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20 terms

Vocabulary Level D Ch. 14

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annex
to add to, attach to incorporate; an attachment or addition
cleave
to cut or split open; to cling to
cordial
in a friendly manner, hearty; cheery; a liqueur
cornerstone
the starting point of a building; a fundamental principle or element
debacle
an overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure
devitalize
to make weak or lifeless
embroil
to involve in a conflict or difficulty; to throw into confusion
exonerate
to clear from a charge or accusation
glib
ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless; insincere
haphazard
by chance, not planned; lacking order
improvise
to compose or perform without preparation; to construct from available materials
incite
to rouse, stir up, urge on
influx
a coming in, inflow
pallor
an extreme or unnatural paleness
pedigree
a list of ancestors, family tree; the history or origins of something
precipitous
very steep
profuse
very abundant; given or flowing freely
reconcile
to restore to friendship; to settle; to resign (oneself)
shackle
to put into chains; a chain, fetter
threadbare
shabby, old and worn