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Vocabulary Unit 4

annul (v.) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
blasé (adj.) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic
bolster (v.) to support, give a boost to; (n.) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
deplore (v.) to feel or express regret or disapproval
frivolous (adj.) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
muster (v.) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include; (n.) a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation
nonentity (n.) a person or thing of no importance
obsess (v.) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
ornate (adj.) elaborately decorated; showily splendid
oust (v.) to remove, drive out of a position or place
peruse (v.) to read thoroughly and carefully
porous (adj.) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
promontory (n.) a high point of land extending into water
prone (adj.) lying face down; inclined, likely
qualm (n.) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
recourse (n.) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
residue (n.) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
solicitous (adj.) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
staid (adj.) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
sustain (v.) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of
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