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Vocab Semester Review (lessons 1-5)

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Microbe
An organism invisible to the naked eye, especially that causes disease
Microcosm
A miniature world, something that resembles something else on a very small scale
Minuscule
Extremely small
Minutia
A small or trivial detail
Attenuate
To make small or slender, to weaken, to reduce in force or value
Tenuous
Thin in form, flimsy, having little substance
Satiate
To satisfy an appetite fully, to gratify to excess
Comply
To do as one is asked or ordered
Implement
A tool or utensil

To carry out, to put into effect
Replete
Well stocked or abundantly supplied, completely filled
Expletive
An explanation, often obscene
Incipio, inceptum, incipere
To begin
nihil
nothing
nego, negare, negatum
To deny
vanus, vacuus
empty
inception
n. The beginning of something
incipient
adj. In its early stages, beginning
annihilate
v. To destroy completely
nihilism
n. Total rejection of religious or moral beliefs
negate
v. To rule out, too disapprove, to nullify, to repeal
renegade
n. One who deserts a group or cause, an outlaw
vacuous
adj. Empty, especially of meaning or purpose
vanity
n. Conceit, especially about one's appearance, something worthless or useless, a dressing table
vaunt
v. To boast, to brag about
n. A boast