36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 13 (terms/meanings)

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culprit
a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender
fame
favorable public reputation
grateful
thankful
trimester
a period of three months
improve
to make better
retreat
pull back or move away or backward
medieval
relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
comfort
a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
lateral
situated at or extending to the side
minority
being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
besiege
surround so as to force to give up
convene
to assemble, especially for a meeting
fortitude
strength; courage in facing difficulties
semester
six month academic term
reprobate
express strong disapproval of; criticize
advent
arrival; coming
distract
divert; draw someone's attention away from something
collateral
serving to support or reinforce
seance
a spiritualists' session or sitting
minutiae
small, unimportant details
exculpate
remove the blame from
gratuity
a small payment in gratitude; tip
fate
what has been preordained
coeval
a person of nearly the same age as another; contemporary
primeval
having existed from the beginning
fortify
strengthen
multilateral
having many parts or sides
possess
have ownership or possession of
bimester
a period of 2 months
forte
an asset of special worth or utility, (music) with great loudness
attract
exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away
superseded
replaced
entreat
to beg, implore, ask earnestly
affable
diffusing warmth and friendliness
contravene
to contradict, oppose, violate
gratis
without charge or payment; free