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15 terms

English IV PowerPlus Lesson 8

vocabulary eight
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pander
to exploit weaknesses of others, to cater to the vices of others
otiose
useless; futile
puerile
childish; juvenile
aleatory
dependent on luck or chance
asperity
roughness or harshness; severity
renunciation
rejection; refusal to acknowledge
unimpeachable
unquestionable; beyond doubt
inveigh
to disapprove angrily; to protest
lionize
to assign great social importance to; to treat as a celebrity
allay
to relieve; to alleviate
vitiate
to corrupt morally; to contaminate
recalcitrant
stubbornly resistant; showing opposition
exegesis
an explanation of a text; a critical interpretation
ameliorate
to make better; to improve
profligate
wasteful and immoral