Sunday, September 8, 2013

Vocabulary Fall #3

accomplice: a person who helps another commit a crime

 annihilate: destroy

 arbitrary: based on random choices

 brazen: bold without shame

 catalyst: substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent change

 exodus: mass departure of people; immigrants

 facilitate: make easy/ easier

 incorrigible: not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed

latent: existing but nit developed or manifest

 militant: combative and aggressive in support of political/ social cause

 morose: sullen and ill-tempered

 opaque: not able to be seen through; transparent

 paramount: more important than anything else; supreme

 prattle: to speak foolishly

 rebut: claim or prove that evidence is false

 reprimand: a rebuke, esp. an official one.

 servitude: the state of being a slave or completely subject to someone more powerful.

 slapdash: done too hurriedly and carelessly

 stagnant: still not moving

 succumb: fail to resist (pressure, temptation, or some other negative force).

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