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15 terms

Vocab Week 8

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supersede (v)
to take the place or position of; especially to displace as inferior or antiquated
chimera (n)
capitalized: a fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail; an illusion or fabrication of the mind, especially an unrealizable dream
eradicate (v)
to do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots
alleviate (v)
to make (as suffering) more bearable; to partially remove or correct
fauna (n)
animal life, especially the animals characteristic of a region, period, or special environment
propensity (n)
an often intense natural inclination or preference; a tendency
acrimonious (adj)
strong resentment, especially in feeling, language, or manner
alacrity (n)
promptness in response, cheerful readiness, eagerness
flag (v)
to signal with or as if with a flag; especially to signal to stop [often used with "down"]
expiation (n)
the act of making atonement
heed (v)
to pay attention; to listen and consider
incongruous (adj)
not harmonious; not conforming; inconsistent
usurp (v)
to seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force or without legal authority
irascible (adj)
marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger
hullabaloo (n)
great noise or excitement; uproar