D Level Unit 8 Vocab Words

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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 requiring specialized assistance.
Noun
uh-sahy-luhm
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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