Vocab Unit 14 Flashcards

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annex (v.)to add to, attach, to incorporate
annex (n.)an attachment or addition
cleaveto cut or split open; to cling to
cordial (adj.)in a friendly manner, hearty, cheery
cordial (n.)a liqueur
cornerstone1. the starting point of a building; 2. a fundamental principle or element
debaclean overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure
devitalizeto make weak or lifeless
embroil1. to involve in a conflict or difficulty; 2. to throw into confusion
exonerateto clear from charge or accusation
glibready and fluent in speech; thoughtless, insincere
haphazardby chance, not planned; lacking order
improvise1. to compose or perform without preparation; 2. to construct from available materials
inciteto rouse, stir up, urge on
influxa coming in, inflow
palloran extreme or unnatural paleness
pedigree1. a list of ancestors, family tree; 2. the history or origins of something
precipitousvery steep
profusevery abundant; given or flowing freely
reconcile1. to restore to friendship; 2. to settle; 3. to resign
shackle (v.)to put into chains
shackle (n.)a chain, fetter
threadbareshabby, old and worn