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Flashcards in vocab 10 Deck (16):
1

advocate

to plead in favor of; to defend

2

atrocity

an act of great cruelty and wickedness

3

commemorate

to serve as a memorial to; to remember in a solemn manner

4

dialect

a form of a language spoken in a certain geographical region

5

dire

having terrible consequences; urgent or desperate

6

elite

a group that enjoys superior status to others

7

enhance

to make greater or better

8

flagrant

clearly offensive or bad; conspicuously acting against what is right

9

languish

to lose hope, strength or vitality because of neglect of bad conditions

10

mute

to soften or tone down the sound of

11

raze

to level to the ground; to destroy completely

12

reprisal

a retaliation for an injury

13

turmoil

a state of confusion or agitation; tumult

14

wreak

to bring about or inflict
to express or vent

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bonus word j

juxtapose
whenever people or things are placed side by side

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abject

most miserable; wretched