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Flashcards in Unit 12 Vocab Deck (26):
1

to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun

abjure

2

harsh in taste or odor

acrid

3

majestic, inspiring admiration and respect

august

4

emotionally hardened, unfeeling

callous

5

secret, concealed; underhanded

clandestine

6

sharp in manner or temper

acrid

7

remorse, regret

compunction

8

a large destructive fire

conflagration

9

in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased

elated

10

not able to be erased or removed; memorable

indelible

11

yielding to the wishes or demands of others

indulgent

12

firmly established, long-standing; habitual

inveterate

13

not to the point, not applicable or pertinent

irrelevant

14

of or occurring in the night; under cover of darkness

nocturnal

15

a commonplace, stale, or trite remark

platitude

16

to subdue, put down forcibly

quell

17

inactive; at rest

quiescent

18

to meditate, think about at length

ruminate

19

unspoken, silent; implied, inferred

tacit

20

capable of being touched; real, concrete

tangible

21

incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut

trenchant

22

tri-

three

23

-pend-, -pens-

hang, weight, set aside

24

-pon-, -pos-

put, place

25

-port-

carry

26

-rupt-

break