Vocabulary Workshop Level f Unit 8

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Acrimonious

stinging, bitter in temper or tone

bovine

resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

consternation

dismay, confusion

corpulent

fat; having a large, bulky belly

disavow

to deny responsibility for or connection with

dispassionate

impartial; calm, free from emotion

dissension

disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

dissipate

to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in persuit of pleasure

expurgate

to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

gauntlet

an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

hypothetical

based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

ignoble

mean, low, base

impugn

to call into question; to attack as false

intemperate

immoderate, lacking self-control; inclement

odium

hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

perfidy

faithlessness, treachery

relegate

to placein a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish

squeamish

inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

subservient

subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end

susceptible

open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

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