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Sections 1-15 Test: Feb 7th

abrupt

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

corrupt

changed from good to bad; vicious; pervert

disrupt

break apart; cause disorder

erupt

burst or break out

incorruptible

inflexibly honest; incapable of being corrupted or bribed

interrupt

break into or between; hinder; stop

rupture

break, breaking; hostility

bactericide

substance that kills bacteria

biocide

substance that destroys many different organisms

fratricide

act of killing one's brother

fungicide

substance that kills fungi or inhibits their growth

genocide

deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group

germicide

substance that kills germs

herbicide

substance that kills plants

homicide

killing of one human by another

infacticide

act of killing an infant

insecticide

substance that kills insects

matricide

act of killing one's mother

patricide

act of killing one's father

pesticide

substance that kills rats, insects, bacteria

regicide

act of killing a king

sororicide

act of killing one's sister

suicide

act of killing one's self

tyrannicide

act of killing a tyrant

astringent

drawing tightly together; stern; substance that shrinks the tissues and checks flow of blood

boa constrictor

snake that crushes its prey in its coils

constrict

draw together; render narrower; shrink

restrict

keep within limits; confine

stricture

adverse criticism; censure; restriction

stringent

strict; rigid; severe

unrestricted

not confined within bounds; free; open to all

carnivore

flesh-eating animal

carnivorous

flesh-eating

devour

eat greedily or ravenously; seize upon and destroy

frugivorous

feeding on fruit

herbivore

plant-eating animal

herbivorous

dependent on plants as food

insectivorous

dependent on insects as food

omnivore

person or animal that eats everything (both flesh and plants)

omnivorous

eating everything, both plants and animals; avidly taking in everything

voracious

greedy in eating; insatiable

convivial

fond of eating and drinking with friends; sociable; jovial

revive

bring back to life; restore

survive

outlive; remain alive after

vivacious

lively in temper or conduct

vivacity

liveliness of spirit

vivid

having the vigor and spirit of life; sharp and clear; graphic

vivify

enliven; make vivid

vivisection

operation on a living animal for scientific investigation

contortionist

person who can twist his or her body into odd postures

distort

twist out of shape; contort; twist out of true meaning, misrepresent

extort

wrest (money, promises, etc.) from a person by force

retort

reply quickly or sharply; quick, witty, or cutting reply

torsion

act of twisting; stress due to twisting forces exerted on a body

tortuous

full of twists or curves; winding; tricky, crooked, circuitous

convict

prove guilty; show conclusively to be guilty; person serving a prison sentence

conviction

state of having been judged guilty of an offense; strong belief

convince

persuade or show conclusively by argument or proof

evict

expel by legal process, oust

evince

show clearly; disclose, reveal

invincible

incapable of being conquered

vanquish

overcome in battle; conquer; defeat

victor

winner; conqueror

fraction

one or more of the equal parts of a whole; fragment

fractious

apt to break out into a passion; cross; irritable

fracture

break or crack; breaking of a bone

fragile

easily broken; frail; delicate

fragment

part broken off

infraction

act of breaking; breach; violation

refract

bend from a straight path

refractory

resisting; intractable; hard to manage

omnibus

covering many things at once; book containing a variety of works by one author

omnifarious

of all varieties, forms, or kinds

omnific

all-creating

omnipotent

unlimited in power; almighty

omnipresent

present everywhere at the same time

omniscient

knowing everything

omnivorous

eating everything, both plant and animal substances

deflect

turn aside

flex

bend, as to flex a limb

flexible

pliable; not rigid; tractable

flexor

muscle that serves to bend a limb

genuflect

bend the knee; touch the right knee to the ground, as in worship

inflection

change in the pitch or tone of a person's voice

inflexibility

rigidity; firmness

reflect

throw back light rays; think

reflex

involuntary response to a stimulus

detention

act of keeping back or detaining

impertinent

irrelevant; not pertinent; inappropriate; rude

pertinacious

adhering firmly to a purpose or opinion; very persistent

pertinent

having to do with the matter at hand; relevant

retentive

tenacious; able to retain or remember

retinue

group of followers or assistants attending a distinguished person

tenacity

firmness in holding fast; persistence

tenancy

period of a tenant's temporary holding of real estate

tenet

principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true

tenure

period for which an office or position is held; status assuring an employee a permanent position

untenable

incapable of being held or defended

admonish

warn of a fault; reprove; rebuke

admonition

gentle reproof; counseling against a fault or error

admonitory

conveying a gentle reproof

monitor

person or device that keeps track of, checks, or warns; keep track of

monument

means of reminding us of a person or event

premonition

forewarning; intuitive anticipation of a coming event

premonitory

conveying a forewarning

countermand

issue a contrary order

mandate

authoritative command; territory administered by a trustee

mandatory

obligatory; required by command

remand

send back; recommit

writ of mandamus

written order from a court to enforce the performance of some public duty

accredited

officially authorized or recognized; provided with credentials

credence

belief as to the truth of something

credentials

documents, letters, references, etc., that inspire belief or trust

credible

believable

credit

belief; faith; trust

credulous

too ready to believe; easily deceived

creed

summary of principles believed in or adhered to

discredit

cast doubt on; refuse to believe; take trust or credit away from; disgrace; loss of belief or trust

incredible

not believable

incredulity

disbelief

affidavit

sworn written statement made before an authorized official

bona fide

made or carried out in good faith; genuine

confidant

one to whom secrets are entrusted

confident

having faith in oneself; self-reliant; sure

confidential

communicated in trust; secret; private

diffident

lacking self-confidence; unduly timid; shy

fidelity

faithfulness to a trust or vow; accuracy; faithfulness of sound

fiduciary

held in trust; confidential

infidel

one who does not accept a particular faith; unbeliever

perfidious

false to a trust; faithfulness; treacherous

perfidy

violation of a trust; treachery; faithlessness; disloyalty

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