30 terms

3rd Quarter Vocabulary Book

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mortify
to make someone feel ashamed, humiliated, or embarrassed
credulous
ready to believe something without sufficient evidence
concise
straightforward, to the point
zealous
enthusiastically supporting a particular cause or belief
utopia
state of political or social perfection
relinquish
to surrender or give up
refute
to prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false
qualify
to meet the requirements of
metamorphosis
to change from one form to another
pervade
to spread throughout
vindicate
to show that someone or something is right by providing justification or proof
scrutinize
to examine closely; to inspect
malice
the desire to do harm to others
recluse
one who lives in solitude
abridge
to shorten in length
adjunct
something added but not always needed
impoverish
to make poor
unyielding
refusing to give way or compromise
embed
to set or enclose within something else
endeavor
an effort, try or attempt; to try
frenetic
frenzied or frantic
glut
an oversupply; to oversupply
impartial
not partial to one particular side of a dispute; treating all sides equally
impetuous
rushing into things; impulsive
implement
to put into effect or to carry out
pragmatic
concerned with practical matters
insatiable
incapable of being satisfied
mandate
an official command; to make an official command
mediate
to settle a quarrel or argument
pretentious
creating an appearance of importance or distinction

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