PreAP Vocabulary Lesson 5

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microbe

n. An organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease.

microcosm

n. A miniature world; something that resembles something else on a very small scale.

miniscule

adj. extremely small.

minutia

n. a small or trivial place.

attenuate

v. To make slender or small.

attenuate

To weaken; to reduce in force or value.

satiate

v. To satisfy and appetite fully; to gratify to excess.

comply

v. To do as one is asked or ordered.

implement

n. A tool or utensil.

tenuous

adj. thin in form.

tenuous

Flimsy; having little substance or validity.

replete

adj. well-stocked or abundantly supplied.

replete

completely filled; utterly satisfied.

expletive

n. and exclamation or oath, often obscene.

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