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WRI lesson 6

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TermDefinition
Abeyance (noun) temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension
Arbiter (noun) a person empowered to decide matters at issue; judge; umpire.
Calumny (noun) a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something
Carnivorous (adj.) flesh-eating
Cogent (adj.) convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling
Commiserate (v) to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.
Declivity (noun) a downward slope, as of ground
Disparity (noun) lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference
Fetid (adj.) having an offensive odor; stinking
Gist (noun) the main or essential part of a matter
Herbivorous (adj.) feeding on plants.
Imbue (v.) to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions
Inviolable (adj.) prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration
Limpid (adj.) clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air
Omnivorous (adj.) eating both animal and plant foods.
Paragon (n.) a model or pattern of excellence or of a particular excellence
Perspicacity (n.) keenness of mental perception and understanding
Perspicuity (n.) clearness or lucidity
Recluse (n.) person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation
Taciturn (adj.) inclined to silence
Created by: achen2