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Week 10 Vocab

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abhorrence
(noun)

a.) The act of detesting extremely.
abstain
( intransitive verb)
a.) To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
acerbity
(noun)
a.) Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
amorous
(adjective)
a.) Having a propensity for falling in love.
brusque
(adjective)
a.) Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
cajole
(transitive verb)
a.) To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
centenary
(adjective)
a.) Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.
chaos
(noun)
a.) Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.
degenerate
(intransitive verb)
a.) To become worse or inferior.

(adjective)
a.) Having fallen to an inferior or undesirable state

(noun)
a.) A depraved, corrupt, or vicious person.
dogmatize
(intransitive verb)
a.) To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
felicity
(noun)
a.) A state of well-founded happiness.
fervid
(adjective)
a.) Intense.
florid
(adjective)
a.) Flushed with red.
ghastly
(adjective)
a.) Hideous.
modify
(transitive verb)
a.) To make somewhat different.
proficiency
(noun)
a.) An advanced state of acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or science.
reform
(Noun)
a.) Change for the better.
tact
(noun)
a.) Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
verbose
(adjective)
a.) Wordy.
wiry
(adjective)
a.) Thin, but tough and sinewy.