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Vocab. - Level B

Unit 15

Vocab. - Level BUnit 15
authoritative (adj.) official, coming from a source that calls for obedience or belief; dictatorial
bankrupt (adj.) in a state of financial ruin; (v.) to ruin financially; (n.) one who has been ruined financially
clamor (n.) a public outcry; any loud and continued noise; (v.) to call for by loud, continued outcries
coincide (v.) to be in full agreement; to be the same in nature, character, or function; to happen at the same time
cynical (adj.) inclined to believe the worst of people; bitterly mocking or sneering
despot (n.) a ruler who opresses his or her subjects, a tyrant
feud (n.) a bitter, long-term quarrel; (v.) to fight or quarrel with
haggle (v.) to argue in a petty way, especially about a price
hardy (adj.) able to bear up under difficult conditions or harsh treatment; brave and tough
harmonious (adj.) able to get along together well; combining different elements that blend pleasingly; melodious
hoard (v.) able to get along together well; conbining different elements that blend pleasingly; melodious
indisposed (adj., part.) slightly ill; disinclined to do something
legacy (n.) an inheritance; something handed down from an ancestor or from the past
legitimate (adj.) lawful, rightful; reasonable, justifiable
mirth (n.) merry fun, gaiety; laughter
officiate (v.) to perform the duties of an office; to conduct a religious ceremony; to referee
partial (adj.) not complete; favoring one side over another; showing a strong liking for someone or something
patronize (v.) to give one's business to regularly as a customer; to support, provide financial help; to treat someone as an inferior while making a show of being kind or gracious
rite (n.) a ceremony; the customary form of a ceremony; any formal custom or practice
sagacious (adj.) shrewd; wise in a keen, practical way
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