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Classical Roots E: Chapters 15 and 16

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censorious
adj. faultfinding; severely critical
censure
tr.v. to criticize harshly
legate
n. a representative sent on a special mission especially one representing the pope
allege
tr.v. to claim that something is true without necessarily having proof; to advance as an argument or excuse
relegate
tr.v. to banish to a place of exile; to dismiss to an obscure or inferior position
punitive
adj. inflicting or intending punishment
impunity
n. exemption from punishment or penalty, as a result or a particular act
subpoena
n. a legal requirement that someone or something appear in court to give or be evidence
probity
n. impeccable integrity; uprightness
approbation
n. praise; commendation; official approval
reprobate
n. a morally decadent person
reproof
n. an expression of criticism for a fault or misdeed; a scolding
vindicate
tr.v. to clear from blame; to exonerate; to prove to be valid
vindictive
adj. revengeful; unforgiving
vendetta
n. a bitter feud, especially one perpetuated by acts of revenge, often between successive generations of two families or clans
arbitrary
adj. based on a subjective whim or random choice
arbitrate
tr.v. to judge or decide in the manner of an umpire or person granted power to make a decision
hortatory
adj. marked by a strong urging to take some action
exhort
tr.v. to urge, advise, or admonish vigorously
judicious
adj. showing good judgment; sensible
adjudicate
tr.v. to settle a case by legal means; to act as a judge
abjure
tr.v. to renounce formally; to recant
adjure
tr.v. to command or urge solemnly
conjure
tr.v. to cause to happen as if by magic; to produce as if from nothing; to stimulate the imagination
intr. v. to practice legerdemain; to summon a spirit by magic spell
perjury
n. the intentional giving of false evidence or breaking of an oath, especially in a court of law
rogue
n. a malicious, unprincipled person; a mountebank
adj. something that separates itself from the community or the normal standard, often with harmful results, used especially with natural phenomena; a renegade
abrogate
tr.v. to abolish or repeal, especailly a law
arrogate
tr.v. to take or claim without permission or authority
prerogative
n. a right or privilege belonging to a particular person, office, or group
surrogate
n. a substitute