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20 terms

Vocab Lesson 19 & 20

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Abound
v. to teem; to exist in large numbers; to have plenty
Admirably
adv. in a worthy manner; commendably; excellently
Affidavit
n. a written statement made under oath
Amnesty
n. a general pardon, especially for political prisoners
Bias
n. a line slanting diagonally across the weave of a fabric; a prejudice or personal tendency / v. to prejudice or sway
Censure
v. to criticize or blame; / n. a condemning judgment; a reprimand
Diminutive
n. referring to suffixes or altered word forms that designate smallness, affection, or familiarity; a very small person or thing; / adj. tiny; of small size
Inalienable
adj. not capable of being given or withdrawn
Rift
v. to break open; to split; / n. a split; a break in friendly relations
Timorous
adj. easily frightened; fearful; timid; cowardly
Bedlam
n. a place or condition of chaos or turmoil
Curtail
v. to shorten; to decrease
Constituent
n. a necessary part or element; a voter represented by an elected official; / adj. necessary in making up a whole; component
Colloquial
adj. informal in language; conversational
Consolidate
v. to unite; to strengthen; to make solid or firmly established
Emancipate
v. to set free; to release from slavery or oppression
Destitute
adj. poverty-stricken; penniless; being without
Exultant
adj. rejoicing greatly; triumphant
Ornate
adj. elaborate; excessively adorned or ornamented
Prelude
n. anything serving as an introduction, such as an introductory section of a piece of music; an opening