20 Vocab Words Part 23 Flashcards
match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
reproduce the function or action of (a different computer, software system, etc.).
the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay.
(of a number) the fact of being even or odd.
a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.
an act of attributing a custom, event, or object to a period to which it does not belong.
a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.
an unfounded rumor or story.
a small winglike projection attached to an aircraft forward of the main wing to provide extra stability or control, sometimes replacing the tail.
conceal one’s true motives, feelings, or beliefs.
disguise or conceal (a feeling or intention).
(of a substance) easily evaporated at normal temperatures.
liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.
a state of agitation.
the highest point in the development of something; the climax or culmination.
the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is furthest from the earth.
a beginner or novice.
having or showing shrewdness and good judgment, especially in money or business matters
a lengthy and aggressive speech.
lecture (someone) at length in an aggressive and critical manner.
showing excessive sexual drive; lustful.
a feudal tenant’s or vassal’s sworn loyalty to a lord.