20 terms

Tenth Grade Tier Two Vocabulary Word List 3


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Contraband (noun)
goods that have been imported or exported illegally
Contraband (adjective)
imported or exported illegally, either in defiance of a total ban or without payment of duty
Absolution (noun)
formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment
Substantial (adjective) (1)
of considerable importance, size, or worth
Substantial (adjective) (2)
concerning the essentials of something
Substantiate (verb)
provide evidence to support or prove the truth of
Restrain (verb) (1)
prevent (someone or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits
Restrain (verb) (2)
deprive (someone) of freedom of movement or personal liberty
Asylum (noun) (1)
the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee
Asylum (noun) (2)
an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill
Grandiose (adjective) (1)
impressive or magnificent in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so
Grandiose (adjective) (2)
excessively grand or ambitious
Demean (verb)
cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something)
Demean (noun)
outward behavior or bearing
Tumult (noun) (1)
a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people
Tumult (noun) (2)
confusion or disorder
Impeach (verb) (1)
call into question the integrity or validity of (a practice)
Impeach (verb) (2)
charge (the holder of a public office) with misconduct
Liaison (noun) (1)
communication or cooperation that facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations
Liaison (noun) (2)
the binding or thickening agent of a sauce, often based on egg yolks