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Vocab Lessons 1-10 words
one who assists; follower
given to consumption of alcoholic drinks; highly absorbent
grow together; unite to form a whole
to recite something in the style of a public speech
describe vividly in detail
leader who seeks power by appealing to people's emotions
a tribute; expression of warm and enthusiastic praise
resistant to persuasion
chief character in drama or story
place or stae of perfect social and political conditions
farewell address esp. given at a grad ceremony
clear from guilt
short instructive saying
an assistant; one who works with another
existing at or dating from birth
a lively spirit with a distinctive style
pertinent and fitting
an interruption or gap in space, continuity, or time
not to be avoided or changed
mutually destructive; relating to conflict within a group
to appeal to earnestly; cite in justification
occurring every four years; lasting four years
alloy of mercury and other metals; mixture of different elements
very old or old-fashioned
one who prepares and sells drugs, etc....for medical purposes
refraining from self-indulgence; a person who practices self-denial
doing or producing good
one who falsely claims knowledge or ability
an inhabitant, resident, or frequenter of a place
senior member in a group who is highly respected; oldest ex of a category
plants considered as a group in a particular area or era
to consume by drinking; to absorb or take in mentally
a medicine or remedy whose effectiveness has not been proven
to prevent or make unnecessary; get rid of
lasting indefinitely or recurring
assumed to exist; commonly accepted
person w/ detailed knowledge in a specialized field
expression of approval; praise
middle class or member of middle class
strongly held belief
based on exp or obs as opposed to theory
to stay away from
to speak or write about in great detail
one who attacks est beliefs, customs, or institutions
an extreme level of poverty
a clear command or instruction
only seemingly so
to expel from the stomach
provoking or causing laughter
related or belonging to an earlier time
to take part in noisy, often drunken, merrymaking
clever deception through the use of misleading or confusing words or acts
causing or marked by argument or conflict
to conceal with an intent to deceive
conspicuously bad; flagrant
to utterly abhor; to denounce as detestable
a small system that operates or develops like a larger system; a miniature world
a sudden, violent, and uncontrollable action or occurrence
having to do with money
high moral character
a clever scheme for gaining an end
a blood feud
to cause to put into mechanical action; to cause to take action
salty water; having an unpleasant taste
relating to mental processes such as awareness, remembering, and reasoning
a lengthy, usually written discussion of a topic, often for a college or univ degree
causing or marked by pain, misery, or sorrow
producing or capable of producing many offspring; creative
the history of a family and how its members are related to one another
deprived of good sense and judgment, esp as the result of imbibing alcohol
seemingly harmless while actually being dangerous
one who intrudes/interferes in the affairs of others
a person or thing that comes before and indicates the approach of another; forerunner
a feeling that something is about to occur
an outgrowth of a simple idea or plan; a resulting development or consequence
a state of mental or physical sluggishness or inactivity
to renounce formally
without a definite shape, boundary, or character
an attitude or spirit within a person that strongly influences him or her; deep-seated ill will
division into 2 distinct parts or groups
an example or model, esp an ideal one
of extraordinary size, power, or difficulty
not fully formed or realized
likely to cause resentment or animosity
a mixture of dissimilar materials
a viewpoint that denies any meaning or value to life
to approve, confirm, or verify
varied as to form, type, or color
to impair or weaken
an original inhabitant, esp one displaced by later settlers
to put an end to; to abolish or appeal
an item of equipment; an accessory
a temp camp or shelter
a member of the order of marine mammals that includes whales, dolphins, and porpoises
to criticize strongly; to denounce
a state of disuse
anything that is of enormous size
excessively sentimental; having an unpleasant, sickly sweet taste
to fail to understand correctly
limited or narrow in scope or outlook
to be in the business of supplying goods, esp food or provisions, for use
a turning to someone or something for aid; a source of help or support
well supplied; full
to give up as a right; to forgo
Highly relevant; apt.
A false accusation meant to hurt someone's reputation; slander.
An area or territory over which control is exercised.
Of, on, or near the back.
To lessen the vigor or strength of; to enfeeble.
One with discriminating taste, especially but not exclusively relating to food and drink.
To clear from alleged guilt or fault.
Differing in kind or parts; varied.
Extremely small in size or quantity.
Of, at, from, or towards the side.
Of or relating to the earliest ages; primitive.
The best or most typical example.
Having a saw-toothed or notched edge.
Being, in fact, the thing named or described; literally so. Often used to emphasize the aptness of a metaphor.
Producing living young instead of eggs, in the manner of most mammals and some reptiles and fishes.
keenness of the mind
elevation of a person or thing to divine status; the highest point or best ex
turned or twisted to one side; out of line
To correct or improve by disciplining; to cause to be more careful or restrained.
The act or process of setting a boundary; the boundary itself; separation
A statement or pronouncement.
Of an earlier time; former.
An activity at which a person excels.
A person who regularly goes to a particular place.
To cause to be at a loss as to what to say or do.
Of or relating to going from place to place, especially on foot.
One who spends lavishly or wastefully.
One who uses flattery to win favor or to ingratiate him- or herself.
Lacking intelligence or ideas; intellectual emptiness.
A shadowy or ghostlike figure.