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20 terms

unit 7 vocab

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authorize
to approve or permit; to give power or authority to
culprit
a person who has commited a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender
dawdle
to waste time; to be idle; to spend more time in doing something than is necessary
dissect
to cut apart in preparation for scientific study; to analyze with great care
expend
to pay out, spend; use up
fatality
an event resulting in death; an accidental death
gullible
easily tricked, fooled, or cheated
illicit
not permitted, unlawful, improper
immerse
to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply
inflammatory
causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder
memorandum
a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report
pathetic
marked by strong emotion, especially pitty and sorrow; able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity; woefully inadequate
persevere
to keep doing soemthing in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough
prevaricate
to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose
quash
to crush, put down completely
relish
(n.) enjoyment or satisfaction; something that adds a pleasing flavor; (v.) to enjoy greatly
reminisce
to recall one's past thoughts, feelings, or experiences
scour
to clean or polish by hard rubbing; to examine with great care; to move about quickly in search of
tribute
something done or given to show thanks or respect; a payment
writhe
to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle