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Unit 4 Vocab

Thomas vocab quiz, 8th

annul v: to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative
blas`e adj: indifferent, bored as a result of enjoying many pleasures
bolster v: to support, give a boost to; n:a long pillow
deplore v: to feel or express regret or disapproval
frivolous adj: of little importance; not meant seriously
muster v: to bring together, gather n: a list of men for military service
nonentity n: a person or thing of no importance
obsess v: to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
ornate adj: elaboratly decorated; showily splendid
oust v: to remove; drive out
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 jutting out into water
prone adj: lying face down; likely
qualm n: a pang of uneasiness; nausea
recourse n: a person or thing turned to for help or advice
residue n: a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up
solicitous adj: showing concern or care; sympathy
staid adj: serious and dignified, quiet or subdued
sustain v: to support, nourish, keep up
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