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15 terms

Book 9, Lesson 5

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callow
young and inexperienced; immature
contemporary
a person living during the same period as another
cynical
doubtful of the sincerity of others' motives; skeptical
despot
a ruler with absolute power or tyrannical control over a group of people
enunciate
to pronounce clearly
to state or to announce
impediment
anything that gets in the way; an obstacle
impoverish
to make poor; to take away
indolent
indulging in ease; lazy
sagacious
showing sound judgment; wise
secular
worldly; not connected with a church or religion
speculate
to think about or make guesses;
to engage in a risky business venture
strife
conflict or struggle
venerate
to show great respect for
voracious
ravenous; desiring and eating a large amount of food
wane
to get smaller, dimmer or weaker; to near an end