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29 terms

English vocab (ch. 12-17)

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acquired
obtained possession of something
altercation
an angry dispute; quarrel
compensation
something given to make up for something else
contemptuously
showing contempt; scornfully
ecclesiastical
having to do with the church or the clergy
formidable
hard to overcome or deal with
inconsistent
not consistent; not in agreement
permanence
being permanent; lasting
prerogative
a right or privilege
qualms
sudden, disturbing feelings of uneasiness
edification
intellectual, spiritual, or moral improvement
inaudible
not audible; cannot be heard
indulged
gave in to one's pleasures; had what one wanted
obscure
not clearly expressed; hard to understand
peculiarities
strange or unusual qualities
penitentiary
a prison for criminals
perish
to be destroyed; die
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful; quiet
quarrel
an angry dispute or disagreement
resignation
the act of resigning, withdrawing
acrimonious
bitter, stinging, or caustic in nature or speech
corroborating
making more certain; double-checking; conspiring
countenance
appearance; face
frank
direct and unreserved in speech
grudge
a feeling or resentment or ill-will
lurched
staggered; stumbled
profane
hold contempt for, usually towards God or sacred principles
scrutiny
a thorough searching; a close examination or inquiry
subpoena
a summons for witnesses or evidence before a court