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Lit Midterm (Vocabulary Terms)

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admonish
(v.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
alien
(n.) a citizen of another country; (adj.) foreign, strange
anarchy
(n.) a lack of government and law; confusion
arduous
(adj.) hard to do, requiring much effort
auspicious
(adj.) favorable, fortunate
biased
(adj.) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
condone
(v.) to pardon or overlook
credible
(adj.) believable
debris
(n.) scattered fragments, wreckage
diffused
(v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely; (adj.) wordly, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
dilemma
(n.) a difficult of preplexing situatuion or problem
disentangle
(v.) to free from tangles or complications
exorcise
(v.) to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
fodder
(n.) food for hoorses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
incessant
(adj.) never stopping, going on all the time
incorrigible
(adj.) not able to be corrected; beyond control
latent
(adj.) hidden, present, but not realized
lucid
(adj.) easy to undrstand, clear; rational, sane
marauder
(n.) a raider, plunderer
opaque
(adj.) not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid
prattle
(v.) to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble; (n.) baby talk; babble
proliferate
(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
rectify
(v.) to make right, correct
slapdash
(adj.) careless and hasty
stagnant
(adj.) not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull
supplant
(v.) to take the place of, to supersede
tenacious
(adj.) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent
trite
(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale