Unit 8

 

1.

Úlan

(n.) an enthusiastic vigor and liveliness, spirit; a flair

2.

dissipate

(v.) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

3.

disavow

(v.) to deny responsibility for or connection with

4.

conducive

(adj.) tending to promote or assist, helpful, favorable

5.

expurgate

(v.) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleans, purify

6.

dispassionate

(adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion

7.

consternation

(n.) dismay confusion

8.

dissension

(n.) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

9.

bovine

(adj.) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

10.

acrimonious

(adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or tone

11.

corpulent

(adj.) fat; having large, bulky body

12.

subservient

(adj.) subordinate in capacity or role; serving to promote some end; submissively obedient

13.

perfidy

(n.) faithlessness, treachery

14.

hypothetical

(adj.) based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

15.

impugn

(v.) to call into question; attack as false

16.

odium

(n.) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

17.

intemperate

(adj.) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement

18.

ignoble

(adj.) mean, low base

19.

squeamish

(adj.) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

20.

susceptible

(adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

21.

gauntlet

(n.) an armored or protective glove; a challenge to combat; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

22.

relegate

(v.) to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turnover; to banish