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Wordly Wise 3000 book 10 lesson 3

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Curtail
V. To cut short or reduce.
Discriminate
V. 1. To make or recognize clear distinctions.
2. To treat in a less or more favorable way.
Discrimination n. 1. The recognizing of clear distinctions.
2. The act of making a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group or category rather than according to actual merit.
3. The act of making fine distinctions; good or refined taste.
Espionage
N. The act of spying, especially a government spy obtaining secrets of another government.
Inalienable
Adj. Not able to be taken or given away.
Incarcerate
V. To confine or to put in prison.
N. Incarceration
Indignity
N. An insult to one's pride; offensive or humiliating treatment.
Indiscriminate
Adj. Not marked by careful distinctions; haphazard.
Infamous
Adj. 1. Having a very bad reputation; notorious.
2. Disgraceful; vicious.
N. Infamy
Intercede
V. To act or plead on another's behalf; to try to smooth the differences between two parties.
Malign
V. To say negative and unfair things about; slander.
Adj. Evil; showing ill will.
Perpetrate
V. To commit, as a crime or other anti-social act.
N. Perpetrator
Rampant
Adj. Threateningly wild, without restraint or control; widespread.
Rancor
N. A deep, long-held feeling of hatred or bitterness.
Reparation
N. 1. A mending or repair.
2. (Usually plural) a making up or payment for a wrong or damage done, especially in the case of an intentional war.
Smattering
N. 1. Superficial , scattered knowledge.
2. A small amount.