Vocabulary Lessons 17 & 18

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affront

to insult intentionally and openly

affront

an open or intentional offense, slight, or insult

bellicose

warlike in manner or temperament; eager to fight; aggressive

breach

a break in friendly relations ; an estrangement

breach

a violation of a law, an obligation, or a promise

breach

to violate a law, an obligation, or a promise

contentious

given to quarreling; argumentative

contentious

involving or likely to cause argument; controversial

breach

an opening, a tear, or a rupture, a gap or rift

decimate

to destroy or kill a large part of a group

decimate

originally referred to killing every tenth person, a method used by the Roman army to punish mutineers

dissension

difference of opinion; disagreement; discord

rancor

bitter long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; entity

retribution

something justly deserved

retribution

something given or demanded in repayment, especially as punishment

schism

a separation or division into opposing groups or factions; discord or discontent

culminate

to reach the highest point or degree; climax

culminate

to come to completion; to end

eclipse

to exceed or go beyond; to diminish others in importance or fame

epitome

an example; a perfect representative of a type

impeccable

having no flaws; perfect; incapable of sin or wrongdoing

inimitable

impossible to imitate or copy; unique

optimum

most favorable or advantageous; best

optimum

the point at which something is most favorable

peerless

having no match; incomparable

quintessence

the purest essence of something; the most typical example

sublime

impressive; awe inspiring; supreme

zenith

the peak

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