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Vocab Units 7-8- DEFINITIONS

Vocab units 7-8; Definitions ONLY.
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adieu
farewell
advent
an arrival; a coming into place or view
apex
the highest point; tip
assimilate
to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully
bogus
false, counterfeit
exorbitant
unreasonably high; excessive
interim
the time between; temporary, coming between two points in time
inundate
to flood; overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size
malign
to speak of evil of, slander; evil
meander
to wander about, wind about, a sharp turn or twist
metropolis
a large city; the chief city of an area
momentous
very important
obstreperous
noisy; unruly; disorderly
pensive
thoughtful; melancholy
perilous
dangerous
shoddy
of poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship
sprightly
lively, full of life; spicy, flavorful
surly
angry and bad-tempered; rude
tirade
a long, angry speech, usually very critical
vagrant
an idle wanderer, tramp, wandering aimlessly
assurance
a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
asylum
an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
console
to comfort; the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device
dilate
to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
dross
refuse, waste products
dwindle
to lessen, diminish
flippant
lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
immunity
resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
institute
to establish, set up; an organization for the promotion of learning
liability
a debt; something disadvantageous
preposterous
ridiculous, senseless
pugnacious
quarrelsome, fond of fighting
rabid
furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies
realm
a kingdom; a region or field of study
rejuvenate
to make young again; to make life new
remunerate
to reward, pay, reimburse
sparse
meager, scant; scattered
sterling
genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
venture
a risky or daring undertaking; to epose to danger; to dare
warp
to twist out of shape; an abnormality