20 terms

Vocab 23 and 24

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composite
put together from many different parts; something put together from many different parts
depose
to forceully remove from office or power; to take testimony from a witness in a lawsuit
exposition
the systematic explanation of a subject; a public exhibition
imposition
something that is newly required; a burden or unfair demand
impostor
a person who assumes a false identity
juxtaposition
placement side by side or close by
opposition
a resistance; a disagreement
proponent
a person who argues in support of something; an advocate or a supporter
proposition
a plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal
repository
a safe place for storage; a person who stores or is a source of information or knowledge
detract
to reduce the value, importance, or qulaity of something; to take away something desirable
distraction
something that draws attention away
distraught
extremely worried and pset; emotionally agitated
entreaty
a heartfelt plea or request
extract
to pull or draw out; a substance drawn out of something
intractable
difficult to manage or control; stubborn
protracted
drawn out in time; made longer
retract
to pull back; to withdraw a statement or promise
tract
an area of land; a pamphlet or leaflet, usually one with a political or religious theme
traction
grip or hold; friction between something and the surface on which it moves; the act of drawing or pulling a load