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Eng Year 1 Lesson 3

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amnesia
loss of a large block of interrelated memories; complete or partial loss of memory caused by brain injury, shock, etc.
appease
to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe
attrition
a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength
debacle
a general breakup or dispersion; sudden downfall or rout; a complete collapse or failure
advent
a coming into place, view, or being; arrival
blase
indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures
bravado
a pretentious, swaggering display of courage
disparate
distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar
defoliate
to strip (a tree, bush, etc.) of leaves
equestrian
of or pertaining to horseback riding or horseback riders
expunge
to strike or blot out; erase; obliterate
hackneyed
made commonplace or trite; stale; banal
domicile
a place of residence; abode; house or home
fabricate
to make by art or skill and labor; construct; to devise or invent
itinerant
traveling from place to place, especially on a circuit, as a minister, judge, or sales representative
lilliputian
extremely small; tiny; diminutive
opprobrium
the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy
proviso
clause in a statute, contract, or the like, by which a condition is introduced
sully
to soil, stain, or tarnish
tactile
of, pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch.
phobia
a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it
proclivity
natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition
projectile
an object fired from a gun with an explosive propelling charge, such as a bullet, shell, rocket, or grenade; impelling or driving forward, as a force
queasy
inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.
upbraid
to find fault with or reproach severely; censure
verdant
green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass
vertex
the highest point of something; apex; summit; top
reciprocate
to give, feel, etc., in return
relegate
to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition
vertigo
a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings