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Unit 8 (assigned 2/28/11)

Western Humanities 4 a, b Reardon Salvo Welch
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assurance
(n.) a pleadge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
asylum
(n.) an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety.
console
(v.) to comfort; (n.) the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device.
dilate
(v.) to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
dross
(n.) refuse, waste products
dwindle
(v.) to lessen, diminish
flippant
(adj.) lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
immunity
(n.) resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
institute
(v.) to establish, to set up; (n.) an organization for the promotion of learning
liability
(n.) a debt; something disadvantageous
preposterous
(adj.) ridiculous, senseless
pugnacious
(adj.) quarrelsome, fond of fighting
rabid
(adj.) furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies
realm
(n.) a kingdom; a region or field of study
rejuvenate
(v.) to make young again; to make like new
remunerate
(v.) to reward, pay, reimburse
sparse
(adj.) meager, scant; scattered
sterling
(adj.) genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
venture
(n.) a risky or daring undertaking; (v.) to expose to danger; to dare
warp
(v.) to twist out of shape; (n.) an abnormality