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1

Define:

dissociate
(dih-soh-see-ate)

v. to consider as separate
v. to break away

When news of the company's fraud broke out, former affiliates tried to dissociate themselves from the partnership.

2

Define:

dissonant
(diss-ih-nunt)

adj. not in agreement; discordant
adj. unpleasant or harsh sounding

The first song the group performed surprised the audience with its dissonant chords and unusual length.

3

Define:

distend
(dih-stend)

v. to swell or widen

The children watched in fascination as the frog distended its throat and croaked.

4

Define:

distill
(dih-still)

v. to make pure
v. to take out from

The essence of the substance was distilled through a complicated process.

5

Define:

divest
(dahy-vest)

v. to deprive or dispossess
v. to dispose of assets

He was divested of his privileges and title after breaking the club's most important rule.

6

Define:

doctrinaire
(dock-truh-nair)

adj. following theory without regard for practical reality

The new president's doctrinaire attitude towards economics led him to go through with some harmful policies.

7

Define:

elate
(ee-late)

v. to fill with optimism or excitement

Activists were elated to hear about the passage of the civil rights legislation.

8

Define:

elegy
(ell-ih-djee)

n. a mournful poem or song

At her father's funeral, Linda chose to read an elegy by his favorite poet, Keats.

9

Define:

elucidate
(ih-loo-sih-dehyt)

v. to make easier to understand

The company introduced simplified diagrams on its packaging to elucidate its new environmentally-friendly manufacturing process.

10

Define:

emaciate
(ih-mehy-shee-ehyt)

v. to make or become thin

He emerged from the prisoner camp emaciated by months of inadequate rations.

11

Define:

emollient
(ih-mole-yunt)

adj. having the effect of softening

The cream was popular for its moisturizing and emollient properties.

12

Define:

venal
(veen-l)

adj. capable of being bought or bribed; mercenary; corruptible

Naturally, the case was declared a mistrial when its venal judge was shown to have sought bribes from both the prosecution and the defense.

13

Define:

doggerel
(daw-ger-uhl)

n. trivial, poorly constructed verse

adj. comic, burlesque; loose and irregular

The doggerel found in some publications is often a result of lazy editing.

14

Define:

manse
(manss)

n. a clergyman's house
n. a mansion

The architect just finished the plans for the minister's new manse.

15

Define:

nexus
(nek-suhss)

n. a connected series; a tie or link
n. the center or focus

The detective pursued several corrupt police officials and so uncovered the nexus of the city's violent crime.

16

Define:

promulgate
(prom-uhl-geyt)

v. to make openly known; to officially announce

The governor promulgated the new building code by special courier to each of the state's municipalities.

17

Define:

dross
(drawss)

n. rubbish, waste, or foreign matter; impurity

Fred dismissed the criticisms of his portfolio, pointing out that the gold had far outweighed the dross through his long career.

18

Define:

demur
(duh-mur)

v. to take exception; to object
n. an objection

Though he was essentially in favor of freedom of speech, he demurred at certain types of hate speech.

19

Define:

felicitous
(fih-liss-ih-tuss)

adj. appropriate, suitable (as of a comment); well-chosen

Though Zhang and Eric are nothing alike, their complementary strengths made for a felicitous pairing as lab partners.

20

Define:

veritable
(ver-ih-tuh-buhl)

adj. authentic, real, true

In such a moderate district, winning more than 60 percent of the vote is a veritable landslide.

21

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to consider as separate
v. to break away

dissociate
(dih-soh-see-ate)

synonyms: separate, detach

22

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not in agreement; discordant
adj. unpleasant or harsh sounding

dissonant
(diss-ih-nunt)

synonyms: discordant, clashing

23

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to swell or widen

distend
(dih-stend)

synonyms: bulge, swell, bloat

24

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to make pure
v. to take out from

distill
(dih-still)

synonyms: boil down, condense, extract

25

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to deprive or dispossess
v. to dispose of assets

divest
(dahy-vest)

synonyms: release, give up possession, rid

26

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. following theory without regard for practical reality

doctrinaire
(dock-truh-nair)

synonyms: dogmatic, unrealistic

27

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to fill with optimism or excitement

elate
(ee-late)

synonyms: uplift, exalt, to make very proud or happy

28

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a mournful poem or song

elegy
(ell-ih-djee)

synonyms: death song, lament

29

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to make easier to understand

elucidate
(ih-loo-sih-dehyt)

synonyms: clarify, simplify, expose

30

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to make or become thin

emaciate
(ih-mehy-shee-ehyt)

synonyms: decrease, starve, weaken