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A+B 851-875

Elite
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admonish
v. to warn so a fault can be corrected or a danger avoided
commute
v. to change a punishment to one less severe
meager
adj. lacking in quantity or vigor; scanty
disparage
v. to speak in a disapproving or slighting manner; to belittle
neural
adj. pertaining to a nerve, the nervous system, or the brain
refuse
n. garbage
prosperity
n. wealth; good fortune
engulf
v. to swallow up; overwhelm
saturate
v. to soak or fill to capacity
invalidate
v. to cancel; deprive of legal importance; nullify
wreak
v. to inflict; to cause (something bad)
auditory
adj. relating to the sense of hearing
muse
v. to meditate; to consider thoughtfully
disdain
n. a feeling of contempt
grovel
v. to beg; to lower oneself to please another
delegate
v. to entrust to another person; n. a person authorized to act as the representative of another
retrospect
n. the consideration of past events
utopia
n. an ideally perfect place
ponder
v. to think over with great care
intervene
v. to come between two things
ineffable
adj. incapable of being expressed
imposing
adj. impressive by virtue of size, power, or manner
vanguard
adj. the leading position in army or fleet; the leading position in a movement or trend
calamity
n. an event causing extreme trouble and misery
irony
n. a use of words in which the intended meaning is very different from the literal sense; an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs, esp. one that suggests a lesson about human folly
proselytize
v. to convert from one faith or cause to another
heckle
v. to harass (a speaker) with questions or taunts
emaciated
adj. made thin unnaturally; abnormally thin due to starvation
insurrection
n. a rebellion
wallow
v. to roll about lazily, in or as if in water, snow, or mud; to revel
hygienic
adj. tending to promote or preserve health
subjugate
v. to bring under control; to conquer
boon
n. a welcome benefit
catalyst
n. something or someone that initiates a reaction, esp. without being involved in or changed by the consequences
plebeian
adj. common
penurious
adj. extreme or petty unwillingness to spend money
imbroglio
n. a confused misunderstanding or disagreement
albeit
adv. although
nostrum
n. a potion given as a medicine of doubtful effectiveness
obfuscate
v. to make difficult to understand; to make indistinct
parley
n. a discussion, esp. between enemies to resolve disputes
tactile
adj. of or related to the sense of touch
humid
adj. moist
jeer
v. to make fun of; n. mockery
suffuse
v. to spread through or over (as with light or color)
rubric
n. a category, class, title, or name
condolence
n. sympathy with another in sorrow
haphazard
adj. mere chance; accident
panegyric
n. elaborate praise, esp. in a formal, public setting
fervid
adj. extremely emotional; passionate