Vocabulary Unit 10

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(n.) keenness of insight; quickness or accuracy of judgement


(v.)to act as judge in a matter; to settle through the use of a judge or legal tribune


(n.) a chronological misplacing of events, objects, customs, or persons in regard to each other


(adj.) of doubtful or questionable authenticity


(n.) a difference or inequality in age, rank, degree amount, or quality; a dissimilarity, unlikeness


(v.) to hide or disguise one's true thoughts, feelings, or intentions


(adj.) derived from, dependent upon, or guided by practical experience, observation, or experiment, rather than by theory; so verifiable


(adj.) highly elaborate or ornate; vividly colored; strikingly brilliant or bold


(adj.) offensively insincere or excessive; disgusting, sickening


(v.) to kill as a sacrifice, especially by fire; to destroy of renounce for the sake of another


(adj.) extremely slight; incapable of being percieved by the senses or the mind


(n.) a uniformed male servant; a servile follower


(n.) the contact or means of communication between groups; someone acting as such a contact; any close relationship; a thickening or binding agent used in cooking


(adj.) characterized by massiveness, solidness, and total uniformity

Mot Juste

(n.) the most suitable exact word or expression


(n.) a total rejection of existing laws, institutions, and moral values; extreme radicalism


(n.) a member of the ruling; a person of high or noble rank or of prominent social standing; (adj.) belonging to, befitting, or characteristic of such a person


(v.) to make someone or something favorably inclined toward oneself; to conciliate, satisfy, or appease


(adv.) thus so; intentionally written so


(v.) to redirect the energy of a biological or instinctual impulse into a higher or more acceptable channel

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