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15 terms

Vocab Power Plus H Lesson 14

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abstinence
n. the practice of refraining from indulgence; doing without
annihilation
n. total destruction
callous
adj. emotionally unfeeling, insensitive
delve
v. to search deeply, as though digging
entrails
n. the internal organs, especially intestines
grapple
v. to wrestle fiercely | n. a metal shaft having myltiple hooks, often thrown with a rope for climbing, and used for grasping and holding an object
incipient
adj. beginning to exist or become noticeable; in an early stage of development
mandatory
adj. required; obligatory
obliterate
v. to destroy entirely; to wipe out completely
pliable
adj. easily shaped or bent, in form or in mind
rummage
v. to search thoroughly and hastily, often chaotically
solemn
adj. serious and sincere | revered sincerely and seriously
tedious
adj. tiresome because of dullness or length
ungainly
adj. lacking grace; clumsy
vilify
v. to make vicious statements about