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20 terms

Unit 11

20 words
STUDY
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abrogate
to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
ambient
completely surrounding, encompassing
asperity
roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness
burnish
to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish
cabal
a small group working in secret
delectable
delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory
deprecate
to express mild disapproval; to belittle
detritus
loose bits and pieces of materials resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from destruction
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
eclectic
drawn from different sources
flaccid
limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness
impecunious
having little or no money
inexorable
inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding
moribund
dying, on the way out
necromancer
one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic
onerous
burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty
rife
common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete
sequester
to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody
rudiments
the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything
winnow
to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan