20 terms

English 3 - Vocabulary 8

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aberration
deviating from the right path or usual course of action; a mental
disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature.
admonish
to advise against something; to warn; to scold gently; to urge strongly.
affinity
natural attraction to a person or liking for a thing; relation; connection
autonomy
n. independence, self-government
cache
n. hiding place; something hidden in a hiding place
capitulate
v. to surrender; to cease resisting.
catalyst
v. to surrender; to cease resisting.
catharsis
n. an emotional purification or relief
clemency
n. mercy; mildness
criterion
n. standard for judging; a test.
decadence
n. decay; decline
denunciation
n. expression of strong disapproval made openly or publicly
disposition
n. nature; tendency
distraught
adj. in a state of mental conflict and confusion; distracted.
embellish
v. to decorate; to elaborate upon.
enervate
v. to weaken; to lessen the strength of.
ephemeral
adj. lasting for only a short time.
expunge
v. to erase; to remove completely
fervor
n. intense emotion; great warmth of feeling
furtive
adj. done quickly and with stealth to avoid being noticed; secret