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Vocabulary Lessons 7-11

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calamity
(n) tragedy
comprehensive
(adj) complete/all or everything
conventional
(adj) traditional
flagrant
(adj) purposely done to harm
fluctuate
(v) be unsteady; rise or fall
persevere
(v) keep trying/don't give up
ponder
(v) to think
rehabilitate
(v) restore to health
turmoil
(n) state of confusion, disturbance, or uncertainty
venture
(v) journey to unknown place
attest
(v) to bear witness; certify
attribute
(n) a quality of a person
discern
(v) to distinguish
dispatch
(v) to send off or away
enhance
(v) to improve
enigma
(n) mystery/puzzle
exemplify
(v) be a strong example
mobile
(adj) movable
nocturnal
(adj) at night
orient
(v) to locate
concurrent
(adj) occurring simultaneously
confiscate
(v) to take away
constitute
(v) to make up or create
decipher
(v) to figure out
default
(v) to fail to meet an obligation
hypothetical
(adj) possible situations
nominal
(adj) a small amount
predominant
(adj) main or most
prerequisite
(adj) required
recession
(n) economic setback
degenerate
(v) deteriorate
implausible
(adj) not likely
incoherent
(adj) unclear
intercede
(v) to intervene
intricate
(adj) very complicated or detailed
sanctuary
(n) a place of refuge or safety
scrutiny
(n) critical examination
sinister
(adj) harmful or evil
suffice
(v) be enough; adequate
vulnerable
(adj) susceptible to harm
blatant
(adj) obvious
blight
(n) harmful
contrive
(v) devise
garble
(adj) mixed up
gaunt
(adj) very skinny (anorexic)
gloat
(v) boast
immaculate
(adj) very clean/close to perfection
plagiarism
(n) copy another's work without consent
qualm
(n) guilty concern
retaliation
(n) revenge