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30 terms

Vocabulary 13 and 14

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insubordinate
not submissive to authority
inordinate
excessive, immoderate, not controlled
ordain
to confirm priestly authority upon; to order by superior authority
ordinance
a command or order; a law or regulation especially by a city government; a custom or practice established by tradition especially a religious rite
apostle
a leader or teacher of a (new) faith or movement
stolid
showing or appearing to feel mo emotion; apathetic
epistolary
pertaining to letter writing or contained letters
rectify
to set right, to correct
rectitude
moral uprightness; correctness of behavior
constellation
a group of fixed stars; a brilliant gathering; a set of related objects or individuals
stellar
pertaining to stars
asterisk
a star shaped figure to indicate an omission or a footnote
astral
of or from the stars
cosmology
the study of the whole universe: origin, evolution, and relationship of its parts
cosmopolite
a person at ease in any part of the world and/or knowledgeable in many subjects
immutable
never changing or varying; unchangeable
permutation
an alteration; a rearrangement of elements especially in mathematics
transmute
to transform; to change from one form of nature into another
temerity
foolish boldness; recklessness; rashness
temerarious
daring; rash; reckless
imperturbable
unexcitable; unfuistered; calm
turbid
muddy; not clear; opaque; confused; disordered
perturb
to agitate; to upset
aspersion
a remark that disparages, maligns, or slanders another
disperse
to spread widely; to disseminate
temper
to moderate
temperance
moderation in expressing feelings, in appetite and in consumption of alcoholic drink; self restraint; total abstinence from alcoholic beverages; teetotalism
outré
deviating from the usual or proper; eccentric; outlandish
penultimate
next to last
ultimatum
a final, uncompromising condition or demand, especially one whose rejection will close negotiations