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15 terms

Mills Vocab List #3

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abridge
to shorten; to condense
absolute
total; unlimited
absolve
to forgive or free from blame; to free from sin; to free from obligation
abstinent
voluntairily not doing something, especially something pleasant that is bad for you or has a bad reputation
pacify
to calm someone down; to placate
painstaking
extremely careful; taking pains
palliate
to relieve or alleviate something without getting rid of the problem; to assuage; to mitigate
palpable
capable of being touched; obvious; tangible
paltry
insignificant; worthless
ramification
a consequence; a branching out
rancor
bitter; long-lasting ill will or resentment
saccharine
sweet; excessively or disgustingly sweet
sacrilege
violation of something sacred; blasphemy
sacrosanct
sacred; held to be inviolable
sagacious
discerning; shrewd; keen in judgment; wise