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Chapter 7 Vocab

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Claustrophobia
An abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed places
Colleague
An associate or coworker of similar status
Condescend
1. To lower oneself to a position one considers inferior
2. To behave in an offensively superior manner
Contingent
1. Conditional; depending on something else
2. Likely but not certain to happen
Daunt
To discourage or intimidate
Deluge
1. A downpour of rain; a flood
2. A flood of anything
3. To flood or overwhelm
Dispel
To clear away; to remove or get rid of, as if scattering
Dub
To give a title, nickname or description to
Fanfare
1. A sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments
2. Any showy display
Fledgling
1. A young bird just learning to fly
2. A young and inexperienced person
3. New and untested
Inane
Empty, shallow or silly
Mettle
Courage to bear up under difficult circumstances; spirit
Negligible
Small and unimportant, not worth noticing
Protract
To draw out or lengthen (in time)
Replica
A copy or reproduction, especially one on a smaller scale than the original