Vocab 1 (english 3)

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ameliorate

To make better; to improve

conserve

(v.) to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save

detriment

injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage

exotic

introduced from another country; foreign

folly

lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking

formerly

in an earlier period; previously

harmony

peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquility; concord

ignore

refuse to take notice of; disregard

impediment

something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle

indolent

disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle; lethargic

intact

untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured

invalid (abj)

not binding in law; having no force or effect; void; nugatory

invalidate

abolish; annul

invalid (n)

sickly or disabled person

noncarcinogenic

not producing, or tending to produce, cancer

parsimonious

unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted

raze

destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level

reticent

inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative; reserved

reticence

restraint in communicating

retire

withdraw from active duty or business

retort

quick, witty, or sharp reply; answer

subvert

overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine

tractable

easily led, taught, or controlled; yielding; docile; amenable

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