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Vocabulary Unit 15. PowerPoint by Vanessa Reynard. Amenity. (n.) That which is pleasant or agreeable; (pl.) attractive features, customs, etc. . Aperture. (n.) an opening, gap, hole; orifice. Dissidence. ( n.) a difference of opinion; discontent. Epicurean.

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vocabulary unit 15

Vocabulary Unit 15

PowerPoint by Vanessa Reynard

amenity
Amenity

(n.) That which is pleasant or agreeable; (pl.) attractive features, customs, etc.

aperture
Aperture

(n.) an opening, gap, hole; orifice

dissidence
Dissidence

(n.) a difference of opinion; discontent

epicurean
Epicurean

(adj.) devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food, comfort, and ease; with discriminating tastes

(n.) a person with discriminating tastes

improvident
Improvident

(adj.) not thrifty; failing to plan ahead

iniquity
Iniquity

(n.) wickedness, sin; a grossly immoral act

inviolable
Inviolable

(adj.) sacred; of such a character that it must not be broken, injured, or profaned.

mutable
Mutable

(adj.) open to or capable of change, fickle

nascent
Nascent

(adj.) just beginning to exist or develop; having just come into existence.

obeisance
Obeisance

(n.) a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deference, homage.

panegyric
Panegyric

(n.) a formal or elaborate praise, a tribute.

pillory
pillory

(n.) a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule

(v.) to expose to public contempt or ridicule.

pittance
Pittance

(n.) a woefully meager allowance, wage, or portion.

presage
Presage

(v.) to foreshadow or point to a future event; to predict

(n.) a warning or indication of the future

progeny
Progeny

(n.) descendants, offspring, children, followers, disciples.

promulgate
Promulgate

(v.) to proclaim or issue officially, to make known far and wide.

rectitude
Rectitude

(n.) uprightness, righteousness; correctness

restive
Restive

(adj.) restless, hard to manage, balky

subsist
subsist

(v.) to have existence; to remain alive, manage to make a living or maintain life, to persist or continue.