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15 terms

VPP book 1 lesson 14

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catalyst
(n.) a person, thing, or agent that speeds up or stimulates a result, reaction, or change
jargon
(n.) vocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people; lingo, argot, cant
judicious
(adj.) showing sound judgment; sensible, prudent
foible
(n.) a minor weakness in character; quirk, shortcoming
benediction
(n.) the act of blessing; blessing
frivolous
(adj.) trivial; silly; flippant, puerile
alacrity
(n.) liveliness; willingness; eagerness; celerity, readiness; zeal
deify
(v.) to make a god of; to look upon or worship as a god; idolize; worship
carnage
(n.) bloody and extensive slaughter; massacre, mass murder
impel
(v.) to push into motion; drive, propel, urge
epitaph
(n.) an inscription on a tombstone
harp
(v.) to persist in talking continuously; ramble, complain
lateral
(adj.) of or relating to the side; sideways
pallid
(adj.) pale; faint in color; ashen, sallow, wan
impetuous
(adj.) acting suddenly without thought; impulsive, rash, headlong