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En. 102 Vocab 18

English 102 CCE vocab 18
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eradicate
[L. ērādīcātus"rooted out"] destroy completely, as if down to the roots
myriad
[Gr. mȳriad "ten thousand"] large indefinite number
discrepancy
a difference; a lack of agreement, inconsistency
Corroborate
[Latin corrōborātus "To Strengthen"] Confirm; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
Cajole
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
Eclectic
[Gk. ek-, out+ legein, to select] Selecting what is considered best from different systems or sources.
clique
an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
buttress
A structure built against a wall to strengthen it; any support or prop.
Torpor
[ L.: numbness, equivalent to torp ( ēre ) to be stiff or numb] Inactivity resulting from torpidity and lack of vigor or energy; Laziness
Estuary
the wide part of a river where it nears the sea, the wide part of a river where it nears the sea
Arrant
Out-and-out; notoriously bad; unmitigated
Imbroglio
[It. imbrogliare, to entangle, from broglio, confusion] A confused state of affairs
Chronic
being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; habitual
Fraternity
[L. frātern "us" fraternal (derivative of frāter brother)] A group or society formed by people who share common interests.
Benign
pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence, favorable, gracious.