Vocab Week 8

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supersede (v)

to take the place or position of; especially to displace as inferior or antiquated

chimera (n)

capitalized: a fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail; an illusion or fabrication of the mind, especially an unrealizable dream

eradicate (v)

to do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots

alleviate (v)

to make (as suffering) more bearable; to partially remove or correct

fauna (n)

animal life, especially the animals characteristic of a region, period, or special environment

propensity (n)

an often intense natural inclination or preference; a tendency

acrimonious (adj)

strong resentment, especially in feeling, language, or manner

alacrity (n)

promptness in response, cheerful readiness, eagerness

flag (v)

to signal with or as if with a flag; especially to signal to stop [often used with "down"]

expiation (n)

the act of making atonement

heed (v)

to pay attention; to listen and consider

incongruous (adj)

not harmonious; not conforming; inconsistent

usurp (v)

to seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force or without legal authority

irascible (adj)

marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger

hullabaloo (n)

great noise or excitement; uproar

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