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40 terms

Vocab Lessons 25-28

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cede
to yield; give up control over or surrender possession of by treaty
concede
to admit, often reluctantly, that something is true or right; acknowledge defeat; to yield or grant rights or privileges
deceased
no longer living; dead; a dead person
egress
path or opening for going out, an exit; act of coming or going; to go out
gradation
systematic progression; series of gradual changes; a passing, by almost imperceptible degrees from one tone or shade to another
gradient
rate of inclination; slope
predecessor
someone or something that comes before another
regress
to go back to a previous, often worse or less developed state; to revert
transgress
to go beyond a limit or boundary; break a law or code
unprecedented
not done or known before; without previous example
concurrent
happening at the same time, simultaneous
courier
messenger carrying information or important documents
cursory
done quickly and not thoroughly; hasty
discursive
moving from one topic to another without order, rambling; coming to a conclusion by reasoning, analytical
incur
to bring about something undesirable as a result of one's own actions
incursion
an aggressive attack or invasion of territory
precursor
something or someone that comes before another; a forerunner or predecessor
recourse
the act of turning to someone or something for help or security; someone or something that is turned to for help or security
recurrent
happening repeatedly; occurring over and over again
succor
assistance in a time of need, relief; to provide assistance in time of need
apathy
lack of feeling; lack of concern or interest
assent
to agree to something; agreement
empathy
an identification with and understanding of other people's feelings and situations
pathetic
arousing compassion or pity
pathology
scientific study of disease; signs of disease; an abnormal, usually negative, state
presentiment
a sense that something is about to occur
sensational
causing strong feelings of curiosity or interest by giving exaggerated or shocking details; wonderful or outstanding
sensibility
acute intellectual or emotional perception or feeling; awareness and responsiveness toward something, sensitivity; ability to feel or perceive
sententious
energetic and concise in expression, saying meaningful things precisely; prone to pompous moralizing or giving advice in a self-righteous way
sentient
capable or perceiving and feeling; conscious
ensue
occur as a consequence or result of something else; take place subsequently, follow
ephemeral
lasting for a very brief time; fleeting; transitory
harbinger
a person or thing that signals or foreshadows what is to come; to signal the approach of, warn
imminent
about to occur; impending
interim
period of time between two events; temporary, not final
interminable
being or seeming to be without end; endless; tiresomely long
perennial
enduring, recurring or long-lasting; plant that grows each year
precipitate
cause to happen suddenly; throw forcefully downward; sudden and unexpected
provisional
serving only for the time being, temporary
retrospective
looking back on, contemplating, or directed to the past; an exhibit or a performance of works produced by an artist over a considerable time period