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English 12 Vocab 10
English 12 Vocab 10
Emaciated
make abnormally thin or weak, esp. because of illness or a lack of food
-she was so emaciated she could hardly stand.
Explicate
analyze and develop (an idea or principle) in detail or anazlying a book to reveal meaning
-attempting to explicate the relationship between crime and economic forces.
Daunt
make (someone) feel intimidated or apprehensive :
-some people are daunted by technology.
Adduce
cite as evidence :
- a number of factors are adduced to explain the situation.
Fastidious
very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail :
-he chooses his words with fastidious care.
Ameliorate
make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better :
-the reform did much to ameliorate living standards.
Augment
make (something) greater by adding to it; increase :
-he augmented his summer income by painting houses.
Benevolence
well meaning and kindly :
-a benevolent smile.