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Academic III Vocab Set 3

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aberration
departure from what is normal or typical
supercilious
thinking you are above others, arrogant, haughty
abhor
to dislike intensely, to loathe, to despise
benediction
to say or speak well of, a spoken blessing
benefactor
one who has given help, especially financial
benevolent
an inclination to do good, kindliness
benign
good-natured, kindly, favorable, not malignant
malefactor
an evildoer or criminal
malignant
having an evil influence, very harmful
malediction
a curse; a wish of evil upon another
malevolent
wishing evil or harm to others
malicious
groundless, without substance, false
ponderous
having great weight
ignominy
great personal dishonor, shame
emaciated
thin and sickly, extremely thin; wasted away
efficacy
power to produce a desired effect
malice
ill will, animosity, spite, hatred
caprice
an impulsive change of mind
allot
to divide into shares
expiate
to make up for, to atone
iniquity
gross immorality or injustice, a sin
amenable
responsive to advice, obedient, willing to go along
mollify
to calm in temper or feeling, to calm
virtuous
having moral excellence
pestilence
an evil influence or agent, a usually fatal epidemic disease