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Vocab 1.1

Vocab section 1.1 from the book Vocabulary for the High School Student by Harold, Norman, and Robert T. Levine
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civilian
(n) person who is not a member of the military, police, or firefighting forces
complicated
(adj) hard to understand; elaborate; complex; intricate
concur
(v) agree; coincide; be of the same opinion
confirm
(v) state or prove the truth of; substantinate; verify
confirmation
proof; evidence; verification
digress
(v) turn aside; get off the main topic; deviate
fragile
(adj) easily broken; breakable; weak; frail
galore
(adj) aplenty; in abundance; plentiful; abundant
genuine
(adj) actually being what it is claimed or seems to be; true; real; authentic
hostile
(adj) of or relating to an enemy or enemies; unfriendly; inimical
impatient
(adj) not patient; not willing to bear delay; fretful; anxious
inter
(v) put into the earth; bury; entomb
interment
(n) burial; entombment; sepulture
mitigate
(v) make less severe; lessen; alleviate; soften; relieve
novice
(n) one who is new to a field or activity; beginner; apprentice; neophyte; tyro
original #2
(n) 1. belonging to the beginning; first; earliest; initial; primary 2. inventive; creative
originality
(n) freshness; novelty; inventiveness
rarity
(n) something uncommon, infrequent, or rare
resume
(v) 1. begin again 2. retake, reoccupy
shrink
(v) 1. draw back; recoil; wince 2. become smaller; contract
sober
(adj) 1. not drunk; not intoxicated 2. earnest; serious; free from excitement or exaggeration
suffice
(v) be enough, adequate, or sufficient; serve; do
vacant
(adj) empty; unoccupied; tentaless; not being used
vacancy
(n) unfilled position; unoccupied apartment or room
original #1
(n) work created firsthand from which copies are made; prototype; archetype