefly

reciprocal

shared, felt, or shown by both sides

Reparation

the act of making amends, offering expiation, or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury

suffragist

one who advocates for the extension of voting rights

subjugate

to make submissive

supercilious

coolly and patronizingly haughty

tempestuous

turbulent; stormy

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