Vocabulary quiz 11/4 lesson 27

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abyss

bottomles hole, a vast expanse or depth

acrid

caustic, bitter, harsh

acuity

sharpness of perception

baleful

destructive, deadly

cataclysm

event or situation that causes a momentous change

catharsis

purification or purging of emotions that brings about spiritual renewal

dogma

system of beliefs or principles

edifice

very large building

enumerate

to count one by one

grate

to cause irritation

inertia

resistance to motion or action

inordinate

excessive, excedding reasonable limits

luminous

shining, full of light

maudlin

overly sentimental

novice

a beginner

pique

resentment, irritation

prospensity

preference, natural inclination

purse

to pucker or tighten one's lips

refute

to disprove

remuneration

the act of paying for a service, loss or expense

soothsayer

a person who is able to predict the future

supple

easily bent, elastic, pliable

travail

difficult labor

understate

to show restraint or lack of emphasis

vibrant

full of life

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