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54 terms

Central Ideas 16-20

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abroad
adv. in or to a foreign land or lands
commute
v. travel back and forth daily, as from a home in the suburbs to a job in the city
commuter
n. person who commutes
denizen
n. inhabitant; dweller; resident; occupant
domicile
n. house; home; dwelling; residence; abode
inmate
n. person confined in an institution, prison, hospital, etc
migrate
v. 1. move from one place to settle in another
2. move from one place to another with the season changes
native
n. person born in a particular place
native
adj. born of originating in a particular place
nomad
n. member of a tribe that has no fixed adobe but wanders from place to place; wanderer
nomadic
adj. roaming from place to place; wandering; roving
sojourn
n. temporary stay
defiance
n. refusal to obey authority; dispostion to resist; state of opposition
infraction
n. breaking (of law, regulation, etc.); violation; breach
insubordinate
adj. not submitting to authority; disobedient; mutinous; rebellious
insurgent
n. person who rises in revolt; rebel
insurrection
n. uprising against established authority; rebellion; revolt
malcontent
n. discontented person; rebel
perverse
adj. obstinate (in opposing what is right or reasonable); willful; wayward
sedition
n. speech, writing, or action seeking to overthrow government; treason
transgress
v. go beyond set of limits of; violate, break, or overstep a command or law
trespass
v. encroach on another;s rights, privileges, property, etc.
acquiesce
v. accept by keeping silent; submit; quitely; comply
allegiance
n. loyalty; devotion; faithfulness; fidelity
defer
v. yeild to another out respect authority, or courtesy; submit politely
discipline
v. trian in obedience; bring under control
docile
adj. easily taught; obedient; tractable; submissive
meek
adj. submissive; yielding without resentment when ordered about or hurt by others; acquiescent
pliable
adj. easily bent or influenced; yielding; adaptable
submit
v. yield to another's will, authority, or power; yield; surrender
tractable
adj. easily controlled, led, or taught; docile
chronic
adj. 1. marked by long duration or frequent recurrence
2. having a characteristic, habit, disease, etc., for a long time; confirmed; habitual
concurrent
adj. occuring at the same time; simulaneous; contemporary
dawdle
v. waster time; loiter; idle
imminent
adj. about to happen; threatening to occur soon; near at hand
incipient
adj. beginning to show itself; commencing in an early stage; initial
intermittent
adj. coming and going at intervals; stopping and beginning again; recurrent; periodic
perennial
adj. 1. lasting indefinitely; incessant; enduring; permanent; constant; perpetual; everlasting
2. (of plants) continuing to live from year to year
procrastinate
v. put off until later things that should be done now; defer; postpone
protract
v. draw out; lengthen in time; prolong; continue; extend
sporadic
adj. occuring occasionally or in scattered instances; isolated; infrequent
compulsory
adj. required by authority; obligatory
entail
v. involve as a necessary consequence; impose; require
essence
n. most necessary or significant part, aspect, or feature; fundamental nature; core
gratuitous
uncalled for; unwarranted
imperative
adj. not to be avoided; urgent; necessary; obligatory; compulsory
incumbent
adj. (with on or upon) imposed as a duty; obligatory
indispensable
adj. absolutely necessary; essential
necessitate
v. make necessary ; reqiure; demand
oblige
v. compel; force; put under a duty or obligation
obviate
v. make unnecessary; preclude`
prerequisite
something required beforehand
pressing
adj. requiring immediate attention; urgent
superfluous
adj. more than what is enough or necessary; surplus; excessive; unnecessary