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53 terms

Unit 3: Lessons 9-12

Combined Lists
STUDY
PLAY
chronological
according to the sequence in which things happen.
counterfeit
made to resemble something genuine in order to defraud.
dynasty
a succession, lasting several generations, of rules from the same family or group.
nomadic
pertaining to, or resembling a nomad; wandering hopelessly.
notable
receiving or deserving notice; exceptional; striking.
oration
a formal, usually long speech, especially one given on an important occasion.
orthodox
of, concerning of, or following that which is customary, generally approved, or conventional.
plague
any disaster that affects a large population, especially a disease epidemic or the sudden influx of harmful insects.
ratify
to validate, to confirm, or establish (something) to giving formal approval or consent.
turmoil
a state of great agitation, disturbance, or confused excitement; commotion; tumult.
unscathed
not hurt or harmed; completely uninjured.
verify
to confirm the truth or accuracy; substantiate; confirm.
bystander
someone who is present at an occurrence only by chance or does not take part in it.
countenance
facial expression or general appearance.
flourish
to grow and thrive; to do well; prosper.
fluster
to cause to be or to become nervous, confused, or agitated.
heartrending
causing or expressing deep sorrow or anguish.
incentive
something that motivates one to work or act.
melancholy
a sad, gloomy, or depressed state or quality.
potential
capable or coming into existence; possible; latent.
proficient
adept or skilled, usually as a result of a study or practice.
prominent
clearly noticeable; obvious; conspicuous.
reluctant
unenthusiastic or unwilling; disinclined.
revere
to respect or cherish with awe; venerate; honor.
adjacent
near or next to; adjoining.
canvas
heavy, tightly woven cloth, usually flax, hemp, or cotton, used to make sails, tents, and protective coverings.
customary
to done or practiced according to custom or tradition rather than by law; usual.
dishearten
to depress or destroy the hope or confidence of; discourage; dispirit.
downright
absolute; forthright; straightforward.
hospitable
friendly, warm, and generous, especially in welcoming, feeding, and lodging guests.
indispensable
absolutely necessary; essential.
inflammable
capable of catching fire and burning, or easy to set aflame; flammable; easily aroused or excited.
mutual
felt, experienced, or possessed equally by each for the other or others, as among two or more peers.
reinforce
to fortify or make more effective; strengthen.
surplus
the quantity that exceeds what is needed or required; an extra amount.
transparent
permitting the passage of light and a clear view of objects on the other side.
agitation
the act or process of disturbing or stirring up.
alliance
a union of interested parties such as individuals, families, political entities, or organizations.
culminate
to arrive at a climax or conclusion (usually followed by in).
entreat
to beg (someone) for something, or to do something.
germinate
to start or cause to start a process of growth or development; sprout.
inflict
to strike or cause to be struck by, a physical assault; to impose (something unpleasant).
insinuate
to suggest (something offensive) subtly and indirectly.
literate
able to read and write.
procure
to get or get hold by effort; obtain.
truce
an agreement establishing a stopping of hostilities; peace treat.
vindictive
desirous of revenge; vengeful.
virtual
having the essence or effect but not the appearance or form of.
erupt
break through
propel
to drive or move forward
detain
to hold or keep a person in custody.
contagious
to spread through touch.
venue
to come together to watch or experience something.