Vocabulary for the College Bound (CH 2-3)

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Abhorrent

(followed by to) in conflict; utterly oppossed; loathsome; repugnant; odious; abominable

Abhor

utterly detest; loathe; hate

Admonish

reprove gently but seriously; warn of a fault; caution

Admonition

gentle warning; friendly reproof

Ambrosial

extremely pleasing to taste or smell; delicious; like ambrosia (the food of the gods); heavenly

Confine

shut up; imprison; keep in narrow, cramped quarters

Confinement

imprisonment

Decade

period of ten years

Detonate

explode with a suddenness and violence; cause (something) to explode

Detonation

explosion

Ephemeral

lasting one day only; fleeting; transitory; short-lived; transient

Gullible

easily decieved or cheated; credulous

Gull

decieve; cheat

Haggle

dispute or argue over a price in a petty way; bargin; wrangle

Immerse

plunge or place into a liquid; dip; duck -- engross; absorb

Immersion

state of beig deeply engrossed; absorption

Insomnia

inabilty to sleep; abnormal wakefullness; sleeplessness

Insomniac

person suffering from insomnia

Lapse

slip; error; accidental mistake; trivial fault -- interval

Lapse

cease being in force; become invalid

Probe

critical inquiry into suspected illegal activity; invetigation

Prober

investigator

Render

hand down officially; deliver (as a verdict); give

Rendering

presentation; interpretation

Repast

food for one occasion of eating; meal

Replenish

bring back to condition of being full; refill

Score

group or set of twenty; twenty

Snub

act or instance of snubbing (treating with contempt); rebuff; slight; insult

Snub

treat with disdain or contempt; slight

Suture

strand or fiber used to sew the parts of the living body; also, stitch mae wth such material

Unwittingly

unintentionally; by accident; inadvertently; unknowingly

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