T&B(day 1) - reading vocab

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hardy

bold, audacious

jingoistic

extreme chauvinism or nationalism

dogmatic

expression of opinions very strongly

polemical

controversial, disputatious

surmise

guesswork, conjecture

missives

epistle, letter

absolved

set free, exculpate, exonerate

perpetuate

eternalize, immortalize

arrest

check, seize, capture

enshrine

preserve or cherish as sacred

vindication

set free

contingency

possibility

reprimand

reprove, censure, criticize

subvert

overturn, overthrow, ruin

belabor

explain or insist on excessively

retraction

draw back, withdraw, disavow

miniscule

very small

salutary

remedial, curative, healthful

laud

praise

resuscitate

revitalize, revive

flout

scorn, scoff

relinquish

give up, abdicate, abjure

cleaving to

to adhere firmly or closely, stick

eschew

shun, escape from

indelible

irremovable, un-washable

ineffable

incapable of being expressed; indescribable

inscrutable

not readily interpreted or understood

dismantle

take to pieces, destroy

upstart

one that has risen suddenly; parvenu

undercut

to undermine or destroy

exude

to ooze out, spread out in all directions

piecemeal

one piece at a time, gradually

meteoric

sudden, speedy brilliance

transitory

wandering, nomadic, moving

mercurial

capricious, fickle, moody

holistic

relating to wholes or complete systems

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