Chapter 2 Group 1 Vocab

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ameliorate (v.)

become better; make better; improve, enhance

amelioration (n.)

improvement

conserve (v)

keep from waste, loss, or decay; save

conservation (n)

preservation from loss; injury, or waste

conservationist (n)

one who advocates the conservation of natrual resources

detriment (n)

injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage

detrimental (adj)

harmful; damaging

exotic (adj)

introduced from another country; foreign- strikingly unusual.

folly (n)

lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking

formerly (adv)

in an earlier period; previously

former (adj)

preceeding; previous

harmony (n)

peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquillity; concord

harmonious (adj)

friendly; amicable

ignore (v)

refuse to take notice of ;disregard

ignoramus (n)

ignorant; stupid person; dunce; dolt; dullard; nincompoop

impediment (n)

something that hinders or obstructs; hinderance; obstacle

impede (v)

interfere with or slow the progress of; hinder; obstruct

indolent (adj)

deisposed to avoid extertion; lazy; idle; lethargic

indolence (n)

idleness; laziness

intact (adj)

untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured

invalid (adj)

not binding in law; having no force or effect; void; nugatory

invalidate (v)

abolish; annul

invalid (n)

sickly or disabled person

noncarcinogenic (adj)

not producing, or tending to produce, cancer

parsimonious (adj)

unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted

raze (v)

destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish level

reticent (n)

inclined to be silent or secrative; uncommunitive; reserved

reticence (n)

restraint in communicating.

retire (v)

withdraw from active duty- go to bed

retort (v)

answer; reply sharply or angrily

retort (n)

quick, witty, or sharp reply; answer

subvert (v)

overturn or overthrow from the foundation ;undermine

subversion (n)

sabatoge; undermining

tractable (adj)

easily led, taught, or controlled; yeilding; docile; amenable

tractability (n)

obediance

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