Vocabulary Unit 7 Flashcards

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25 terms · 20 words covered: authorize, culprit, dawdle, dissect, expend, fatality, gullible, illicit, immerse, inflammatory, memorandum, pathetic, persevere, prevaricate, quash, relish, reminisce, scour, tribute, writhe 5 Bonus Words: disdain, exol, melee, pittance, revere

authorize

to approve or permit, to give power to

culprit

a person who has commit a crime.

dawdle

to waste time ; to be idea ; to take too long to do something

dissect

to cut apart in preparation for scientific study.

expend

to pay out, to use up ; to spend

fatality

an event resulting in death ; an accidental death

gullible

easily fooled, tricked or cheated.

illicit

not permitted, unlawful, improper

immerse

to plunge or dip into a fluid ; to involve deeply

inflammatory

causing excitement or anger ; leading to violence or disorder

memorandum

a note to aid one's memory ; an informal note or report

pathetic

marked by strong emotion ; especially pity or sorrow ; woefully inadequate.

persevere

to keep doing something in spite of difficulties ; to refuse to quit.

prevaricate

to lie, to tell an untruth ; to mislead

quash

to crush ; put down completely.

relish

enjoyment or satisfaction ; something that adds a pleasing flavor.

reminisce

to recall one's past thoughts, feelings or experiences.

scour

to clean or polish ; to move about quickly in search of ; to examine with great care

tribute

something done or given to show thanks or respect ; a payment

writhe

to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle.

Disdain

A feeling of contempt for anything considered beneath oneself; scorn

Extol

To praise very highly

Melee

A confused fight among a number of people

Pittance

A very small amount of money

Revere

To respect highly; to honor

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