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20 terms

Vocab: Unit 4

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annul
(v) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
blase
(adj) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic
bolster
(v) to support, give a boost to; (n) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
deplore
(v) to feel or express regret or disapproval
frivolous
(adj) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
muster
(v) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include; (n) a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation
nonentity
(n) a person or thing of no importance
obsess
(v) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
ornate
(adj) elaborately decorated; showily splendid
oust
(v) to remove, drive out of a position or place
peruse
(v) to read thoroughly and carefully
porous
(adj) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
promontory
(n) a high point of land extending into water
prone
(adj) lying face down; inclined, likely
qualm
(n) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
recourse
(n) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
residue
(n) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
solicitous
(adj) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
staid
(adj) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
sustain
(v) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of