Freshman Vocab Unit 1 - Lesson 15 &16

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Freshman Vocab Unit 1 - Lesson 15 and 16

droll

whimsical; off beat

machination

scheme; consipiracy

cenotaph

a monument honoring a person buried elsewhere

officious

interfering; meddlesome

vitiate

invalidate; corrupt

altruistic

humanitarian; unselfish

tsunami

A giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide

inveterate

habitual; inured

venial

pardonable

attrition

abrasion: wearing away

caldron

large kettle

dissipate

squander; dispel

myriad

a great numbers; as stars in the sky

gambit

Ploy; ruse

tyro

beginner; novice

accolade

an award; citation

maelstrom

whirlpool; uproar

supplicate

to beg; to implore

deprecate

disapprove; belittle

attenuate

make slender; adulterate

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