Unit 4 Vocabulary Flashcards


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annul

to reduce to nothing: to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void

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blase

indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic

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bolster

to support, give a boost to; a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post

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deplore

to feel or express regret or disapproval

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frivolous

of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously

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muster

to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include; a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation

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nonentity

a person or thing of no importance

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obsess

to trouble, haunt or fill the mind

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ornate

elaborately decorated; showily splendid

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oust

to remove, drive out of a position or place

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peruse

to read thoroughly and carefully

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porous

full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water

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promontory

a high point of land extending into water

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prone

lying face down; inclined, likely

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qualm

a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea

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recourse

a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection

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residue

a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed

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solicitous

showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something

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staid

serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct

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sustain

to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity