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20 terms

Vocab Unit 8

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Assurance
a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
Asylum
An institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
Console
to comfort; the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device
Dilate
to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
Dross
refuse, waste products
Dwindle
to lessen, diminish
Flippant
lacking in seriousness, disrespectful, saucy
Immunity
resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
Institute
to establish, set up; an organization for the promotion of learning
Liability
A debt; something disadvantageous
Preposterous
ridiculous, senseless
Pugnacious
quarrelsome, fond of fighting
Rabid
furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies
Realm
a kingdom; a region or field of study
Rejuvenate
to make young again; to make like new
Remunerate
to reward, pay, reimburse
Sparse
meager, scant; scattered
Sterling
Genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
Venture
A risky or daring undertaking; to expose to danger; to dare
Warp
To twist out of shape; an abnormality