TKAM vocab ch. 4-8

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auspicious

(adj) prosperous, fortunate
After reading my horoscope, I felt it was an auspicious time to buy a lottery ticket.

contradict

(v) a denial of or to imply the opposite
The sourness of the candy seemed to contradict its sweetness.

unanimous

(adj) having the agreement and consent of all
The hard working student won his election in an unanimous vote.

aloof

(adj) distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
I became aloof after a tradjedy hit my family

benign

(adj) not harmful, gentle
Medical tests assured that the tumor was benign.

benevolence

(n) 1. inclination or tendency to help or do good to others; charity
2. an act of kindness
My sister's unusual benevolence made me suspicious of what she was up to.

inquisitive

(adj) characterized by questioning, curious
The inquisitive kindergardener raised her hand all day in class.

asinine

(adj) silly, foolish, idiotic
Some people might think playing Truth or Dare is asinine.

prowess

(n) 1. outstanding skill or ability 2. bravery or fearlessness
His prowess as a businessman is incredible.

dismemberment

(v) 1. to cut, tear, or pull off the limbs of 2. to divide into pieces
I blamed the dismemberment of my teddy bear on my dog.

desolate

(adj) deserted, barren, lifeless
The desolate house seemed eery and haunted.

perpetual

(adj) continuing or lasting for an indefinitely long time
The perpetual lessons my parents have tought me will make me a more successful person.

ascertain

(v) to discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation
I was ascertain my hypothesis was correct after a few consistent trials of my experiment.

unfathomable

(adj) difficult or impossible to understand; incomprehensible
It is unfathomable to think of the life there might be beyond our solar system.

hone

(v) to perfect or make more intense or effective
I need to practice hard and hone my skills before I tryout for the orchestra.

caricature

(n) a representation in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect
The caricature made my eyes look bigger than my head.

quelled

(v) to supress or beat down
I felt angered when my teacher quelled the new student for not remembering the rules.

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