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Unit 14F Definitions

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Amenable
willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible.
Berate
to scold sharply
Carnage
large-scale slaughter or loss of life
Credulous
too ready to believe, easily decieved
Criterion
a rule, test; a standard for judgment or evaluation
Deplete
to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
Expatiate
to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
Extraneous
(adj.) coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant
Inception
the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.
Infirmity
a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral, etc.)
Jejune
lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile
Obdurate
stubborn, unyielding
Potpourri
A collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent
Precocious
showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
Sadistic
delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
Sententious
self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy
Supplicate
to beg earnestly and humbly
Surfeit
(n.) an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; (v.) to feed or supply with anything to excess
Tortuous
winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
Turgid
swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language