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20 terms

8th vocabulary lessons 23-24

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intolerance
(n.) unwillingness to accept beliefs that are different from one's own; sensitivity to a food or medicine
activate
to make active; to set in motion
petty
trivial or unimportant; spiteful
charitable
generous in giving gifts or helping with the needy
pious
suggesting real or affected devotion to religious beliefs
colossal
huge; gigantic; vast
tarnish
to dull or detract from the brightness of; (n) a film of chemically altered metal that dulls the surface
invariable
not changing; without excpetion
eccentric
(adj) very odd in dress or behavior; (n) a person with these qualities
confide
to tell in confidence; to entrust with
clarify
to make clear by removing impurities; to make understandable by explaining
irk
to irritate; to tire out
essay
(n) a short composition on a single topic; (v) to try; to test the quality of
proposal
a plan that is put forward for consideration
sarcasm
a sharp remark uttered to mock or make fun of something or someone
successor
one who succeeds or follows another in an office or position
apt
fitting; likely; clever
summit
the highest point; a peak; a meeting of heads of state
temperament
disposition; the manner in wich a person thinks and responds
deduction
a conclusion based on reasoning; a subtraction