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25 terms

Vocabulary 2

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Advent
the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event
Alleviate
to make suffering less severe
Bastion
a fortified place
Bourgeois
member of the middle class
Coincide
to occur at or during the same time
Confluence
an act or process of merging
Debunk
expose the falseness of a myth, idea, or belief
Fallow
(of farmland) plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation or to avoid surplus production
Hector
to talk to (someone) in a bullying way
Incipient
beginning to happen or develop
Inoculate
to treat (a person or animal) with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
Inter
to place a corpse in a grave or tomb
Levity
humor or frivolity
Litigate
be a party to a lawsuit
Malady
a disease or ailment
Mire
soft and slushy mud or dirt
Ornery
stubborn
Provenance
the place of origin or earliest known history of something
Reprobate
to reject
Rescind
to revoke
Skirmish
an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting
Spartan
showing the indifference to comfort or luxury traditionally
Stentorian
(of a person's voice) loud and powerful
Suppress
forcibly put an end to
Venue
the place where something happens