29 terms

GACS lclab English Exam Review

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maxim
a brief statement that conveys a general truth.
Progenitor
the founder of a line or race
magnate
an important, powerful person in buisness
Progeny
children or descendants
matriculate
to enroll in a degree program, especially at a college.
sophisticated
one well traveled and knowledgeable about culture, and fashion
sophistry
use of trickery and false logic in arguments
immortalize
to preserve in memory forever.
symbiotic
mutually beneficial, supporting one another.
noxious
harmful to physical or moral health.
Metaphorical
symbolic rather than literal
inalienable
not able to be taken away
injunction
an order which legally prevents something
inclusive
containing all, not keeping any out
recurrent
happening repeatedly
preclude
prevent from happening
digress
to move away from the topic off hand, ramble
superfluous
additional to what is necessary, extra
preamble
a passage or speech which introduces another longer passage or speech
collapse
complete failure and ruin
relapse
a falling back into an old illness or bad habit
decadent
overly luxurious and lacking moral discipline excessive.
voracious
devouring everything
indomitable
unbeatable, resilient
Theocracy
government by a religious leader or figure
equanimity
evenness of mind or spirit, calm.
magnanimous
generous in spirit
dissemble
to conceal the truth, to deceive
surreptitious
hidden or secret, done without notice.