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23 terms

Unit 6

Vocabulary Workshop
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(adj.) abject
degraded, miserable
(n.) agnostic
skeptic, doubter
(adj.) agnostic
skeptical
(n.) complicity
involvement in wrongdoing, connivance
(n.) derelict
someone or something that is abandoned or neglected
(adj.) derelict
neglectful of duty, delinquent
(n.) diatribe
a bitter and prolonged verbal attack, tirade
(n.) effigy
a crude image of a despised person, likeness
(n.) indictment
the act of accusing, accusation
(adj.) indubitable
certain, not to be doubted or denied, unquestionable
(adj.) intermittent
stopping and beginning again, spasmodic
(adj.) moot
open to discussion and debate, debatable
(v.) moot
to bring up for discussion, broach
(n.) moot
a hypothetical law case argued by students
(n.) motif
a principal idea
(n.) neophyte
novice, rookie
(n.) perspicacity
keening in observing and understanding, acuity
(adj.) plenary
not subject to any limitation, unrestricted
(n.) surveillance
a watch kept over a person, scrutiny
(adj.) sylvan
characteristics of forests, acadian
(adj.) testy
easily irritated, irritable
(n.) travesty
a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation, parody
(v.) travesty
to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion