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20 terms

11 CP Vocab Lessons 21-22

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vogue
style; fashion; popularity
faction
a group of people within a larger group, usually causing conflict or disagreement; a selfish or quarrelsome group
assay
an analysis to determine composition; to assess or put to a test; to attempt or try
taint
a trace of something bad or harmful, or of contamination or infection; to infect, corrupt, poison; to spoil; to besmear; to stain
diverge
to move or extend in different directions from a common point; to differ in opinion
inherent
inborn, basic, native
fiord
a long, narrow inlet of the sea, with steep cliffs rising alongside
unremitting
never stopping or slackening; unceasing; constant
augment
to increase to make greater; to enlarge
subside
to sink or fall to a lower level; to become less active; to wane
abstain
to choose to do without
entomology
the branch of zoology that deals with insects
tepid
slightly warm; lukewarm; lacking warmth of feeling or enthusiasm
prototype
an original model on which subsequent forms are based; a standard example
credence
belief; acceptance as valid or true
omnivorous
eating every kind of food, both animal and vegetable; eagerly taking in everything
idyll
a short description of peaceful country life; a scene suitable for such work
catharsis
a purging; a purifying by ridding of emotions, especially through the experience of art
dissipate
to spread in every direction; to scatter; to waste
entity
a being; something with independent existence, either in actuality or in one's mind; a discrete unit