Etymology List 3

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Alienate

(verb) to make hostile; to cause to feel unwelcome or estranged

Aspire

(verb) something one hopes to achieve

Beget

(verb) to give birth; to create

Blather

(verb) to talk nonsensically

Catapult

(noun) sling shot

Citadel

(noun) a fortress overlooking a city; a stronghold

Congenial

(adj.) pleasant to be around; social, agreeable

Consensus

(noun) general agreement

Craven

(adj.) cowardly

Curtail

(verb) to truncate or abridge; to lessen, usually by cutting away from

Doldrums

(noun) a period or condition of depression or inactivity

Enrage

(verb) to put in a rage; infuriate, anger

Facilitate

(verb) to make easier, to help bring about

Fjord

(noun) a long narrow inlet from the sea between steep cliffs or hills

Girth

(noun) the distance around something; size

Glutton

(noun) one who consumes a great deal; having capacity to receive or withstand something

Histrionic

(adj.) overly dramatic, theatrical

Lassitude

(noun) listlessness, apathy; weariness

Martyr

(noun) someone willing to sacrifice and even give his/her life for a cause; one who pretends suffering to gain sympathy

Milieu

(noun) environment or surroundings

Mode

(noun) a way or method of doing something; type, manner, fashion

Muster

(verb) to collect or gather; the act of inspection or critical examination

Obtuse

(adj.) insensitive; block-headed, slow in comprehension

Paranoia

(noun) a mental illness of unreasonable anxiety, especially believing someone is out to get you

Scrutinize

(verb) to look very carefully; to examine

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