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Vocabulary quiz 11/4 lesson 27

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abyss
bottomles hole, a vast expanse or depth
acrid
caustic, bitter, harsh
acuity
sharpness of perception
baleful
destructive, deadly
cataclysm
event or situation that causes a momentous change
catharsis
purification or purging of emotions that brings about spiritual renewal
dogma
system of beliefs or principles
edifice
very large building
enumerate
to count one by one
grate
to cause irritation
inertia
resistance to motion or action
inordinate
excessive, excedding reasonable limits
luminous
shining, full of light
maudlin
overly sentimental
novice
a beginner
pique
resentment, irritation
prospensity
preference, natural inclination
purse
to pucker or tighten one's lips
refute
to disprove
remuneration
the act of paying for a service, loss or expense
soothsayer
a person who is able to predict the future
supple
easily bent, elastic, pliable
travail
difficult labor
understate
to show restraint or lack of emphasis
vibrant
full of life