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Unit 4 Vocab

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Noxious
Harmful to life or health; poisonous
Scenario
A sequence of events that is imagined, assumed, or suggested
Diabolic
Very cruel; wicked; demonic
Chide
To scold mildly or express disapproval
Yen
A strong desire; craving
Integral
Necessary to the whole; belonging to the whole
Coalition
A union of individuals, groups, or nations for some specific purpose
Commensurate
Corresponding in degree, number, or size; in proportion
Connotation
A secondary meaning suggested by a word, in addition to the word's dictionary definition
Dilapidated
Fallen into a state in which repairs are badly needed; broken down
Exacerbate
To aggravate (a situation or condition); make more severe
Mitigate
To make less severe or less intense; relieve
Unprecedented
Being the first instance of something; never having occurred before
Panacea
Something supposed to cure all diseases, evils, or difficulties; cure-all
Atrophy
To wear down, lose strength, or become weak, as from disuse, disease, or injury (said of a body part); to wither away
Deprivation
Lack or shortage of one or more basic necessities
Imperative
Necessary; urgent
Objective
Not influenced by emotion or personal prejudice; based only on what can be observed
Utilitarian
Made or intended for practical use; stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations
Deplore
To feel or express disapproval of
Exhilaration
Cheerfulness; high spirits
Extricate
To free from a tangled situation or a difficulty
Tenuous
Having little substance or basis; weak; poorly supported
Decorum
Correctness in behavior and manners; standards or conventions of socially acceptable behavior
Rejuvenate
To make (someone) feel or seem young again; to make (something) seem fresh or new again
Espouse
To support, argue for, or adopt (an idea or cause)
Synchronize
To cause to occur at exactly the same time; to cause (clocks and watches) to agree in time
Facilitate
To make easier to do or to get
Orthodox
Following established, traditional rules or beliefs, especially in religion; following what is customary or commonly accepted
Exorbitant
Excessive, especially in amount, cost, or price; beyond what is reasonable or appropriate
Demeanor
Conduct; outward behavior; manner
Indolent
Lazy; avoiding or disliking work
Unassuming
Modest; not boastful or arrogant
Dissipate
To thin out or scatter and gradually vanish; drive away
Nonchalant
Calm, carefree, and causally unconcerned
Assimilate
To become more similar to a larger whole; especially, to blend into or adjust to a main culture
Unilateral
Involving or done by only one side
Inherent
Existing as a natural or essentially quality of a person or thing; built-in
Belligerent
Quick or eager to argue or fight; hostile; aggressive
Denunciation
A strong expression of disapproval; an act of condemning, especially publicly
Vindicate
To clear from blame or suspicion; justify or prove right
Placebo
A substance which contains no medicine, but which the receiver believes is a medicine
Emanate
To flow or come out from a source; come forth
Analogy
A comparison between two things in order to clarify or dramatize a point
Annihilate
To destroy completely; reduce to nothingness
Criterion
A standard by which something is or can be judged
Subversive
Acting or intending to undermine or overthrow something established
Staunch
Firm; loyal; strong in support
Holistic
Emphasizing the whole and the interdependence of its parts, rather than the parts separately
Proficient
Skilled; highly competent
dec
Ten
ous
Having; full of; characterized by
sur
Over; above; additional
duc, duct
To lead; guide; draw off
phil, phile
Loving; lover; friend
en
Made of
oct, octo
Eight
vol
To will; choose
cian, ian
A person with a certain ability or a certain kind of knowledge
homo
same; similar