Test#2 Reading

Vocabulary test #3
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Principal
First in order of importance
Volume
Amount of space something contains
Susceptible
Likely to be affected by something
Legislation
A law or set of laws
Component
The components of something are the parts that is made of.
Virtually
If something is virtually true it is almost entirely true
almost or very nearly, so that any slight difference is not important
In fact or to all purposes; practically: The city was virtually paralyzed by the transit strike.
Almost but not quite; nearly: "Virtually everyone gets a headache now and then" (People).
So-called
Generally named. So call book was only a short historic
Implement
To start to begin. Carry out, fulfill
Parallel (adv)
(To something) two or more lines that run parallel to each other are the same distance apart at every point.
Disparate
Very different
Compounded
To compound a problem means to make it worse by adding to it.
As a noun compound has several usages...
Submitted
To allow something to be done. Give
Impeded
To make something difficult. Make movement or development difficult.
Exacerbated (V)
to make something worse, especially a disease or problem
synonym aggravate
Disparity
Things that are disparate are clearly different from each other
Proportion
A partial number compared to a total number
Obscurity
A place that is obscure is unknown or know only by a few people
Minority
People who have a different race, culture, or religion than the majority population are called a minority group
Proximity
Means nearness to a place or person
Serenity
A person who is serene is calm and quiet
Confer
To confer something, such as a power, on someone, means to give it to them
Suppress
If a natural function in your body is suppress, it is stopped or prevented
Release
If you release someone or something, you stop holding them.
Liberate, clear, excuse, let go
Framed
Surrounded or outlined
Maximized
To make larger in amount or importance
Complemented
Means that things may be different; but they combine well together
Inflicted
To damage, make suffer
To cause (something injurious or harmful), as to a person, group, or area
Stressed
Feeling of worried and tenseness
Mutated
Develop different characteristics
Inadequate
Not enough
Elevated
Raised up higher
Register
When something registers on a scale of measurement, it shows on the scale.
Federal
A federal system of government is one where states or provinces of the country have the power to make their own laws and decisions
Impose
To force something on someone