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Vocab 7-12 Unit Test

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aspect
a way in which something can be viewed by the mind
auspice
an omen or sign of future prospects
circumspect
mindful of the situation and its potential results; prudent
conspicuous
noticeable; standing out from the crowd
horoscope
astrological forecast
inspect
to examine thoroughly
introspection
self-observation; self-examination
microscope
an instrument that optically enlarges small objects
microscopy
the use of a microscope to observe
periscope
an optical device for viewing around visual obstructions
perspective
personal outlook
perspicacious
quick to understand
prospect
a possibility; something foreseeable; a wide view
retrospective
looking backward to the past
scope
the extent of activity; range of thought or motion
spectacle
an unusual display; object of attention
spectator
one who watches
spectral
relating to or suggesting a ghost
speculate
to think about or ponder
suspect
to imagine guilt without proof
amalgamate
to join or merge together
audit
to examine and verify accounts
capital
assets contributed to a business venture
collateral
property a borrower offers as a guarantee for a loan
commodity
a product of trade or business
conglomerate
a corporation including several different companies
exemption
an amount of income freed from taxation
facsimile
a precise copy
fiscal
concerning finances or the treasury
incentive
something motivating one to act
investment
funds contributed to a business enterprise with hope of financial gain
lateral
concerning, located at, or directed toward the side
magnate
someone of influence and power, especially in industry
opportune
appropriate for a certain purpose or time
prospectus
a forecast of future business development
stipulation
a requirement specified in a legal document
stringent
characterized by scarcity of money or other financial strain
subordinate
subject to another's control
subsidy
financial aid to a person or business by government
tycoon
a wealthy, influential businessperson
affidavit
a sworn, written statement
annul
to make legally invalid or void
arbitration
the process of deciding or settling a conflict
bequeath
to leave or hand down by will
breach
a break or split in a structure, relationship, or agreement
codicil
an addition, especially to a will
concede
to admit as true; to acknowledge
concise
brief; expressing much in a few words
deposition
testimony under oath, especially a recorded statement for use in court at a later date
grievance
a circumstance considered just cause for protest, or a complaint about about such a circumstance
impartial
unbiased; lacking favoritism in deciding an issue
indict
to charge formally with a crime
jurisprudence
a system of law; the philosophy of law
mandate
an order given by a superior court to a lower court
pending
not yet decided; yet to occur
premeditate
to consider beforehand; to plan
promissory
containing a pledge or promise
redress
to correct; to make right
statute
a law
tribunal
a court or person empowered to make a judgment
allege
to accuse or assert before proving
citation
a written summons to appear in court
compulsory
required
confiscate
to seize property by an authorized branch of government
contempt
angry disregard; haughty disgust
contraband
illegally imported or exported goods
extortion
the act of obtaining funds or property through force or intimidation
filch
to steal
harass
to irritate and annoy persistently
impending
upcoming; about to occur
incarcerate
to jail
indemnify
to protect from harm, especially from financial loss
larceny
theft
malefaction
a wrongful or evil deed
matricide
the killing of one's mother
pecuniary
having to do with money
penal
concerning punishment for crime
perpetrate
to carry out; to commit
restitution
payment for damage done
waive
to give up voluntarily
affiliate
to associate as a member; to connect or associate oneself
agenda
a list of items to address during a meeting
canvass
to conduct a public opinion poll; to ask for support
cohort
a group united by a common activity
collective
a group or cooperative organization
conclave
a meeting conducted in private
consensus
an agreement of opinion or belief
convene
to assemble as an official group or meeting
coterie
a small, often exclusive, circle of people unified by common interests
dias
a platform in a meeting room for speakers or guests
delegation
one or more persons appointed to represent others
faction
a dissenting group of people within a larger group
laity
the people of a religious faith, as distinguished from its clergy
lectern
a supporting stand for books or notes for a speaker
liaison
an instance or means of communication between groups
officiate
to perform official duties, as in a ceremony; to lead a group
quorum
the minimum number of persons needed to officially conduct a group's business
roster
a list of names
tribute
an acknowledgment of respect
valedictory
a farewell speech or address
advocate
one who argues in favor of
affiliation
association; connection
assimilate
to incorporate into or become a part of an existing culture
brotherhood
an association of men united for a common purpose
coalition
a union or alliance
comprise
to include; to contain
constituent
a person represented by an elected ooffical
conventional
established by general usage, practice, or standards
credo
a statement of beliefs
defunct
no longer existing; dead
emeritus
holding title of previous rank; retired
fellowship
a union of equals sharing common interests
mediate
to resolve differences by acting as a go-between
meritorious
honorable; deserving reward
orientation
an introduction to a new position or environment
parliamentarian
an expert in parliamentary procedre
philanthropy
the promotion of human well-being, especially though donation
placard
a poster or sign
recipient
one who receives
solicit
to petition; to urge through persuasion