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10 terms

Holt Sixth Course - Lesson 21

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disparity
inequality; difference; unlikeness
renounce
to give up; to abandon; to cast off something; to disown; to repudiate
officious
too ready to please, praise or obey; meddlesome; offering unwanted or unneeded advice or comments
scathing
harsh or caustic; extremely severe or bitter
facetious
joking; said in fun; meant to be amusing
empirical
based on experiment or observation; based entirely on practical experience rather than theory
differentiate
to make or become different; to tell the difference between; to note differences
treatise
a formal, written discussion on a subject
quiescent
inactivity; quietness; stillness
testimonial
a recommendation of a person or product; a tribute to a person's accomplishments