10 terms

Vocabulary Lesson 27

STUDY
PLAY
indolence
n. laziness; tendency to avoid work
wrest
v. to twist or pull away by force; to seize power; to extract by persistant effort
propagate
v. to produce offspring; to reproduce; to spread (an idea or belief)
contrition
n. remorse for wrongdoing; repentance; sorrow for one's sins
stint
v. to limit to a certain quantity, usually small; n. a limit; an assigned task; a specified amount of time spent doing something
abate
v. to reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; to lessen; to decrease
presumptuous
adj. acting without permission or right; arrogant
protract
v. to prolongl to draw out; to lengthen in time
effete
adj. no longer able to produce; worn out; lacking vigor or moral courage; decadent
inure
v. to accustom or habituate, usually to something undesirable