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30 terms

Units 6-8

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Melancholy
gloomy; sad
Persecution
the act or practice of oppressing or harassing with ill-treatment, especially because of race, religion, gender, or beliefs.
Avarice
immoderate desire for wealth; greed
Ostentation
display meant to impress others; boastful showiness
Nonconformist
one who does not follow generally accepted beliefs, customs, or practices
Exhilaration
a feeling of high spirits or lively joy.
Decorum
good taste in conduct or appearance
Deliberately
in an unhurried and thoughtful manner
Perturbation
disturbances of the emotions; agitation; uneasiness
Speculating
engaging in risky business transactions on the chance of a quick or considerable profit.
abhorrence
The act of detesting extremely.
abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absolution
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
accede
To agree
acumen
Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
affluence
A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
altruism
Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
annihilate
To destroy absolutely.
astringent
Harsh in disposition or character.
astute
Keen in discernment.
Paradigm
an outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype
Parameter
an arbitrary constant whose value characterizes a member of a system
Plagiarize
to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
Recapitulate
to restate briefly
reciprocal
shared, felt, or shown by both sides
Reparation
the act of making amends, offering expiation, or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury
suffragist
one who advocates for the extension of voting rights
subjugate
to make submissive
supercilious
coolly and patronizingly haughty
tempestuous
turbulent; stormy