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Ch 3 Vocab for Cochran

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alacrity
cheerful willingness; readiness
aversion
strong dislike; repugnance; antipathy
involuntary
not done on ones own free will; automatic; unintentional
loath
unwilling; averse; disinclined
loathe
have an intense aversion to; detest
volition
will
acclivity
upward slope
acme
highest point
apogee
farthest point from the earth in the orbit
climatic
arranged in order of increasing force and interest
consumate
perfect; superb; carried to the highest degree
eminence
high rank
eminent
standing out; notable; famous
ethereal
of the heavens; celestial; airy; delicate; intangible
exalt
lift up with joy; pride, etc. elate
precipice
very steep or overhanging place; cliff
precipitious
hasty; rash
preeminent
standing out above others; superior
sublimate
redirect the energy of a persons bad impulses into socially and morally higher channels
sublime
elevated; noble; exalted; uplifting
vertex
furthest point opposite the base
zenith
highest point; culmination; peak
abject
deserving contempt; sunk to a low condition; wretched
abysmal
deep; profound; immeasurably great
abyss
bottomless depth; immeasurably great space
anticlimax
abrupt decline from the dignified or important to the trivial or ludicrous
chasm
deep breach; wide gap or rift
declivity
downward slope
dregs
most worthless part; bottom of a liquid
earthy
down to earth
humble
not proud; modest
humiliate
lower the pride, position or dignity
humility
freedom from pride; humbleness
menial
low; mean; subservient
nadir
lowest point
plumb
get to the bottom of
profound
very deep; deeply felt; intellectually
ravine
deep narrow gorge worn by running water
consanguinity
blood relationship
filial
like a son or daughter
fraternal
of or like a brother
genealogy
a persons or families decent
gentility
good manners
kith and kin
friends and relatives
maternal
like a mother
nepotism
favoritism by relatives
paternal
of or like a father
progenitor
forefather
progeny
offspring; children; descendants
sibling
one of two or more children of a family
aroma
pleasant odor; bouquet
aromatic
sweet-scented; fragrant
fragrant
having a pleasant odor; pleasantly odorous
fusty
stale smelling; musty
incense
substance yielding a pleasant odor when burned
malodorous
ill-smelling; stinking; fetid
noisome
offensive to smell; disgusting
olfactory
pertaining to the sense of smell
pungent
sharp in smell or taste; acrid
putrid
stinking from decay
rancid
unpleasant to smell or taste from being spoiled
rank
having a strong, bad odor or taste
reek
emit a strong, disagreeable smell
scent
smell; perfume
unsavory
unpleasant to taste or smell