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Vocab Lev. F

Unit 8

acrimonious (adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or tone
bovine (adj.) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
consternation (n.) dismay, confusion
corpulent (adj.) fat; having a large, bulky body
disavow (v.) to deny responsibility for or connection with
dispassionate (adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion
dissention (n.) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
dissipate (v.) to cause to dissappear; to scare
expurgate (v.) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text, to cleanse, purify
gauntlet (n) an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal
hypothetical (adj) based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
ignoble (adj.) mean, low, base
impugn (v.) to call into question; to attack as false
intemperate (adj.) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
odium (n.) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
perfidy (n.) faithlessness, treachery
relegate (v.) to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
squeamish (adj.) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
subservient (adj.) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end
susceptible (adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
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