Word Voyage Semester 1 English Final

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Aboriginal
First; original; indigenous; primitive; native
Absolve
To set free, or release, as from obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from guilt or blame or their consequences
Abstract
Considered apart from any application to a particular object, concrete reality or actual instances; separated from matter; existing in the mind only.
Access
The ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with or use; admittance.
Accordance
Agreement; conformity
Accreditation
The act of granting credit or recognition; certification as meeting all formal official requirements.
acupuncture
An originally Chinese medical practice of inserting needles into specific areas of the skin, especially to cure illness or to relieve pain.
Adhere
To stick fast or cleave; cling; to stay attached.
Adjudicate
To try, hear, and determine (an issue or dispute); to settle by decree of a court of law; to sit in judgment.
Adversary
A person or group who is turned against another or others with a design to oppose or resist them; a member of an opposing or hostile party; an opponent; an enemy; a foe.
Advice
An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.
Advise
To counsel; to warn.
Affidavit
A sworn statement in writing; a declaration in writing, signed and made upon oath before an authorized official.
Altimeter
An instrument for measuring vertical elevation above sea level.
Ambiguous
Lacking clearness or definiteness; obscure; indistinct.
Ambivalent
Uncertain or indecisive as to which course to follow; being unable to choose between two courses of action; conflicted.
Anarchy
Absence of government or law; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion; insubordination.
Antebellum
Before or existing before a war, especially the American Civil War.
Antecedent
A preceding circumstance, event, style, phenomenon.
Anthropology
The science of the physical and cultural development of humankind.
Appliance
A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function; often, an electrical device for use in the home.
Aqueduct
A conduit used to convey water over a long distance, either by a tunnel or more usually by a bridge.
Archetype
The original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; prototype; a perfect example.
Architect
A person who designs and guides a plan or undertaking to make something. A person who designs buildings and advises in their construction.
Artifact
A handmade object, or the remains of one, characteristic of an earlier time or cultural stage.
Artificial
Made by human skill; not natural; imitation; simulated.
Audible
Capable of being heard; actually heard.
Audition
A trial hearing given to a singer, actor, or performer to test suitability for a role.
Aversion
Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; reluctance.
Belligerent
Of warlike character; aggressively hostile, combative.
Carnivorous
Flesh-eating; feeding on animals. Related to or characteristic of flesh-eating creatures.
Demagogue
A person who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions and prejudices of a people.
Dismal
Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull.
Encyclopedia
A work containing detailed knowledge and information about a variety of subjects or a comprehensive treatment about one subject.
Fumigate
To expose to smoke or fumes, as in disinfecting or exterminating pests.
Inanimate
Lifeless; spiritless
Jurisdiction
Sphere or extent of authority; the territory over which authority is exercised.
Manuscript
The original text of an author's work, handwritten or now usually typed, that is submitted to a publisher.
Matriarch
The female head of a family or tribal line; a ruler by maternal right.
Orifice
A mouth or aperture, as of a tube, pipe, etc.; an opening; a mouth-like opening or hole; mouth; vent.
Orthopedic
Of, pertaining to, or employed in, the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system.
Pandemic
(Of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area.
Personification
The attribution of a human nature, qualities, or character to inanimate objects, animals, or abstract notions.
Philanthropy
Altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money or work.
Primordial
First in order; primary; original; of earliest origin; constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed.
Privilege
A special benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or immunity not enjoyed by others or by all; special enjoyment of a good, or exemption from an evil or burden; a prerogative.
Sophomore
A student in the second year of high school or college. A person or group in the second year of any endeavor.
Synchronize
To cause to occur at the same time or coincide or agree in time.
Transaction
The act or process of conducting business.
Verdict
The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their examination and determination.
Vociferous
Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.
Abhorrence
Extreme repugnance or aversion; the feeling of utter dislike.
Anon
Soon; in a little while.
Arbiter
A person appointed or chosen by parties to decide a dispute; judge.
Adamant
Utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc.
Dissoluble
Capable of being dissolved.
Imbued
Saturated or impregnated with moisture, color, etc.; filled or soaked; spread or diffused through.
Ephemeral
Short lived, transitory; lasting but one day.
Execrate
To detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.
Barbarity
Cruelty; inhumanity; brutal conduct.
Enegmatic
Relating to or resembling a puzzle; obscure; perplexing; mysterious.
Feign
To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit.
Imprecate
To invoke or wish evil upon; to curse; to utter obscenities or profanities.
Mutability
The quality of being liable or subject to change or alteration, either in form, state, or essential character; susceptibility to change; inconstancy; fickleness.
Obdurate
Hardened in feelings; unmoved by persuasion; unyielding; hard-hearted; stubborn.
Offal
The rejected or waste parts of any process, especially the inedible parts of a butchered animal, such as the viscera.
Opaque
Impervious to the rays of light; not transparent.
Perdition
Entire loss; utter destruction; ruin; esp., the utter loss of the soul, or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal death.
Purloin
To take dishonestly; to steal; to take by theft; to filch; pilfer.
Rent
Separated into parts with force or violence.
Sanguinary
Attended with much bloodshed; bloody.
Timorous
Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage.
Vestige
A mark or visible sign left by something which is lost, or has perished, or is no longer present.
Wantonly
In a malicious or unjustifiable manner; without regard for what is right or just; carelessly; recklessly; willfully; lasciviously.
Mitigate
To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to moderate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; to mollify
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