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Dr. Coriaty Vocabulary Quiz 4 (pgs. 35-37)

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acquit (v)
1: relieve from an accusation; pronounce not guilty; discharge; excupate; exonerate 2: perform one's part; conduct oneself
acquittal (n)
exculpation; discharge
complex (adj)
having varied interrelated parts and therefore hard to understand; complicated; intricate
complexity (n)
difficulty; intricacy
consign (v)
give, transfer, or deliver, as if by signing over; hand over; commit
consignee (n)
person to whom something is shipped
effrontery (n)
shameless boldness; insolence; gall; temerity; nerve; chutzpah
excruciating (adj)
causing great pain or anguish; agonizing; unbearably painful
forbearance (n)
act of forbearing (refraining); abstaining; leniency; patience
hamper (v)
interfere with; hinder; impede
nettlesome (adj)
literally, full of nettles (plants with stinging hairs); irritating; causing annoyance or vexation
oblivious (adj)
(usually followed by of) forgetful; unmindful; not aware; unwitting
oblivion (n)
condition of being forgotten or unknown; forgetfullness
prodigious (adj)
extraordinary in amount or size; enormous; gigantic; huge; colossal
prodigy (n)
person of extraordinary talent or ability; wonder
rejuvenate (v)
make young or youthful again; give new vigor to; reinvigorate; refresh
residue (n)
whatever is left after a part is taken, disposed of, or gone; remainder; rest
residual (adj)
remaining after a part is used or taken
salutary (adj)
favorable to health; healthful; curative; beneficial; salubrious
scrutinize (v)
examine very closely; inspect; vet
scrutiny (n)
examination; inspection; review
supersede (v)
force out of use; displace; supplant; replace
sweltering (adj)
oppressively hot; torrid; sultry
swelter (v)
suffer from oppressive heat
unruffled (adj)
not upset or agitated; calm; cool; unflustered; imperturbable; collected
unwieldy (adj)
hard to wield (handle) because of size or weight; unmanageable; bulky; cumbersome
unwieldiness (n)
bulkiness
withdraw (v)
1: take back; remove 2: draw back; go away; retreat; leave
withdrawal (n)
1; taking back; removal 2: drawing back; retreat; departure
zany (adj)
having the characteristics of a clown; mildly insane; crazy; clownish; loony
zany (n)
clown; buffoon