20 terms

Set 8 Vocab

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asylum
an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
console
to comfort; the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device
dwindle
to lessen, diminish
flippant
lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
liability
a debt; something disadvantageous
pugnacious
quarrelsome, fond of fighting
realm
a kingdom; a region or field of study
rejuvenate
to make young again; to make like new
sterling
genuine, excellent; made of sliver of standard fineness
warp
to twist out of shape; an abnormality
assurance
a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
dilate
to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
dross
refuse, wast products
immunity
resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
institute
to establish, set up; organization that promotes learning
preposterous
ridiculous, senseless
rabid
furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme' mad; infected with rabies
remunerate
to reward, pay, reimburse
sparse
meager, scant; scattered
venture
a risky or daring undertaking; to expose to danger; to dare
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