Etymology List 3

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Alienate
(verb) to make hostile; to cause to feel unwelcome or estranged
Aspire
(verb) something one hopes to achieve
Beget
(verb) to give birth; to create
Blather
(verb) to talk nonsensically
Catapult
(noun) sling shot
Citadel
(noun) a fortress overlooking a city; a stronghold
Congenial
(adj.) pleasant to be around; social, agreeable
Consensus
(noun) general agreement
Craven
(adj.) cowardly
Curtail
(verb) to truncate or abridge; to lessen, usually by cutting away from
Doldrums
(noun) a period or condition of depression or inactivity
Enrage
(verb) to put in a rage; infuriate, anger
Facilitate
(verb) to make easier, to help bring about
Fjord
(noun) a long narrow inlet from the sea between steep cliffs or hills
Girth
(noun) the distance around something; size
Glutton
(noun) one who consumes a great deal; having capacity to receive or withstand something
Histrionic
(adj.) overly dramatic, theatrical
Lassitude
(noun) listlessness, apathy; weariness
Martyr
(noun) someone willing to sacrifice and even give his/her life for a cause; one who pretends suffering to gain sympathy
Milieu
(noun) environment or surroundings
Mode
(noun) a way or method of doing something; type, manner, fashion
Muster
(verb) to collect or gather; the act of inspection or critical examination
Obtuse
(adj.) insensitive; block-headed, slow in comprehension
Paranoia
(noun) a mental illness of unreasonable anxiety, especially believing someone is out to get you
Scrutinize
(verb) to look very carefully; to examine