Vocab E 7 and 8

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acquisitive

Eagerly seeking to obtain things, wealth, or info

inquisition

A prolonged inquiry or questioning, especially a harsh investigation on religions or political issues

querulous

Complaining, irritable, peevish

dynamo

electric generator, or extremely forceful/energetic, hardworking

dynasty

A succession of rulers from the same family group or line

demise

death, or the end of existence or operation of something

emissary

a person sent on a special mission

premise

a proposition offered as a basis for argument

meretricious

Attention-getting in a vulgar way, tawdry or tacky, OR insincere

meritorious

praiseworthy, deserving reward or esteem

importune

to make repeated and insistent demand or request

opportunist

a person taking advantage of any chance to achieve an end in a forceful or self-serving way

presumption

arrogance, unbecoming boldness OR grounds for belief

subsume

to place in a larger category or under a general heading

sumptuary

pertaining to or regulating expenditure often for religious or moral reason, usually relating to clothing or food

acerbic

sour or bitter in taste OR harsh or sharp in speech, manner or temper

acrid

bitterly pungent or harsh in taste or smell; sharply stinging

exacerbate

to increase the severity of something, to intensify irritation or violence

acrimony

bitter, sharp animosity, especially in behavior or speech

acumen

keenness of insight and discernment, sagacity

acute

very discerning, quickly alert to impressions OR severe, intense

peremptory

urgently commanding, officious or arrogantly dictatorial OR not allowing contradiction or further disagreement

preempt

to take precedence over someone or something arranged or in place, to seize priority

redemption

deliverance from sin, atonement for guilt OR retrieval, reclamation, reformation

technocracy

government or social systems that put technological theories into practice

plutocrat

a member of a governing wealthy class or a person whose wealth grants political influence

pecuniary

relating to money or necessary payment of

impercunious

lacking money, penniless

comportment

behavior, demeanor, mode of bearing or movement

purport

to claim, to profess, to appear to be

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