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Chapters 5.17-5.21 Vocabulary for College Bound Students

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Immortal
1. not subject to death
2. not subject to oblivion; imperishable
Immortality
1. Eternal life
2. Lasting frame
Moribund
Dying; near death
Mortal
1. destined to die
2. human
3. causing death; fatal, as a mortal blow
Mortality
1. death rate
2. mortal nature
Mortician
Undertaker
Mortification
shame; humiliation; embarrassment
Mortify
Embarrass; shame; humiliate;
Mortuary
Funeral
Rigor Mortis
stiffness of the body that sets in several hours after death, "stiffness of death"
Corporal
bodily, as corporal punishment
Corporation
body authorized by law to carry on an activity with the rights and duties of a single person
Corps
1. organized body of persons
2.branch of the military, as the Marine Corps
Corpse
Dead body
Corpulent
bulky; obese; very fay
Corpus
general collection or body of writings, laws, etc.
Corpuscle
1. blood cell
2. Minute particle
Corpus Delicti
1. Facts proving that a crime has been committed
2. body of the victim in a murder
Espirit de Corps
Spirit of a body of persons; group spirit
Habeas Corpus
1. write requiring a detained person to be brought before a court to investigate the legality of that person's detention
2. right of a citizen to secure court protection against illegal imprisonment
Incorporate
combine so as to from one body
Aqueduct
artificial channel for conduction water over a distance
Conducive
tending to lead to; contribute; helpful
Conduct
Lead; guide; escort
Deduction
1. taking away; subtraction
2. reasoning from the general to the particular
Duct
tube or channel for conducting a liquid, air, etc.
Ductile
1. able to be drawn out or hammered thing
2. easily led; docile
Induce
lead on; move by persuasion
Induct
admit ("lead in") as a member; initiate
Induction
1. Ceremony by which one is made a member; initiation
2. Reasoning from the particular to the general
Seduction
enticement; leading astray into wrongdoing
Traduce
malign; slander; vilify; calumniate
Viaduct
bridge for conduction a road or railroad over a valley, river, etc.
Consecutive
following in regular order; successive
Consequence
1. that which follows logically; result
2. importance, as a person of consequence
Execute
1. follow through to completion; carry out
2. put to death
Inconsequential
of no consequence; trivial; unimportant
Prosecute
1. follow to the end or until finished
2. conduct legal proceedings against; sue
Sequel
something that follows; continuation; consequence; outcome
Sequence
the following of one thing after another; succession; orderly series
Sequential
arranged in a sequence; serial
Concur
1. agree; be of the same opinion
2. happen together; coincide
Concurrent
running together; occuring at the same time
Current
1. running or flowing
2. now in progress, prevailing
Curriculum
course of study in a school or college
Cursive
running or flowing
Cursory
running over hastily; superficially done, as a cursory glance
Discursive
wandering from one topic to another; rambling; digressive
Excursion
going out or forth; expedition
Incur
1. meet with something undesirable
2. bring upon oneself
Incursion
1. a rushing into
2. hostile invasion; raid
Precursor
forerunner; predecessor
Recur
happen again