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Unit 1-3 Vocabulary (Mrs. Snavely)
Terms in this set (60)
official approval or sanction
to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one's grief; to assuage one's pain.
to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve: to assuage one's hunger.
to soothe, calm, or mollify: to assuage his fears; to assuage her anger.
to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve: strategies to ameliorate negative effects on the environment.
imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.
the perpendicular, or vertical, position.
to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.
to dislike strongly.
the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of another group.
associated with something by chance rather than as an integral part; extrinsic.
Botany, Zoology . appearing in an abnormal or unusual position or place, as a root.
high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious.
a combination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc.
a union into one body or mass; fusion.
immature or inexperienced: a callow youth.
(of a young bird) featherless; unfledged.
roundabout; not direct: a circuitous route; a circuitous argument.
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.
the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay: unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.
to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke
to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis
a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class
to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
by virtue of office or official position.
to atone for; make amends or reparation for
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to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done
agitation; unrest; excitement; commotion; tumult
made commonplace or trite; stale; banal
a break or interruption in the continuity of a work;any gap or opening.
unintentional: an inadvertent insult.
not attentive; heedless.
of, relating to, or characterized by lack of attention.
to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress: to infringe a copyright; to infringe a rule.
to establish (oneself or someone else) in the favor or good graces of someone, especially by deliberate effort
a person who interferes or meddles in the affairs of others: He was an athiest who felt like an interloper in this religious gathering.
belonging to a thing by its very nature
an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.
to act or interpose in behalf of someone in difficulty or trouble, as by pleading or petition: to intercede with the governor for a condemned man.
to attempt to reconcile differences between two people or groups; mediate.
to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against )
worn out or wearied, as by overwork or overuse.
gruesome; horrible; revolting: the lurid details of an accident.
weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor.
a condition of indolent indifference: the pleasant lassitude of the warm summer afternoon.
deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy: to receive a gift for meritorious service.
a period of 1000 years
containing, bearing, or giving a name or names.
not committing oneself, or not involving committal, to a particular view, course, or the like: The senator gave us a noncommittal answer.
beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious.
to steal or take dishonestly (money, especially public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle.
to pass into or through every part of
moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance: a petulant toss of the head.
to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly: to precipitate an international crisis.
to cast down headlong; fling or hurl down.
to cast, plunge, or send, especially violently or abruptly: He precipitated himself into the struggle.
a right, privilege, etc., limited to a specific person or to persons of a particular category: It was the teacher's prerogative to stop the discussion.
natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition: a proclivity to meticulousness.
having or showing the manners, viewpoints, etc., considered characteristic of unsophisticated inhabitants of a province; rustic; narrow or illiberal; parochial: a provincial point of view.
coolness of mind; calmness; composure: They committed the robbery with complete sang-froid.
any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
to assume or have the appearance or characteristics of: He simulated the manners of the rich.
rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe: stringent laws.
to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess.
to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed: to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy.
lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak: a tenuous argument.
offense; annoyance; displeasure: to feel umbrage at a social snub; to give umbrage to someone; to take umbrage at someone's rudeness.
the slightest indication or vaguest feeling of suspicion, doubt, hostility, or the like.
characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.
something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism.
to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts: We wheedled him incessantly, but he would not consent.
to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute
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