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Flashcards in Semester 2 Vocab (9th Grade) Deck (30):
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Ensue (verb)

to follow from naturally, to flow from

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Respite (noun)

temporary break or rest

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commiserate (verb)

to sympathize for another person's plight

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Perdition (noun)

damnation, a hellish place

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Reprieve (noun)

a cancellation of postponement of punishment

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Moribund (adjective)

having the look of death

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Deprecate (verb)

to belittle or look down upon

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Ghastly (adjective)

horrible to the senses, frightening

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Incorrigible (adjective)

Unable to be corrected, improved or reformed

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Irrepressible (adjective)

cannot be held back or repressed

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Omnipresent (adjective)

Present everywhere

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Unabashed (adjective)

unself-conscious, unembarrassed

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Ruse (noun)

a pretext to cover some real purpose; trick

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Idyllic (adjective)

perfect in setting having a peaceful quality

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Ineradicable (noun)

cannot be erased or removed

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Enumerate (verb)

to list, number, count

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Introspective (adjective)

looking within, consciously examining one's life

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Transitory (adjective)

Occurring only temporarily

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Irrevocable (adjective)

Not to be revoked or recalled; unalterable

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Empirical (adjective)

tested by experiment or experience

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Paradoxical (adjective)

state of two opposites existing together, both deeming to be valid

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Nihilism (noun)

the denial of any meaning, the contention that being has no meaning

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Inherent (adjective)

existing in some thing or someone as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute

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Dormant (adjective)

in a state of rest or inactivity

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Axiological (noun)

the branch of philosophy dealing with values and ethical judgements

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Inexplicable (adjective)

incapable of being accounted for or explained

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Tantamount (adjective)

equivalent to in value, force, effect, or significance

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Didactic (adjective)

inclined to teach or lecture too much, or intending to teach a moral lesson

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Cognizant (adjective)

knowledge or awareness of something

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Ubiquity (noun)

occurring universally, happening everywhere