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Lessons 13 and 14 Vocabulary

Lessons 13 and 14 Vocabulary
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banal
-unoriginal and commonplace; trite
camouflage
-concealment by disguise or by coloring that matches the surrounding environment
-to hide by disguising or by blending in with the surrounding environment
emulate
-to strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation
-to approach or achieve equality with; to compete with successfully
mimicry
-imitation or copying, especially of expression and gesture
platitude
-an overused, dull, and unoriginal remark or statement, especially one delivered as if it were original or significant
prototype
-an original type, form, or instance that serves as a basis or standard for those that follow; a test or trial model
-an early typical example
redundant
-extra; exceeding what is necessary
-repetitive or needlessly wordy in expression
rendition; render
-an interpretation or performance of a musical or dramatic piece

-to represent in verbal form or in a drawing or painting
sham
-something false or empty that is presented as genuine; a fake
-not genuine; fake
-to put on a false appearance of; to feign
simulation
-an imitation, a representation, or reproduction of a situation or an experience
adverse
-opposing; contrary to one's interests; harmful or unfavorable
averse
-referring to a feeling of avoidance and dislike
ingenious
-marked by inventive skill and imagination; extremely clever
ingenuous
-unable to deceive; openly straightforward
persecute
-to continuously mistreat or be cruel to someone; to annoy persistently
prosecute
-to bring action against, in a court of law
-to continue an activity until it is completed
quorum
-the minimum number of people who must be present to make a decision
quota
-the amount of goods assigned to a person; an allotment
-a number or percentage, especially of people, that represents an upper limit or a required minimum
respectfully
-with regard and esteem; politely
respectively
-referring to things or people in the order given