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vocabulary For college B Unit 5-8

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predispose
make susceptible
predilection
a strong liking, preference
advocate
speak, plead, or argue in favour of
corroborate
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
vindicate
clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof
emulate
strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
venerate
regard with feelings of respect and reverence
extol
praise, glorify, or honor
adulation
praise or flattery that is excessive
repute
the state of being held in high esteem and honor
adjudge
declare to be
accredit
give credit for
testimonial
something that serves as evidence
auspices
kindly endorsement and guidance
abase
cause to feel shame
debase
corrupt, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
degrade
lower the grade of something
disparage
express a negative opinion of
deprecate
belittle
contemn
look down on with disdain
flout
treat with contemptuous disregard
discredit
the state of being held in low esteem
sully
charge falsely or with malicious intent
contumely
a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
revile
spread negative information about
scathing
bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
accede
to agree or express agreement
acquiesce
to agree or express agreement, accept passively
ally
an associate who provides assistance
identify
recognize as being
unison
occurring together or simultaneously
complaisance
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others, comply willingly
affinity
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
crony
a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
consort
keep company with
tryst
a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)
connubial
of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
appease
make peace with
wheedle
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
curry
give a neat appearance to
captivate
attract
importune
beg persistently and urgently
badger
persuade through constant efforts
goad
a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
browbeat
discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner
domineer
rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
intimidate
make timid or fearful
subjugate
put down by force or intimidation
capitulate
surrender under agreed conditions
submission
A yielding to the power or authority of another.
deference
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
obeisance
bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame
volition
the act of making a choice
duress
compulsory force or threat
perforce
by necessity
compulsory
required by rule
peremptory
putting an end to all debate or action
incendiary
capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily
convoke
call together
evoke
call to mind