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23 terms

Vocab 1 (english 3)

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ameliorate
To make better; to improve
conserve
(v.) to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save
detriment
injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage
exotic
introduced from another country; foreign
folly
lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
formerly
in an earlier period; previously
harmony
peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquility; concord
ignore
refuse to take notice of; disregard
impediment
something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle
indolent
disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle; lethargic
intact
untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured
invalid (abj)
not binding in law; having no force or effect; void; nugatory
invalidate
abolish; annul
invalid (n)
sickly or disabled person
noncarcinogenic
not producing, or tending to produce, cancer
parsimonious
unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted
raze
destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level
reticent
inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative; reserved
reticence
restraint in communicating
retire
withdraw from active duty or business
retort
quick, witty, or sharp reply; answer
subvert
overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine
tractable
easily led, taught, or controlled; yielding; docile; amenable