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Vocab 11 and 12

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Corroborate
v. to support or strengthen an idea or a statement; to attest to the truth of; to confirm
Aberration
n. a departure from the usual course; a deviation; an abnormal development
Herculean
adj. extremely demanding or difficult; requiring or having great courage or strength, like that possessed of Hercules
Retrospect
n. a contemplation or survey of things that happened in the past
Dearth
n. a scarcity, as of food; a lack; too small a supply of something
Salient
adj. standing out; easily seen or noticed; conspicuous; noticeable; prominent
Adjudge
v. to decree or decide by law; to pass sentence
Diurnal
adj. occurring every day; daily; occurring during the daytime
Candor
n. openness; saying what one really thinks; frankness; impartiality
Ludicrous
adj. amusingly absurd; ridiculous
Artifices
n. a skill; a clever device; a sly or artful skill; trickery
Configuration
n. the position of parts or elements of something; a shape; an outline
Scrupulous
adj. giving strict attention to what is right or proper; exact and careful
Deduce
v. to infer by reasoning; to conclude from known facts and principles
Refute
v. to prove that someone or something is false or incorrect; to disprove
Captivate
v. to catch the attention of, by beauty or excellence; to enchant; to charm; to attract
Proponent
n. a person who supports a cause or idea; someone who makes a proposition; an advocate
Extant
adj. still in existence; not extinct, lost or destroyed
Chicanery
n. the use of clever talk or trickery to deceive or evade
Augury
n. the practice of foretelling the future from signs and omens; an omen or a sign