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28 terms

Vocabulary Lessons 17 & 18

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affront
to insult intentionally and openly
affront
an open or intentional offense, slight, or insult
bellicose
warlike in manner or temperament; eager to fight; aggressive
breach
a break in friendly relations ; an estrangement
breach
a violation of a law, an obligation, or a promise
breach
to violate a law, an obligation, or a promise
contentious
given to quarreling; argumentative
contentious
involving or likely to cause argument; controversial
breach
an opening, a tear, or a rupture, a gap or rift
decimate
to destroy or kill a large part of a group
decimate
originally referred to killing every tenth person, a method used by the Roman army to punish mutineers
dissension
difference of opinion; disagreement; discord
rancor
bitter long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; entity
retribution
something justly deserved
retribution
something given or demanded in repayment, especially as punishment
schism
a separation or division into opposing groups or factions; discord or discontent
culminate
to reach the highest point or degree; climax
culminate
to come to completion; to end
eclipse
to exceed or go beyond; to diminish others in importance or fame
epitome
an example; a perfect representative of a type
impeccable
having no flaws; perfect; incapable of sin or wrongdoing
inimitable
impossible to imitate or copy; unique
optimum
most favorable or advantageous; best
optimum
the point at which something is most favorable
peerless
having no match; incomparable
quintessence
the purest essence of something; the most typical example
sublime
impressive; awe inspiring; supreme
zenith
the peak