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Chapter 13 Vocabulary Growth

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abduct
carry away by force
subdue
conquer, overcome by force; tone down or soften
interject
add in between or insert
rejection
act of refusing to accept or recognize
component
element or piece that makes up something larger
composite
item or entity made up of distinct components
impressionable
easily influenced or impressed
repressive
tending to put down or keep down in a harsh manner
oppression
creul treatment of persecution by someone usually of greater power or authority
corrupt
dishonest or wicked
disruptive
causing a breaking up, causing some chaos
retract
take back, especially take back a statement
intractable
stubborn, difficult to manage or control
confirmation
verification or statement that verifies
affirm
declare or state as the truth
receptive
ready and willing to take in
concession
act of giving in on, or agreeing to a point that was previously not acceptable
secede
withdraw in a formal way from a union
successive
following without interruption, following one after another in sequence
facsimile
exact copy or duplicate
disjointed
lacking in order
portfolio
case for carrying papers or drawings
deportation
act of being banished from a country
indestructible
so strong that it cannot be broken
constructive
serving a worthwhile purpose, helpful
extensive
large in range or amount
intensity
very great power, force and emphasis
tendency
inclination to behave or act in a certain way
convene
meet for a purpose
conventional
customary, established as the norm through general usage
fortitude
strength to endure pain and misfortune with
indiom
an expression that does not mean exactly what it says
figurative
not exact, representative language, symbols, metaphors
literal
word for word, meaning exactly the definition
simile
using like or as to compare two words
cliche
an over-used idiomatic expression
recede
to go back behind a front
adhere
follow the letter of th elaw
abstract
not concrete, but figurative concepts
secure
to hold something safe somewhere
precede
go before
postpone
hold until after
proceed
go forward