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20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 8

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acrimonious
stinging, bitter in temper or tone
bovine
resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
consternation
dismay, confusion
corpulent
fat; having a large, bulky body
disavow
to deny responsibility for or connectioin with
dispassionate
impartial; calm, free from emotion
dissension
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
dissipate
to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
expurgate
to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify
gauntlet
an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal
hypothetical
based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
ignoble
mean, low, base
impugn
to call into question; to attack as false
intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
odium
hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
perfidy
faithlessness, treachery
relegate
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
squeamish
inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
subservient
subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end
susceptible
open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance