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30 terms

Vocab 7

for English class
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clamoring
making loud demands, crying out
exception
a case in which a rule does not apply
induced
persuaded, influenced
pagan
the belief in more than one god, non-Christian (according to my lit book)
perfidy
dishonesty, treachery
potent
powerful
privilege
a special benefit or advantage
recite
to say something out that has been memorized
relapse
a worsening of an illness after a partial recovery
torrent
a rushing stream
confront
to face in a challenge, to deal with a problem or difficult situation
apparatus
a set of specific materials designed for a specific purpose
fortnight
a period of two weeks
blight
any cause of impairment or ruin
omen
an event thought to foretell good or evil, a sign
amnesty
a general pardon, especially one granted by a government to people who have committed political offenses
default
to fail to keep a promise, especially a promise to pay a loan
discord
a harsh mixture of sounds, conflict
inextricably
in a way impossible to untangle
intimately
closely
legitimate
justifiable, reasonable
mobility
an ability to move (as from one social class to another)
pernicious
deadly, harmful
reconciliation
a return to a state of friendship or harmony
sustain
to keep alive, support
pious
marked by showing reverence to a deity
deficit
deficiency (the amount by which something, especially money, is too small
valor
a great courage in the face of danger
sanctify
to purify or free from sin
stealth
quiet, sneaky, or secret behavior