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Danforth Groups 1-5 Vocabulary

The vocabulary terms from Vocab Groups 1-5; these may not be the best or the most common definitions of these words, but these are the ones that Danforth told us in class.
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Travesty
a ridiculous or absurd imitation
Terse
direct or to the point
Treatise
a long formal work
Subsidiary
a company owned by a larger company
Substantiate
to prove true, to verify, or to confirm
Impunity
freedom or exemption from punishment
Stint
a period of assosciation or employment
Stippling
an arrangement of dots
Tenuous
weak, insubstantial, or flimsy
Emaciated
sickly thin, extremely thin
Tenure
a period of assosciation
Stringent
harsh, rigid, or severe
Stupor
a state of surprise or awe
Subservient
submissive or inferior
Impasse
a deadlock or stalemate
Impeccable
perfect or flawless
Impecunious
poor or bankrupt
Translucent
clear or transparent
Therapeutic
healing or curing
Titular
honorary or symbolic
Teem
to overflow
Temporal
worldy or secular
Temporize
to update or modernize
Tenable
believable or defendable
Tortuous
twisting or winding
Transcend
to rise above or exceed
Transient
temporary, short-lived, or brief
Improvise
to make up off hand
Allegation
an unproved assertion
Tenet
a major or important belief
Commiserate
to express sympathy or sorrow
Allay
to calm or soothe or to make less severe
Ineffable
indescribable or unable to be put into words
Fetid
foul smelling or stinking
Iridescent
bright colored or shiny
Primordial
of the earliest ages
Apathetic
indifferent or unconcerned
Agglomeration
a mass, group, or cluster
Sequester
to seclude or isolate
Licentious
without moral restraint
Strident
a shrill or grating sound
Immutable
unable to be changed
Impalpable
abstract
Importune
to beg or plead
Impregnable
unconquerable, secure, and unyielding
Improvident
wasteful, reckless
Superficial
shallow, lacking depth, and lacking insight
Superfluous
unnecessary or not needed
Supernumerary
an extra of something
Supple
limber or compliant