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Vocab Unit 15 D G

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 15 Definitions 12th Grade Level G

Amenity n. that which is pleasant or agreeable; attractive features, customs
Aperture n. an opening, gap, hole; orifice
Dissidence n. a difference of opinion; discontent
Epicurean adj. devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food, comfort, and ease; with discriminating taste. n. a person with discriminating taste
Improvident adj. not thrifty, failing to plan ahead
Iniquity n. wickedness, sin; a grossly immoral act
Inviolable adj. sacred, of such a character that it must not be broken, injured, or profaned
Mutable adj. open to a capable of change, fickle
Nascent adj. just beginning to exist or develop; having just come into existence
Obeisance n. a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deference, homage
Panegyric n. formal or elaborate praise; a tribute
Pillory n. a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule; v. to expose to public contempt or ridicule
Pittance n. a woefully meager allowance, wage or portion
Presage v. to foreshadow or point to a future event; to predict; n. a warning or indication of the future
Progeny n. descendants, offspring, children, followers, disciples
Promulgate v. to proclaim or issue officially; to make known far and wide
Rectitude n. uprightness, righteousness, correctness
Restive adj. restless, hard to manage, balky
Seraphic adj. angelic, heavenly, celestial
Subsist v. to have existence; to remain alive, manage to make a living or maintain life; to persist or continue
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