25 terms

Term 2: Midterm Vocabulary Review

Lessons 21-25
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assay
n. an analysis (especially of ore) to determine composition; v. to assess or put to a test; to attempt or try
augment
v. to increase; to make greater; to enlarge
diverge
v. to move or extend in different directions from a common point; to differ in opinion
faction
n. a group of people within a larger group, usually causing conflict or disagreement; a selfish or quarrelsome group
fiord
n. a long, narrow inlet of the sea, with steep cliffs rising alongside
abstain
v. to choose to do without; to refrain from
catharsis
n. a purging; a purifying by ridding of emotions, especially through the experience of art
credence
n. belief; acceptance as valid or true
dissipate
v. to spread in every direction; to scatter; to waste
entity
n. a being; something with independent existence, either in actuality or in one's mind; a discrete unit
apprise
v. to inform; to notify; to give notice to
austere
adj. stern; strict; severe in appearance or manner; plain or simple
bestow
v. to confer or present as a gift or an honor; to apply or dedicate for a purpose
camaraderie
n. the spirit of goodwill, loyalty, and understanding among friends; good fellowship
correlate
n. one of two related things, especially if one implies the other; v. to bring into mutual relation with another being
pernicious
adj. very harmful; highly injurious; evil; causing moral harm
populace
n. the masses; the common people; a population
proletarian
adj. of or belonging to the working class; n. a person belonging to the working class
rapacious
adj. greedy; plundering
recalcitrant
adj. stubbornly disobedient; defiant; difficult to deal with
rigorous
adj. very strict; exact; difficult and demanding; severe; strenuous
tenacity
n. perseverance; persistance; cohesiveness
thwart
v. to oppose; to keep from doing something; to obstruct or hinder
ulterior
adj. beyond what is seen or expressed; intentionally concealed in order to deceive.
wily
adj. crafty; sly; guileful; full of trickery or stratagems