English vocab (ch. 12-17)

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acquired

obtained possession of something

altercation

an angry dispute; quarrel

compensation

something given to make up for something else

contemptuously

showing contempt; scornfully

ecclesiastical

having to do with the church or the clergy

formidable

hard to overcome or deal with

inconsistent

not consistent; not in agreement

permanence

being permanent; lasting

prerogative

a right or privilege

qualms

sudden, disturbing feelings of uneasiness

edification

intellectual, spiritual, or moral improvement

inaudible

not audible; cannot be heard

indulged

gave in to one's pleasures; had what one wanted

obscure

not clearly expressed; hard to understand

peculiarities

strange or unusual qualities

penitentiary

a prison for criminals

perish

to be destroyed; die

placid

pleasantly calm or peaceful; quiet

quarrel

an angry dispute or disagreement

resignation

the act of resigning, withdrawing

acrimonious

bitter, stinging, or caustic in nature or speech

corroborating

making more certain; double-checking; conspiring

countenance

appearance; face

frank

direct and unreserved in speech

grudge

a feeling or resentment or ill-will

lurched

staggered; stumbled

profane

hold contempt for, usually towards God or sacred principles

scrutiny

a thorough searching; a close examination or inquiry

subpoena

a summons for witnesses or evidence before a court

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