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vocab 8

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assurance
a pledge; freedom from doubt, self confidence; poise
asylum
an institution for the care of children, elderly people, ect.; a place of safety. sanatorium
console
to comfort; they 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. rubbish, detritus, dregs
dwindle
to lessen, diminish
flippant
lacking in seriousness, disrespectful, saucy. frivolous, impertinent, insolent.
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. handicapped, difficulty
preposterous
ridiculous, senseless.
pugnacious
quarrelsome, fond of fighting. combative, belligerent
rabid
furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad, infected with rabies. fanatical, zealous, raving, infuriated, berserk.
realm
a kingdom; a region or field of study. domain, duchy, bailwick, jurisdiction.
rejuvenate
to make young again; to make like new
remunerate
to reward, pay, reimburse. compensate, satisfy, profit, benefit
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