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English 10 Vocab - Unit 4

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affiliated
(adj., verb - past participle) associated, connected
Syn.: attached, related
ascertain
(verb) to find out
Syn.: discover, establish
attainment
(noun) an accomplishment, the act of achieving
Syn.: achievement, fulfillment
bequeath
(verb) to give or pass on as an inheritance
syn.: transmit, bestow
cogent
(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
Syn.: persuasive, compelling
converge
(verb) to move toward one point, approach nearer together
Syn.: meet, unite
disperse
(verb) to scatter, spread far and wide
Syn.: break up, dispel
esteem
(verb) to regard highly; (noun) a highly favorable opinion or judgment
Syn.: (verb) respect, honor
expunge
(verb) to erase, obliterate, destroy
Syn.: efface, annihilate
finite
(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
Syn.: bounded, measurable
invulnerable
(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
Syn.: impregnable, impervious
malevolent
(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
Syn.: malicious, wicked
nonchalant
(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
Syn.: composed, unruffled
omniscient
(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
Syn.: wise, all-knowing
panacea
(noun) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
Syn.: universal cure
scrupulous
(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
Syn.: painstaking, meticulous
skulk
(verb) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
Syn.: lurk, slink
supercilious
(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
Syn.: snobbish, patronizing
uncanny
(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
Syn.: inexplicable, spooky
venial
(adj.) easily excused; pardonable
Syn.: excusable, forgivable

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