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Flashcards in Unit 8 Vocab Deck (20):
1

stinging, bitter in temper or tone

acrimonious

2

resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

bovine

3

dismay, confusion

consternation

4

fat; having a large, bulky body

corpulent

5

to deny responsibility for or connection with

disavow

6

impartial; calm, free from emotion

dispassionate

7

disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

dissension

8

to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

dissipate

9

to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

expurgate

10

an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

gauntlet

11

based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

hypothetical

12

mean, low, base

ignoble

13

to call into question; to attack as false

impugn

14

immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement

intemperate

15

hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

odium

16

faithlessness, treachery

perfidy

17

to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish

relegate

18

inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

squeamish

19

subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient serving to promote some end

subservient

20

open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

susceptible