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Lessons 16-21

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Lesson 16

Question Answer
daubto pain counsels or unskillfully
admonishto warn; to caution in counsel
obeisancea bow or similar gesture expressing deep respect
cachea concealed store of goods or valuables
afflictionanything causing great suffering
mendicanta beggar
aphorisma concise statement of a truth or principle
oscillate to swing or move back and forth like pendulum
deleteto take out; to remove
oustto drive out; to expel; to deprive
impermeablenot permitting passage
paeana fervent expression, or song, of joy or praise
smugexcessively self-satisfied
laxcareless or negligent
palpableobvious; capable of being touched or felt

Lesson 17

Question Answer
pariaha social outcast
fluentable to express oneself easily and clearly
cavortto leap about in a sprightly manner; to romp
pedagoguea schoolteacher
meleea noisy, confused fight
ensueto follow as a result
desecrateto damage a holy place; to treat with irreverence
personificationa person or thing that represents an idea
biasa prejudiced view; a preference
aloofreserved; distant
gyrateto rotate or revolve quickly; to spiral
fiatan official order
rambunctiousunruly; uncontrollable
hilaritygaiety; joyful

Lesson 18

Question Answer
genocidethe deliberate destruction of a group of people
resignto accept as inevitable; to give up
predilectiona preference toward someone
fauxartificial; false; not genuine
foraya surprise attack especially into enemy territory; a journey
conjecturea judgment or opinion based on little or questionable evidence
allocateto distribute, allot, or designate
gratisfree; without charge
materialisticwanting material possessions
belaborto work at something beyond practically; to over stress
progenyoffspring; children
quintessentialthe most typical; ideal
rudimentarybasic; not refined or well developed
monolithicmassive, uniform, and solid
manifestoa public declaration of policies or intentions

Lesson 19

Question Answer
tantamountof essentially equal value or significance
subversivein opposition to authority or government
conducivetending to cause or bring about
amenableagreeable; responsive to suggestion or advice
stricturea restraint or limit
sedentarycharacterized by or requiring
influxan inward flow
rigoroussevere; relentless; harsh
patinaa sheen on a surface resulting from age or use
placeboa fake drug used in the testing of medication
juntaa military group ruling a country after seizing power
pinnaclea peak or climax
mollifyto reduce, smooth, or calm
perjurylying under oath
plaintiveexpressing sorrow; mournful

Lesson 20

Question Answer
impassea problem or predicament with no obvious resolution
cronya close friend
acumenability to discern or discriminate; shrewdness
nanotechnologythe use of single atoms and molecules to construct microscopic devices
notarizeto certify legally
insularisolated in thought, as though living on an island
malodoroushaving an offensive odor
pungenthaving a sharp taste; acrid
erroneousincorrect; mistaken
concurrenthappening at the same time
negligible of little importance; insignificant
renegeto break a promise or obligation; to revoke
precepta rule of action; a principle to live by
visagea face; a facial expression
irrevocableimpossible to retract or revoke; irreversible

Lesson 21

Question Answer
confuteto argue or point out an error
meritoriousdeserving of an award or honor
mezzaninethe lowest balcony in a theater; a partial story
tribulationan affliction, trouble, or difficult experience
recumbentresting or lying down
dynastya succession of rulers from the same family or group
purportto claim; to give a false impression
fortean area of expertise or strength
kleptomaniaa continual urge to steal regardless of economic motive
renownthe state fo being well known and honored; fame
ineffabletoo scared or great to be described; indescribable
fortitudestrength in adversity
botchto ruin through clumsiness; to bungle
perennial lasting indefinitely
brinkmanshippushing dangerous situations to the edge of disaster rather than conceding

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