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21 terms

Vocabulary 5.15-5.17

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assimilate
1. make similar or like
2. to take in and incorporate as one's own; absorb
dissimilar
opposite of similar; unlike; different
similarity
likeness; resemblance
simile
comparison of two different things introduced by like or as
simulate
give the appearance of; feign; imitate
simultaneous
existing or happening at the same times; contemporary; concurrent
desolate
lay waste; ravage; devastate
desolate
left alone; deserted; abandoned; forsaken; forlorn
sole
one and only; single; lone
soliloquy
speech made to oneself when alone
solitary
opposite of accompanied; being or living alone; without companions
solitude
condition of being alone; loneliness; seclusion
solo
musical composition (or anything) performed by a single person
absolute
1. completely free of constitutional or other restraint; autocratic; despotic
2. utter; outright; unquestionable
dissolution
act of loosening or breaking up into component parts
dissolve
1. break up; disintegrate; disband
2. cause to disappear; end
resolution
solving; solution; answer
resolve
break up; solve; explain; unravel
soluble
1. capable of being dissolved or made into a liquid
2. solvable
solvent
substance, usually liquid, able to dissolve another substance, known as the solute
solvent
able to pay all one's debts