CHAPTERS1-4 READING VOCABULARY!

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ABSOLVE

To find innocent or blameless

ADAMANT

Not giving in; Stubborn

Amiable

Good-natured; Friendly & pleasant

Amoral

Lacking a moral sense; without principles

Animosity

Bitter hostility

Antagonist

An opponent; one who opposes or competes

Eccentric

Differing from what is customary; odd

Encounter

A bried or an unexpected meeting

Epitome

A perfect or typical example of a general quality or type

Malign

To make evil and aften untrue statements about; speak evil of

Curt

Rudely brief when speaking to someone

Demoralize

To lower the spirits of; weaken the confidence or cheerfulness of

Dilemma

a situation requiring a difficult choice

Inclination

a tendency to think, act, or behave in a certain way

Irate

Very angry

Retort

to reply, especially, in a quick, sharp, or witty way

Sabotage

to deliberately destroy or damage

Subsequint

following, in order or time, next; later

Wary

Cautious; on one's guard

Zeal

Enthusiastic devotion; intense enthusiasm

Acclaim

great praise or applause; enthusiastic approval

Adjacent

Close; near (to something)

Elicit

To draw forth

Engross

To hold the full attention of; absorb

Escalate

To increase or intensify

Exploit

To use selfishly or unethically; take unfair afvantage of

Methodical

Orderly; systemetic

Obsolete

No longer in use or practice; out of date

Tangible

Able to be touched; having form and matter

Terminate

To stop; to bring to an end

Deterrent

Something that discourages or prevents a certain action

Implication

an idea that is communicated indirectly, through a suggestion or hint

Inequity

An injustice; unfairness; an instance of unjustice

Infirmity

a physical weakness or defect; ailment

Infringe

To intrude or trespass on; to go beyond the limits considered proper

Innovation

a new custom, method, or invention; something newly introduced

Revitalized

to renew the strength and energy of; restore to a cigorous, active condition

Sparse

distributed thinly; not thick or crowded

Subjective

based on personal opinions, feelings, and attitudes; not objective (BIAS)

Succinct

Expressed clearly in a few words; to the point; concise

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