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vocab terms 092109

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abrasive
rough, capable of polishing and cleaning by grinding and rubbing
bilk
to defraud; to cheat
covert
secret, concealed
engender
to produce, cause, or give rise to
hangar
storage, a shed or shelter
knotty
involved, intricate, difficult
nuance
a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning
tangent
touching, immediate physical contact
abasement
to reduce or lower
harangue
a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack
nullify
to make it unimportant; render or declare legally void or inoperative
replete
full, abundantly supplied or provided
tangible
capable of being touched, real, actual
abrogate
to abolish by formal means, annul by an authoritative act
blasphemy
impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things
credible
able to be believed
enigma
a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation
harbinger
indicator, a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another
labyrinthine
complicated, pertaining to, resembling to maze
plaudit
strong praise; an enthusiastic expression or approval