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Freshman Vocab Unit 1 - Lesson 15 &16

Freshman Vocab Unit 1 - Lesson 15 and 16
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droll
whimsical; off beat
machination
scheme; consipiracy
cenotaph
a monument honoring a person buried elsewhere
officious
interfering; meddlesome
vitiate
invalidate; corrupt
altruistic
humanitarian; unselfish
tsunami
A giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide
inveterate
habitual; inured
venial
pardonable
attrition
abrasion: wearing away
caldron
large kettle
dissipate
squander; dispel
myriad
a great numbers; as stars in the sky
gambit
Ploy; ruse
tyro
beginner; novice
accolade
an award; citation
maelstrom
whirlpool; uproar
supplicate
to beg; to implore
deprecate
disapprove; belittle
attenuate
make slender; adulterate