20 terms

Tenth Grade Vocabulary Tier Two List 2

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Decadence (noun)
moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury
Scour (verb) (1)
clean or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically with an abrasive or detergent
Scour (noun)
the action of scouring or the state of being scoured, especially by swift-flowing water
Scour (verb) (2)
subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something
Esoteric (adjective)
intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
Flux (noun) (1)
the action or process of flowing or flowing out
Flux (noun) (2)
continuous change
Flux (noun) (3)
a substance mixed with a solid to lower its melting point, used especially in soldering and brazing metals or to promote vitrification in glass or ceramics
Flux (verb)
treat (a metal object) with a flux to promote melting
Fluctuate (verb)
rise and fall irregularly in number or amount
Pellucid (adjective) (1)
translucently clear
Pellucid (adjective) (2)
(of music or other sound) clear and pure in tone
Pellucid (adjective) (3)
easily understood, articulate
Faze (verb)
disturb or disconcert (someone)
Phase (verb)
carry out (something) in gradual stages
Contrivance (noun) (1)
a thing that is created skillfully and inventively to serve a particular purpose
Contrivance (noun) (2)
the use of skill to bring something about or create something
Contrivance (noun) (3)
a device, especially in literary or artistic composition, that gives a sense of artificiality
Anodyne (adjective)
not likely to provoke dissent or offense; inoffensive, often deliberately so
Anodyne (noun)
a painkilling drug or medicine
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