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Vocab Unit 8 D D

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 8 Definitions 9th Grade Level D

QuestionAnswer
Assurance n. a pledge; freedom from doubt, self confidence
Asylum n. an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
Console v. to comfort; n. the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device
Dilate v. to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
Dross n refuse, waste products
Dwindle v. to lessen, diminish
Flippant adj. lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
Immunity n. resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
Institute v. to establish, set up; n. an organization for the promotion of learning
Liability n. debt; something disadvantageous
Preposterous adj ridiculous, senseless
Pugnacious adj. quarrelsome, fond of fighting
Rabid adj. furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies
Realm n. a kingdom; a region or field of study
Rejuvenate v. to make young again; to make like new
Remunerate v. to reward, pay, reimburse
Sparse adj. meager, scant, scattered
Sterling adj. genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
Venture n. a risky or daring undertaking; v, to expose to danger; to dare
Warp v. to wrist out of shape; n. an abnormality
Created by: ahatch