20 terms

Vocabulary #2 Quiz Summer School 2018 (Session 2)

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Primate
One of the group of animals including monkeys, apes, and humans
Contraption
A complicated machine.
Carnal
Fully related to the body: physical, especially sexual, needs and activities.
Intrinsic
Belonging to something or someone's basic nature.
Incentive
Reward intended to motivate.
Precedent
A decision from the past which serves as an example of how to deal with a similar situation in the future.
Populace
The mass of people who live in an area
Abolition
The act of officially ending something
Converts
People who change to a different religion or belief system
Persecution
The act of treating people cruelly because of their religion or beliefs
Titanic
Gargantuan; humongous
Preoccupation
A condition in which one is focused on something and can't be distracted
Hysterically
With emotional intensity; in an overwhelming way
Tremulous
Timid, nervous
Shrapnel
Fragments of an object scattered violently from an explosion
Recumbent
Lying down
Equivocation
The use of vague or ambiguous language to avoid committing oneself or to hide the truth
Complacently
In a way that suggests a self-absorbed lack of awareness or concern
Omnipresent
Always there; constant
Transmogrified
Altered, especially in an absurd manner
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