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This Day in 1923

Vocab-Unit 3

bigot (n) an intolerant, prejudiced, or biased person.
diversity (n) difference, variety; a condition of having many different types or forms.
gloat (v) to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfaction; to take great personal joy in.
global (adj) of, relating to, or involving the entire world; comprehensive.
illusion (n) a false idea; something that one seems to see or to be aware of that really does not exist.
motivate (v) to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal.
restrict (v) to keep within set limits; to confine.
sage (adj) wise (n) a very wise person.
vocation (n) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work.
wither (v) to dry up, wilt, sag; to cause someone to feel ashamed, humiliated; or very small.
barrage (n) a rapid, large-scale outpouring of something.
designate (v) to indicate, point out; to appoint. (adj) selected but not yet installed.
enigma (n) someone or something that is extremely puzzling; that which cannot be understood or explained.
infuriate (v) to make very angry, enrage.
pacifist (n) one who is against war or the use of violence. (adj) opposing war or violence.
queue (n) a line of people waiting for something (such as a bus). (v) to form such a line.
slake (v) to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end.
terrain (n) the landscape, especially its physical features or fitness for some use; a field of knowledge.
vow (n) a solemn or sacred promise or pledge. (v) to declare or promise in a solemn way.
waylay (v) to lie in wait for and attack, ambush.
Created by: jprestwood
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