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15 terms

Ch 7 Vocab

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repudiate
v. refuse to have anything to do with.
reticence
n. tendency not to communicate.
retract
v. move back.
rhetorical
adj. of effective use of language
sanction
v. authorize something, approve of something
scrupulous
adj. principled
skeptic
n. somebody who doubts any statements
superficial
adj. understanding only the obvious.
superfluous
adj. more than necessary
surpass
v. go beyond
turbulence
n. a unpredictable state;an instability in the atmosphere
undermine
v. weaken gradually
venerate
v. regard with respect
virtuoso
n. somebody with masterly ability in arts
zealot
n. somebody who shows excessive enthusiasm