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31 terms

Vocabulary for the College Bound (CH 2-3)

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Abhorrent
(followed by to) in conflict; utterly oppossed; loathsome; repugnant; odious; abominable
Abhor
utterly detest; loathe; hate
Admonish
reprove gently but seriously; warn of a fault; caution
Admonition
gentle warning; friendly reproof
Ambrosial
extremely pleasing to taste or smell; delicious; like ambrosia (the food of the gods); heavenly
Confine
shut up; imprison; keep in narrow, cramped quarters
Confinement
imprisonment
Decade
period of ten years
Detonate
explode with a suddenness and violence; cause (something) to explode
Detonation
explosion
Ephemeral
lasting one day only; fleeting; transitory; short-lived; transient
Gullible
easily decieved or cheated; credulous
Gull
decieve; cheat
Haggle
dispute or argue over a price in a petty way; bargin; wrangle
Immerse
plunge or place into a liquid; dip; duck -- engross; absorb
Immersion
state of beig deeply engrossed; absorption
Insomnia
inabilty to sleep; abnormal wakefullness; sleeplessness
Insomniac
person suffering from insomnia
Lapse
slip; error; accidental mistake; trivial fault -- interval
Lapse
cease being in force; become invalid
Probe
critical inquiry into suspected illegal activity; invetigation
Prober
investigator
Render
hand down officially; deliver (as a verdict); give
Rendering
presentation; interpretation
Repast
food for one occasion of eating; meal
Replenish
bring back to condition of being full; refill
Score
group or set of twenty; twenty
Snub
act or instance of snubbing (treating with contempt); rebuff; slight; insult
Snub
treat with disdain or contempt; slight
Suture
strand or fiber used to sew the parts of the living body; also, stitch mae wth such material
Unwittingly
unintentionally; by accident; inadvertently; unknowingly