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25 terms

vocab 8

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Abrogate
abolish by formal or official means; repeal
Adamant
utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings; hard to break
Barbarism
an uncivilized state or condition
Colloquial
ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal; informal
Compatriot
a native or inhabitant of one's own country
Defused
to remove the fuze from; to make less dangerous
Effrontery
shameless or impudent boldness; audacity
Egregious
extraordinary in a bad way
Gambol
to skip about; frolic
Hemophilia
genetic disorder ends in excessive bleeding due to the absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood.
Immunity
condition when there is natural or acquired resistance to disease
Impale
to fix upon, or pierce through with, anything pointed
Knotty
difficult, intricate, involved
Libertarian
a person who advocates liberty and doctrine of free will
Mired
a tract or area of wet, swampy ground
Noxious
harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being
Palatable
acceptable or agreeable to taste, mind or feelings
Palliate
to relieve or lessen without curing
Pallor
unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death
Pernicious
causing insidious harm or ruin; hurtful
Skulk
to lie or be in hiding as for some evil reason
Tarry
to remain or stay, as in a place
Tawdry
gaudy; showy; cheap
Temerity
reckless boldness; rashness
Utopian
a world founded upon idealized and unrealistic perfection