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19 terms

Lesson 1 Challenge words

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impertuable
Not easily disturbed or excited: unshakably calm and collected
perambulate
v. To walk about.
perigee
nearest point to the earth in the orbit of a satellite
perpetuity
eternity
perspicacious
acutely insightful and wise
pertinacious
holding firmly, even stubbornly, to a belief
perturb
disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
pervade
spread or diffuse through
reprecussion
an effect or result
collate
to assemble in proper sequence
oblate
flattened at the poles
prelate
church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
proffer
present for acceptance or rejection
superlative
the highest level or degree attainable
vociferous
loud and noisy; compelling attention
detente
the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)
entente
a friendly understanding between political powers
portend
to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of
tendentious
having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose