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T&B(day 1) - reading vocab

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hardy
bold, audacious
jingoistic
extreme chauvinism or nationalism
dogmatic
expression of opinions very strongly
polemical
controversial, disputatious
surmise
guesswork, conjecture
missives
epistle, letter
absolved
set free, exculpate, exonerate
perpetuate
eternalize, immortalize
arrest
check, seize, capture
enshrine
preserve or cherish as sacred
vindication
set free
contingency
possibility
reprimand
reprove, censure, criticize
subvert
overturn, overthrow, ruin
belabor
explain or insist on excessively
retraction
draw back, withdraw, disavow
miniscule
very small
salutary
remedial, curative, healthful
laud
praise
resuscitate
revitalize, revive
flout
scorn, scoff
relinquish
give up, abdicate, abjure
cleaving to
to adhere firmly or closely, stick
eschew
shun, escape from
indelible
irremovable, un-washable
ineffable
incapable of being expressed; indescribable
inscrutable
not readily interpreted or understood
dismantle
take to pieces, destroy
upstart
one that has risen suddenly; parvenu
undercut
to undermine or destroy
exude
to ooze out, spread out in all directions
piecemeal
one piece at a time, gradually
meteoric
sudden, speedy brilliance
transitory
wandering, nomadic, moving
mercurial
capricious, fickle, moody
holistic
relating to wholes or complete systems