12 terms

Unit 12 Vocab

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Accelerate
To increase the rate of movement, growth, or progress of something
Adulate
To flatter in a servile manner
Annihilate
To reduce to nothingness; to destroy the organized existence of anything
Emaciate
To become or cause to become abnormally thin, as by starvation or sickness
Execrate
To curse or denounce violently; to detest utterly
Fluctuate
To vary or change irregularly; to waver
Intimidate
To make timid; to make fearful by threats or violence
Iterate
To say or mention again or repeatedly
Mitigate
To make or become less severse or painful; to moderate
Palliate
To cause (a fault or crime) to appear less serious; to ease the effects of something without curing
Palpitate
To quiver, flutter, or tremble; to beat quickly, said especially of the heart
Propitate
To conciliate a power; to cause to be favorably inclined