Lesson 12, Book 7

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abduct

v. To carry away by force; to kidnap (abduction) n. The act of abducting.

abode

n. The place where one lives; home.

abyss

n. 1. A deep opening in the earth. 2. Anything too deep to measure.

arbitrate

v. To settle a disagreement between two parties by having a third party make a decision after hearing both sides. (arbitration) n. The act of arbitrating.

attribute

n. A quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something.

capricious

adj. Likely to change quickly for no obvious reason.

compromise

v. 1. To settle a disagreement by having each side give up something. 2. To expose to the possibility of critism or shame. n. A settlement reached by each side giving up something.

devout

adj. 1. Very religious. 2. Sincere.

distraught

adj. Deeply disturbed; very troubled.

enlighten

v. To inform or instruct; to give knowledge or truth to. (enlightened) adj. Free from ignorance or prejudice.

incline

v. 1. To slope or lean. 2. To be likely to; to have a fondness for. 3. To bend or bow (the head). n. A sloping surface.

intervene

v. To enter in order to help or settle something. (intervention) n. The act of intervening.

necessity

n. 1. Anything that cannot be done without or that is greatly needed. 2. The condition of being needed.

orbit

n. The path taken by an object around a heavenly body such as a star, planet, or moon. v. To put or to be in orbit.

sacred

adj. 1. Holy; having to do with religion. 2. Worthy of being given the greatest honor or respect.

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