20 terms

Vocab 17&18

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culminate
a. to reach the highest point or degree
b. to come to completion; to end
eclipse
a. to exceed or go beyond; to diminish others in importance or fame
b. to obscure or darken
epitome
an example; a perfect representative of a type
impeccable
having no flaws; perfect; incapable of wrongdoing
inimitable
impossible to imitate or copy; unique
optimum
a. most favorable or advantageous; best
b. the point at which something is most favorable
peerless
having no match; incomparable
quintessence
the purest of something; the most typical example
sublime
a. impressive; awe inspiring; supreme
b. something awe inspiring
zenith
the peak
affront
a. to insult intentionally and openly
b. an open or intentional offense, slight, or insult
altercation
a noisy or intense quarrel
bellicose
warlike in manner or temperament; eager to fight; aggressive
breach
a. a break in friendly relations; an estrangement
b. a violation of a law, an obligation, or a promise
c. to violate a law, an obligation, or a promise
contentious
a. given to quarreling; argumentative
b. involving or likely to cause argument; controversial
decimate
to destroy or kill a large part of a group
dissension
difference of opinion; disagreement; discord
rancor
bitter, long-lasting resentment; seep-seated ill will; enmity
retribution
a. something justly deserved
b. something given or demanded in repayment, especially as punishment or revenge
schism
a separation or division into opposing groups or factions; discord or discontent