Chapter 4 Vocab - English

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affiliated
associated, connected
ascertain
to find out
attainment
an accomplishment, the act of achieving
bequeath
to give or pass on as an inheritance
cogent
forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
converge
to move toward one point, approach nearer together
disperse
to scatter, spread far and wide
esteem
to regard highly; a highly favorable opinion or judgment
expunge
to erase, obliterate, destroy
finite
having limits; lasting for a limited time
invulnerable
not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
malevolent
spiteful, showing ill will
nonchalant
cool and confident, unconcerned
omniscient
knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding; all-knowing
panacea
a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
scrupulous
exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
skulk
to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
supercilious
proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
uncanny
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
venial
easily excused; pardonable