20 terms

StudySync Vocabulary #1 Quiz - Session 1 - Summer School 2018

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Lottery
An event in which the outcome is determined by chance
Paraphernalia
Objects used for a particular purpose or activity
Tradition
The handing down of knowledge, beliefs, customs, or the like from one generation to another
Ritual
A ceremony or set of acts always performed in the same way
Perfunctory
Done in a hurry and as a matter of routine
Distinguished
Recognized or famous because of an achievement or quality
Circumstances
Conditions at a certain time and place.
Privilege
A special advantage or benefit enjoyed by a select few
Debase
To reduce value or moral character.
Emphatic
Decisive, insistent, firm
Unmitigated
Absolute, complete, total
Epithet
A word or phrase that describes a person or thing
Consolatory
Providing comfort or relief
Remonstrated
To disagree or argue with
Aurora
Luminous lights that appear in the northern skies
Finicky
Particular about one's needs and preferences
Annihilate
To destroy completely or reduce to nothing
Correlate
To establish to connection or relationship between two things that exist or change together
Paradox
A statement that is seemingly contradictory or impossible and yet often reveals a larger truth
Traversed
Traveled across or through; passed over

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