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10 terms

English 11 - Lesson 22

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abstain
v. to choose to do without; to refrain from
catharsis
n. a purging; a purifying by ridding of emotions, especially through the experience of art
credence
n. belief; acceptance as valid or true
dissipate
v. to spread in every direction; to scatter; to waste
entity
n. a being; something wit independent existence, either in actuality or in one's mind; a discrete unit
entomology
n. the branch of zoology that deals with insects
idyll
n. a short description of peaceful country life; a scence suitable for such a work
omnivorous
adj. eating every kind of food, both animal and vegetable; eagerly taking in everything
prototype
n. an original model on which subsequent forms are based;
a standard example
tepid
adj. slightly warm; lukewarm; lacking warmth of feeling or enthusiasm