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  1. Unit 1 - RedVocab ReviewImproving Vocab http://educ.queensu.ca/~fmc/august2004/pages/dinobreath.html

  2. acclaim Great praise; approval

  3. adjacent Close; near to something

  4. elicit To draw forth

  5. engross To hold the attention of; absorb

  6. escalate To increase or intensify

  7. exploit To use selfishly; take advantage of

  8. methodical Orderly; systematic

  9. obsolete No longer active or in use; out of date

  10. able to be touched; having form and matter tangible

  11. terminate To stop; bring to an end

  12. absolve To find innocent

  13. Not giving in; stubborn adamant

  14. amiable Good natured; friendly; pleasant

  15. amoral Lacking a moral sense; without principles

  16. animosity Bitter hate or hostility

  17. antagonist an opponent; one who opposes or competes against others

  18. Odd; differing from what is customary or normal eccentric

  19. encounter To meet unexpectedly; come upon

  20. epitome A perfect or typical example of a general type or quality; the best

  21. To make evil and untrue statements about; speak evil of malign

  22. To prevent or discourage from doing something deter

  23. implication An idea that is communicated indirectly through a suggestion or hint

  24. inequity Injustice; unfairness

  25. infirmity Time, beat A physical weakness or defect; ailment

  26. infringe To intrude or trespass on; to go beyond the limits of what is considered proper

  27. innovation A new custom, method, or invention; something newly introduced

  28. revitalize To renew the strength and energy of; restore to active condition

  29. sparse distributed thinly; not thick or crowded

  30. subjective Based on personal opinion, feelings, and attitudes; not objective

  31. succinct Expressed clearly in a few words; to the point; concise

  32. ann, enn year

  33. Audi; audio Hearing; sound

  34. cycl; cyclo circle

  35. hood State or condition of

  36. more than normal; overly hyper-

  37. -ly in a certain manner

  38. non- Not; the opposite of

  39. path; -pathy feeling; suffering

  40. pend to hang

  41. quart; quandr- Four; fourth

  42. an indirect reference; reference to other literature allusion

  43. altruistic Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others; generous; unselfish

  44. appease To calm, especially by giving in to the demands of

  45. arbitrary Determined by personal judgment, not rule or reason; based on impulse

  46. assail To attack physically or verbally

  47. banal Lacking orginality; overused; commonplace; cliche

  48. A mild or vague term used as a substitute for a term considered offensive or unpleasant euphemism

  49. mercenary Motivated only by financial gain; greedy

  50. syndrome A group of symptoms typical of a specific disease or condition