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Language Arts Chapter 1-8

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Invincible
Unable to be conquered
Provincial
Limited in knowledge of the world
Evince
To establish; to reflect the truth of
Conducive
Supportive; encouraging; helping to bring about
Induce
To lead towards some action
Deduce
To draw a conclusion from fact; to infer
Protracted
Extended in time; prolonged
Intractable
Stubborn;obstinate;hard to move forward
Retract
To draw back; withdraw
Petulant
Irritable or short-tempered
Impetuous
Acting passionately and without forethought
Impetus
That which drives one; momentum
Excise
To cut out of; remove
Incisive
Sharply cutting; direct and powerful
Concise
Brief and straightforward
Tome
A large and serious book
Epitome
The best or most typical example
Dichotomy
Two opposite parts of one whole
Anatomy
The structure or parts, taken as a whole
Compunction
Feeling of regret or remorse
Punctilious
Paying strict attention to detail; extremely careful
Pungent
Stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell
Compel
To force or strongly persuade
Impulse
A sudden, involuntary urge to do something
Expel
To send out or away
Conjecture
A guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
Dejected
Downcast or said;depressed
Abject
Lowly, miserable and wretched
Emissary
An agent sent on a mission
Dismissive
Showing little regard;scornful
Remiss
Failing to fulfill one's duty, negligent
Motive
Cause for action
Motif
A recurring theme, subject or idea
Emote
To dramatically express emotions
Viaduct
A bridge that carried a road or railroad over a valley
Impervious
Unable to be affected
Deviate
To depart, especially from a path or plan
Obviate
To make unnecessary; to avoid
Defer
To out aside until later or to yield respectfully
Deference
Act or practice of yielding to another's authority
Confer
To discuss something with someone else, consult or to bestow
Inference
A conclusion not directly provided by evidence, but able to be drawn from the facts at hand
Proffer
To present or offer
Proliferate
To increase greatly in number, multiply
Comportment
Manner in which one acts or behaves
Purported
Claimed as true, but probably false
Envisage
To imagine, to conceive of
Visage
Face;facial expression
Apparition
An unreal figure; a ghost
Perspicacious
Wise;insightful;acutely intelligent
Retrospective
Looking backward over a period of time
Aspect
A part that can be considered or viewed
Introspective
Contemplating one's owns thoughts and feelings
Phenomenon
A fact or event which can be observed and/or documented
Diaphanous
Lightweight and transparent
Epiphany
A moment of great insight; revelation
Sycophant
A person who flatters; a yes-man
Adherent
A follower of a person or idea
Incoherent
Not able to be understood; nonsensical
Inherent
Existing as a natural part
Diffuse
Not concentrated or focused;wordy or to spread out or distribute
Effusive
Overflowing with words or feelings; gushing
Profuse
Plentiful;abundant
Resolute
Determines; steadfast
Dissolute
Devoted to sensual pleasure; lacking moral restraint
Insoluble
Impossible to solve or fix or unable to be dissolved
Diligent
Hard-working and careful
Recollect
To remember; to recall
Sacrilege
An act against a holy person or place
Proficient
Skilled at; highly knowledgeable of
Factotum
An assistant who does a variety of jobs
Facsimile
A copy or imitation
Facile
Too simplistic or easy
Expound
To explain or discuss in detail
Proponent
One who argues in favor of; supporter
Infrastructure
The basic framework of a building or a system
Construe
To interpret or analyze something in a particular way
Constructive
Having a positive effect; helpful
Destitute
Having no money; poor
Restitution
Payment for an injury; compensation
Stature
Level of achievement or authority;standing
Complacent
Satisfied with a situation that should be changed or improved
Placebo
Something which has a positive mental effect, but no physical effect
Placid
Calm; undisturbed
Gratuitous
Unnecessary or unwanted
Ingratiate
To gain another's favor by flattery or false friendliness
Ingrate
One who is not properly thankful
Docile
Easily taught;submissive to instruction
Indoctrinate
To teach a certain point of view to
Doctrine
That which is taught; body of beliefs or ideas
Temper
To decrease the strength of
Temperance
Restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food
Intemperate
Lacking moderation; severe or extreme
Fractious
Tending to argue or cause discord
Infraction
Minor violation of a rule or law
Infringe
To intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass
tortuous
not direct or straightforward
retort
to respond critically or sarcastically
extort
to wrongly to illegally force someone to comply with a demand
voluble
talkative; given to rapid, abundant speech
convoluted
having too many twists and turns, overly complicated
evolve
to unfold; to develop or change gradually
inflexible
too unchangeable in character or purpose
deflect
to cause to turn aside or away
inflection
change in pitch or tone of the voice
adverse
not helpful; harmful
revert
to fall back into an old condition
subvert
to undermine; to corrupt
decriminalize
to do away with legal penalties for
incriminate
to reveal guilt or make (someone) appear guilty
recrimination
an accusation made in reply; a countercharge
culpable
deserving blame
culprit
one responsible for a crime
mea culpa
statement uttered to show personal responsibilty for a wrong
onus
burden or obligation
onerous
unpleasent and burdensome
exonerate
to prove not guilty
approbation
praise or approval
reprobate
a dishonest or immoral person; a scoundrel
reprove
to scole or criticize