Classical Roots E: Chapters 15 and 16

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censorious

adj. faultfinding; severely critical

censure

tr.v. to criticize harshly

legate

n. a representative sent on a special mission especially one representing the pope

allege

tr.v. to claim that something is true without necessarily having proof; to advance as an argument or excuse

relegate

tr.v. to banish to a place of exile; to dismiss to an obscure or inferior position

punitive

adj. inflicting or intending punishment

impunity

n. exemption from punishment or penalty, as a result or a particular act

subpoena

n. a legal requirement that someone or something appear in court to give or be evidence

probity

n. impeccable integrity; uprightness

approbation

n. praise; commendation; official approval

reprobate

n. a morally decadent person

reproof

n. an expression of criticism for a fault or misdeed; a scolding

vindicate

tr.v. to clear from blame; to exonerate; to prove to be valid

vindictive

adj. revengeful; unforgiving

vendetta

n. a bitter feud, especially one perpetuated by acts of revenge, often between successive generations of two families or clans

arbitrary

adj. based on a subjective whim or random choice

arbitrate

tr.v. to judge or decide in the manner of an umpire or person granted power to make a decision

hortatory

adj. marked by a strong urging to take some action

exhort

tr.v. to urge, advise, or admonish vigorously

judicious

adj. showing good judgment; sensible

adjudicate

tr.v. to settle a case by legal means; to act as a judge

abjure

tr.v. to renounce formally; to recant

adjure

tr.v. to command or urge solemnly

conjure

tr.v. to cause to happen as if by magic; to produce as if from nothing; to stimulate the imagination
intr. v. to practice legerdemain; to summon a spirit by magic spell

perjury

n. the intentional giving of false evidence or breaking of an oath, especially in a court of law

rogue

n. a malicious, unprincipled person; a mountebank
adj. something that separates itself from the community or the normal standard, often with harmful results, used especially with natural phenomena; a renegade

abrogate

tr.v. to abolish or repeal, especailly a law

arrogate

tr.v. to take or claim without permission or authority

prerogative

n. a right or privilege belonging to a particular person, office, or group

surrogate

n. a substitute

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