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Vocabulary Unit 7 Flashcards

20 words covered: authorize, culprit, dawdle, dissect, expend, fatality, gullible, illicit, immerse, inflammatory, memorandum, pathetic, persevere, prevaricate, quash, relish, reminisce, scour, tribute, writhe 5 Bonus Words: disdain, exol, melee, pittance, revere
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authorize
to approve or permit, to give power to
culprit
a person who has commit a crime.
dawdle
to waste time ; to be idea ; to take too long to do something
dissect
to cut apart in preparation for scientific study.
expend
to pay out, to use up ; to spend
fatality
an event resulting in death ; an accidental death
gullible
easily fooled, tricked or cheated.
illicit
not permitted, unlawful, improper
immerse
to plunge or dip into a fluid ; to involve deeply
inflammatory
causing excitement or anger ; leading to violence or disorder
memorandum
a note to aid one's memory ; an informal note or report
pathetic
marked by strong emotion ; especially pity or sorrow ; woefully inadequate.
persevere
to keep doing something in spite of difficulties ; to refuse to quit.
prevaricate
to lie, to tell an untruth ; to mislead
quash
to crush ; put down completely.
relish
enjoyment or satisfaction ; something that adds a pleasing flavor.
reminisce
to recall one's past thoughts, feelings or experiences.
scour
to clean or polish ; to move about quickly in search of ; to examine with great care
tribute
something done or given to show thanks or respect ; a payment
writhe
to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle.
Disdain
A feeling of contempt for anything considered beneath oneself; scorn
Extol
To praise very highly
Melee
A confused fight among a number of people
Pittance
A very small amount of money
Revere
To respect highly; to honor