D Level Unit 8 Vocab Words

Unit 8 Vocab Words
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Assurance
A positive declaration intended to give confidence Noun uh-shoor-uhns
Asylum
an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons...
Console
give solace or comfort Verb kuhn-sohl
dilate
to make wider or larger Verb dahy-leyt
dross
waste matter Noun
dwindle
to become smaller and smaller Verb dwin-dl
flippant
frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness Adjective flip-uhnt
immunity
the quality or state of being immune Noun h-myoo-ni-tee
institute
to set up; establish; organize OR a society or organization Noun and Verb in-sti-toot
liability
moneys owed; debts Noun lahy-uh-bil-i-tee
preposterous
completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; adjective pri-pos-ter-uhs
pugnacious
inclined to quarrel or fight readily; Adjective puhg-ney-shuhs
rabid
irrationally extreme in opinion or practice: Adjective rab-id
realm
a royal domain; kingdom: Noun
rejuvenate
to make young again; restore to youthful vigor Verb ri-joo-vuh-neyt
remunerate
to pay, recompense, or reward for work, trouble, etc. Verb ri-myoo-nuh-reyt
sparse
thinly scattered or distributed Adjective
sterling
of, pertaining to, or noting British money OR British currency Adjective and Noun stur-ling
venture
an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome OR to expose Noun and Verb ven-cher
warp
to bend or twist out of shape Verb


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