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Vocab 5

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Section 4

Question Answer
Abstracttheoretical, impersonal, not concrete
Analogya comparison of one thing to another; similarity
Awryoff-course; twisted in some way
Chagrinhumiliation or embarrassment
Connoisseuran expert in a particular field
Demagoguea leader who uses prejudice to get more power
Elusivehard to pin down, evasive
Faunaan animal; wildlife
Idiosyncrasya peculiar habit; a quirk
Integral $something that is essential; comprehensive
Martyrsomeone who gives his or her life to support a cause
Opulent $luxurious, expensive, ostentatious
Pivotal $crucial; vital
Reciprocalmutual, shared; common
Segregateto separate; to isolate
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Section 5

Question Answer
Accostto approach and speak to someone aggressively
Animosityresentment; hostility
Bastionstronghold; fortress
Chastise $to inflict punishment on someone; to discipline
Construe $to interpret; to understand
Deride $to ridicule; to laugh at contemptuously
Enfranchiseto grant the privileges of citizenship
fetter $to restrain; to hold back
Imminentjust about to happen
Introspective $thinking about oneself
Maxima fundamental principal; an old saying
Pacifyto calm someone down
Plebiancommon or lower class
Redolentfragrant; sweet smelling
Serendipityaccidental fortune
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Section 6

Question Answer
Acrimonious $full of spite; bitter
Antithesisthe direct opposite
belittleto put someone down
Chronicconstant, lasting a long time
Contingentdependent; possible
despotan absolute ruler
Ephemeral $lasting for a short amount of time
Flauntto show off
Imperiallike an emperor
IrascibleEasily angered or provoked
Mentoran experienced person teaching an inexperienced person how to do something
Paltryinsignificant; small (usually has to do with money)
Polemica powerful argument often made to attack or refute a controversial issue
Relegate $to banish or send away
Sinisterevil or wicked
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Question Answer
Pivotal $crucial; vital
Chastise $to inflict punishment on someone; to discipline
Construe $to interpret; to understand
Deride $to ridicule; to laugh at contemptuously
Fetter $to restrain; to hold back
Introspective $thinking about oneself
Acrimonious $full of spite; bitter
Ephemeral $lasting for a short amount of time
Relegate $to banish or send away
Opulent $luxurious, expensive, ostentatious
Integral $something that is essential; comprehensive
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