VPP book 1 lesson 14

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catalyst

(n.) a person, thing, or agent that speeds up or stimulates a result, reaction, or change

jargon

(n.) vocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people; lingo, argot, cant

judicious

(adj.) showing sound judgment; sensible, prudent

foible

(n.) a minor weakness in character; quirk, shortcoming

benediction

(n.) the act of blessing; blessing

frivolous

(adj.) trivial; silly; flippant, puerile

alacrity

(n.) liveliness; willingness; eagerness; celerity, readiness; zeal

deify

(v.) to make a god of; to look upon or worship as a god; idolize; worship

carnage

(n.) bloody and extensive slaughter; massacre, mass murder

impel

(v.) to push into motion; drive, propel, urge

epitaph

(n.) an inscription on a tombstone

harp

(v.) to persist in talking continuously; ramble, complain

lateral

(adj.) of or relating to the side; sideways

pallid

(adj.) pale; faint in color; ashen, sallow, wan

impetuous

(adj.) acting suddenly without thought; impulsive, rash, headlong

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