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Flashcards in Vocab wk 8 Deck (12):
1

scourge

something causing misery or death

2

assuage

provide physical relief, as from pain

3

despondent

feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless

4

exhortation

an earnest attempt at persuasion

5

sagacity

acuteness of mental discernment+soundness of judgment

6

irresolute

uncertain how to act/proceed; doubtful; uncertain of purpose

7

vestige

a mark, trace, visible evidence of something that is no longer present/in existence

8

benefactor

a person who helps ppl/institutions

9

emulation

effort/desire to equal/excel others

10

degenerate

a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable

11

complacent

pleased, especially w/ oneself/one's merits, advantages, situation, etc... often w/o awareness of some potential danger/defect; self-satisfied

12

abhorrence

hate coupled w/ disgust