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69 terms

World Wealth Part 2 Unit 7

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galvanize
to stimulate, excite
iterate
to utter again, repeat
reiterate
to repeat or keep repeating something
recapitulate
to summarize the main points that have been made
tautology
needless reiteration of an idea on other words of phrases
redundant
wordy, excessive
nurture
to nourish, foster, rear
cherish
to cling to something with affection
espouse
to adopt and support an idea as one does a spouse
ostracize
to banish, exclude
banishment, exile, deportation
separation from one's country
expatriation
you banish your country by leaving it (opposite of exile)
prevaricate
to evade the truth, lie or quibble
mendacity
simple, deliberate lying not always intended to mislead
fabrication
creative or imaginative lying
duplicity
double-dealing
perjury
deceit or lies, especially in court under oath
counterfeit
a deceptive imitation of what it represents
simulation
acting or pretending, sometimes to deceive, but more often to entertain
dissimulation/dissembling
forms of deliberate, unqualified pretense
hypocrisy
the feigning of qualities opposite to the ones actually possessed
forgery
written signature appearing to be someone else's but is not
scrutinize
to examine closely
inscrutable
of an obscure nature
transfigure
to transform, glorify
transmute
a complete change in the nature or form of a quality or substance
metamorphose
complete change in terms of a living organism
vacillate
to waver or be changeable
venerate
to regard with deep respect, revere
deference
respectfulness, but not so reverent as veneration
adoration
deep affection with awe
vitiate
to contaminate, debase, or render worthless (legally is to make ineffective)
debauch
to lead a person morally astray in the sense of sensual indulgence
deprave
to corrupt one, especially in the sense of character
pervert
to turn one away from right thinking or actions
articulate
spoken distinctly, able to express (oneself)
juvenile
youthful, for children, immature
puerile
childish in a uncomplimentary sense
lucrative
profitable, remunerative
mercenary
acting from desire for money
cupidity
greed or excessive desire for wealth
avarice
an active, grasping appetite for money or gain
niggardliness
stinginess that pays the smallest amount possible for articles purchased
parsimoniousness
excessive frugality and economy to the point of niggardliness
penuriousness
stinginess to the point where one appears poverty-stricken
miserliness
avarice to the point of penuriousness, or beyond
pallid
pale, wan
anemic
paleness often from result of a disease and implies weakness
sallow
yellowish or unhealthy looking
ghastly
very pale, like a ghost, a variant of ghostly
cadaverous
pale like a corpse
hoary
white or gray with age
ashen
paleness suggesting fright or terror
livid
blue or gray, typically form cold or anger
pious
outwardly religious, godly
devout
a person who is fervent and deeply religious
orthodox
holding closely to tradition
provident
exercising foresight, thrifty
providential
fortunate or lucky
tolerant
forbearing, respectful
turbulent
disorderly, tumultuous
turbid
muddy or muddled
turgid
swollen, distended
perturb or disturb
agitation or disorder
turbine
creates an orderly but powerful "disturbance"
vicious
evil, destructive, savage
villainous
like the acts of a villain
diabolical
devilish
nefarious
extremely evil