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Vocabulary 1.27

TermDefinition
acme (n.) the highest point
attribute (n.) a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something; (v.) to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from
belittle (v.) to make something appear be little smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value.
convey (v.) to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
doctrine (n.) a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles.
excise (v.) to remove by cutting; (n.) an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service.
exotic (adj.) foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
haggard (adj.) thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
jaunty (adj.) lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
juncture (n.) a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
menial (adj) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; (n) a servant who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
parry (v) to ward off; fend off, deflect, avoid (n) a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
predatory (adj.) preying on, plundering or piratical
ravage (v) to destroy, lay waste, ruin (n) ruinous damage. destruction
stance (n) a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
tawdry (adj.) showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
turncoat (n) a person who switches sides; a traitor, deserter, renegade
unassuming (adj.) not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
wallow (v) to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helps way;to overindulge in; to have in abundance.(n.) a wet muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse.
waver (v) to move back and forth, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision
Created by: crawfka