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H10 Midterm 2

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invincible
incapable of being overcome or subdued
provincial
limited in outlook to one's own small corner of the world
evince
to establish
conducive
Supportive; encouraging; helping to bring about
induce
to lead toward some action
deduce
to draw a conclusion from fact; to infer
protracted
extended in time; prolonged
intractable
stubborn; obstinate
retract
to draw back; withdraw
petulant
irritable or short tempered
impetuous
acting passionately and without forethought
impetus
that which drives one; momentum
compel
to force or strongly persuade; coerce
impulse
a sudden, involuntary urge to do something
expel
to send out or away
conjecture
A guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
dejected
downcast or sad; depressed
abject
Lowly, miserable and wretched
emissary
an agent sent on a mission
dismissive
showing little regard; scornful
remiss
failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent
motive
cause for action
motif
A recurring theme, subject or idea
emote
to dramatically express emotions
pellere
(Latin) to push, to drive
jacere
(Latin) to throw, to cast
mittere
(Latin) send
movere
(Latin) to move
via
(Latin) road, way
viaduct
n. a bridge that carries a road or railroad over a valley
impervious
adj. Unable to be affected
deviate
v. to depart, especially from a path or plan
obviate
v. to make unnecessary; to avoid
ferre
(Latin) to carry, to bring
defer
v. (1) to put aside until later (2) to yield respectfully
deference
n. act or practice of yielding to another's authority
confer
v. 1 to discuss something with someone else; consult 2 to bestow
inference
n. a conclusion not directly provided by evidence, but able to be drawn from the facts at hand
proffer
v. to present, offer
proliferate
v. to increase greatly in number; multiply
portare
(Latin) to carry, to bring
comportment
n. manner in which one acts of behaves
purported
adj. claimed as true, but probably false
Ms. Graff
n. Best English teacher you've had this year.
fractious
tending to argue or cause discord
infraction
minor violation of a rule or law
infringe
to intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass
fractum
Latin: To Break
caedere
Latin: cut, kill
excise
to cut out of; remove
incisive
sharply cutting; direct and powerful
concise
brief and straightforward
tome
a large, serious book
temnein
Greek: to cut
epitome
the best or most typical example
dichotomy
two opposite parts of one whole
anatomy
the structure or parts, taken as a whole
pungere
Latin: to sting, pierce
compunction
feeling of regret or remorse
punctilious
paying strict attention to detail; extremely careful
pungent
stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell