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10 terms

Vocabulary Lesson 21

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vogue
n. style; fashion; popularity
faction
n. a group of people within a larger group, usually causing conflict or disagreement; a selfish or quarrelsome group
assay
n. an analysis (especially of ore) to determine composition; v. to assess or put to a test; to attempt or try
taint
n. a trace of something bad or harmful, or of contamination or infection; v. to infect, corrupt, poison, to spoil; to besmear (someone's name or reputation); to stain
diverge
v. to move or extend in different directions from a common point; to differ in opinion
inherent
adj. inborn, basic, native
fiord
n. a long, narrow inlet of the sea, with steep cliffs rising alongside
unremitting
adj. never stopping or slackening; unceasing; constant
augment
v. to increase; to make greater; to enlarge
subside
v. to sink or fall to a lower level; to become less active; to wane