Chapter 7 Vocabulary Energizers Book I

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curtail

shorten, reduce, lessen

travesty

ridiculous imitation

scruple

doubt or uneasiness as to what is right or proper

havoc

great destruction or confusion

mentor

wise, trusted teacher or counselor

haggard

looking worn and tired

utopian

characteristic of an ideal society; visionary

mercurial

changeable; unpredictable; lively

diffident

lacking self-confidence; timid; unassertive

hypocrisy

pretending to be what one is not, especially to have feelings, beliefs or virtues that one does not have

monologue

long speech by one person

monogamy

marriage with only one person at a time

monotonous

tiresome because lacking variety; repetitiously dull

monotheism

doctrine or belief that there is only one G/d

monopoly

total control of a product or service; a company that has this total control; exclusive control or possession of anything

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