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25 terms

Term 1: Final Vocabulary Review

Lessons 11-20
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affinity
n. a natural attraction or liking for a person or a thing; a close relationship
convivial
adj. fond of eating and drinking with friends; festive; social
bandy
v. to toss back and forth; to exchange; to discuss lightly
forgo
v. to refrain or abstain from; to go without
incredulous
adj. skeptical; disbelieving
consensus
n. a general agreement or opinion; a majority opinion
syndicate
n. a group of persons or companies united to carry out some enterprise or business; v. to form such an association
adamant
adj. unbreakable due to hardness; unrelenting; unyielding
exodus
n. a departure, usually of a great number of people
intrinsic
adj. belonging to someone or something by its essential nature; inheret
browbeat
v. to frighten with a stern manner of harsh words; to bully
contraband
n. smuggled goods
inane
adj. senseless; pointless; stupid
deference
n. a yeilding in judgment; opinion, or wishes to another; courteous respect
filial
adj. of or expected from a son or daughter; of a parent's or parents' offspring
incoherent
adj. impossible to explain or understand
queried
n. a question; v. to question; to inquire into
interposed
v. to put between; to insert between parts; to interject during a conversation; to intervene
premeditated
adj. planned or plotted; closely considered beforehand; deliberate
allure
n. charm; v. to fascinate; to with something desirable
shibboleths
n. any use of language, habit, or custom that distinguishes a class; a password; a distinctive slogan used by members of a group
secular
adj. worldly; not pertaining to church matters; temporal
ambivalent
adj. having mixed, conflicting, or changing emotions or thoughts toward a person or thing
plebeian
n. one of the comment people of ancient Rome; a vulgar person; adj. common; vulgar; crude
immemorial
adj. reaching back beyond the bounds of memory; extremely old