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invincible

incapable of being overcome or subdued

provincial

limited in outlook to one's own small corner of the world

evince

to establish

conducive

Supportive; encouraging; helping to bring about

induce

to lead toward some action

deduce

to draw a conclusion from fact; to infer

protracted

extended in time; prolonged

intractable

stubborn; obstinate

retract

to draw back; withdraw

petulant

irritable or short tempered

impetuous

acting passionately and without forethought

impetus

that which drives one; momentum

compel

to force or strongly persuade; coerce

impulse

a sudden, involuntary urge to do something

expel

to send out or away

conjecture

A guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence

dejected

downcast or sad; depressed

abject

Lowly, miserable and wretched

emissary

an agent sent on a mission

dismissive

showing little regard; scornful

remiss

failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent

motive

cause for action

motif

A recurring theme, subject or idea

emote

to dramatically express emotions

pellere

(Latin) to push, to drive

jacere

(Latin) to throw, to cast

mittere

(Latin) send

movere

(Latin) to move

via

(Latin) road, way

viaduct

n. a bridge that carries a road or railroad over a valley

impervious

adj. Unable to be affected

deviate

v. to depart, especially from a path or plan

obviate

v. to make unnecessary; to avoid

ferre

(Latin) to carry, to bring

defer

v. (1) to put aside until later (2) to yield respectfully

deference

n. act or practice of yielding to another's authority

confer

v. 1 to discuss something with someone else; consult 2 to bestow

inference

n. a conclusion not directly provided by evidence, but able to be drawn from the facts at hand

proffer

v. to present, offer

proliferate

v. to increase greatly in number; multiply

portare

(Latin) to carry, to bring

comportment

n. manner in which one acts of behaves

purported

adj. claimed as true, but probably false

Ms. Graff

n. Best English teacher you've had this year.

fractious

tending to argue or cause discord

infraction

minor violation of a rule or law

infringe

to intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass

fractum

Latin: To Break

caedere

Latin: cut, kill

excise

to cut out of; remove

incisive

sharply cutting; direct and powerful

concise

brief and straightforward

tome

a large, serious book

temnein

Greek: to cut

epitome

the best or most typical example

dichotomy

two opposite parts of one whole

anatomy

the structure or parts, taken as a whole

pungere

Latin: to sting, pierce

compunction

feeling of regret or remorse

punctilious

paying strict attention to detail; extremely careful

pungent

stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell

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