Vocab Units 7-8- DEFINITIONS

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40 terms · Vocab units 7-8; Definitions ONLY.

adieu

farewell

advent

an arrival; a coming into place or view

apex

the highest point; tip

assimilate

to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully

bogus

false, counterfeit

exorbitant

unreasonably high; excessive

interim

the time between; temporary, coming between two points in time

inundate

to flood; overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size

malign

to speak of evil of, slander; evil

meander

to wander about, wind about, a sharp turn or twist

metropolis

a large city; the chief city of an area

momentous

very important

obstreperous

noisy; unruly; disorderly

pensive

thoughtful; melancholy

perilous

dangerous

shoddy

of poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship

sprightly

lively, full of life; spicy, flavorful

surly

angry and bad-tempered; rude

tirade

a long, angry speech, usually very critical

vagrant

an idle wanderer, tramp, wandering aimlessly

assurance

a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence

asylum

an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety

console

to comfort; the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device

dilate

to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon

dross

refuse, waste products

dwindle

to lessen, diminish

flippant

lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy

immunity

resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation

institute

to establish, set up; an organization for the promotion of learning

liability

a debt; something disadvantageous

preposterous

ridiculous, senseless

pugnacious

quarrelsome, fond of fighting

rabid

furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies

realm

a kingdom; a region or field of study

rejuvenate

to make young again; to make life new

remunerate

to reward, pay, reimburse

sparse

meager, scant; scattered

sterling

genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness

venture

a risky or daring undertaking; to epose to danger; to dare

warp

to twist out of shape; an abnormality

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