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Lessons 13 and 14 Vocabulary

banal

-unoriginal and commonplace; trite

camouflage

-concealment by disguise or by coloring that matches the surrounding environment
-to hide by disguising or by blending in with the surrounding environment

emulate

-to strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation
-to approach or achieve equality with; to compete with successfully

mimicry

-imitation or copying, especially of expression and gesture

platitude

-an overused, dull, and unoriginal remark or statement, especially one delivered as if it were original or significant

prototype

-an original type, form, or instance that serves as a basis or standard for those that follow; a test or trial model
-an early typical example

redundant

-extra; exceeding what is necessary
-repetitive or needlessly wordy in expression

rendition; render

-an interpretation or performance of a musical or dramatic piece

-to represent in verbal form or in a drawing or painting

sham

-something false or empty that is presented as genuine; a fake
-not genuine; fake
-to put on a false appearance of; to feign

simulation

-an imitation, a representation, or reproduction of a situation or an experience

adverse

-opposing; contrary to one's interests; harmful or unfavorable

averse

-referring to a feeling of avoidance and dislike

ingenious

-marked by inventive skill and imagination; extremely clever

ingenuous

-unable to deceive; openly straightforward

persecute

-to continuously mistreat or be cruel to someone; to annoy persistently

prosecute

-to bring action against, in a court of law
-to continue an activity until it is completed

quorum

-the minimum number of people who must be present to make a decision

quota

-the amount of goods assigned to a person; an allotment
-a number or percentage, especially of people, that represents an upper limit or a required minimum

respectfully

-with regard and esteem; politely

respectively

-referring to things or people in the order given

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