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ACT Vocabulary7

TermDefinition
absolve to free from guilt or responability
aesthetic having to do with beauty or the arts
ample enough in size or capacity
assuage to decrease the severity of
aversion a desire to avoid something, or cause of dislike
bizarre outrageously strange or out of the ordinary
canny clever, astute
chronology the order of events in which they occurred, history
desecrate to treat irreverently, contaminate, harm
epoch a period of time characterized by distinct events, era
hypocrisy a pretense of being more virtuous than one really is,
incontrovertible not open to question, undeniable
jaunty lively in manner
luminous shinning with light, glowing
missive a written message
painstaking taking great care, conscientious,
pretentious making a show of one's importance
rash hasty, done without thought
rustic relating to the country, simple
spurn to reject with disdain, scorn
terrestrial relating to the Earth or land
usurp to take by force, displace or seize
verbose using more words than needed, loquacious
wan pale, weak ineffective
gargoyle a grotesque carving of an animal or human used as a spout for rainwater on a building
Created by: JasperACTprep
 

 



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