Asceticism and apparently Contradictory Statement Essay example

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Week 10-13 (Winter Break words)

62. acquiesce a. (v.) to agree without protesting (Though Mr. Correlli wanted to stay outside and work in his garage, when his wife told him that he had better come in to dinner, he acquiesced to her demands.) 63. deter a. (v.) to discourage, prevent from doing (Bob’s description of scary snakes couldn’t deter Marcia from traveling in the rainforests.) 64. paradox b. (n.) an apparently contradictory statement that is perhaps true (The diplomat refused to acknowledge the paradox that negotiating a peace treaty would demand more resources than waging war.) 65. dialect c. (n.) a variation of a language (In the country’s remote, mountainous regions, the inhabitants spoke a dialect that the country’s other inhabitants had difficulty understanding.) 66. pariah d. (n.) an outcast (Following the discovery of his plagiarism, Professor Hurley was made a pariah in all academic circles.) 67. parody e. (n.) a satirical imitation (A hush fell over the classroom when the teacher returned to find Deborah acting out a parody of his teaching style. 68. abridge f. (v.) to cut down, shorten (The publisher thought the dictionary was too long and abridged it.) g. (adj.) shortened (Moby-Dick is such a long book that even the abridged version is longer than most normal books.) 69. obsolete h. (adj.) no longer used, out of date (With the inventions of tape decks and CDs, which both have better sound and are easier to use, eight-track players are now entirely obsolete.) 70. anonymous i. (adj.) being unknown, unrecognized (Mary received a love poem from an anonymous admirer.) 71. allege j. (v.) to assert, usually without proof (The policeman had alleged that Marshall committed the crime, but after the investigation turned up no evidence, Marshall was set free.) 72. antiseptic k. (adj.) clean, sterile (The antiseptic hospital was very bare, but its cleanliness helped to keep patients healthy.) 73. embellish l. (v.) to decorate, adorn (My mom embellished the living room by adding lace curtains.) m. (v.) to add details to, enhance (When Harry told me that he had “done stuff” on his vacation, I asked him to embellish upon his account.) 74. amorous n. (adj.) showing love, particularly sexual (Whenever Albert saw Mariah wear her slinky red dress, he began to feel quite amorous.) 75. pinnacle o. (n.) the highest point (Book reviewers declared that the author’s new novel was extraordinary and probably the pinnacle of Western literature.) 76. arbitrary p. (adj.) based on factors that appear random (The boy’s decision to choose one college over another seems arbitrary.) q. Mongolian, an archaic Chinese dialect is still spoken.) 77. defer r. (v.) to postpone something; to yield to another’s wisdom (Ron deferred to Diane, the expert on musical instruments, when he was asked about buying a piano.) 78. ascetic s. (adj.) practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious (The priest lives an ascetic life devoid of television, savory foods, and other pleasures.) 79. beguile t. (v.) to trick, deceive (The thief beguiled his partners into surrendering all of their money to him.) 80. dissent u. (v.) to disagree (The principal argued that the child should repeat the fourth grade, but the unhappy parents dissented.) v. (n.) the act of disagreeing (Unconvinced that the defendant was guilty, the last juror voiced his dissent with the rest of the jury.) 81. rescind w. (v.) to take back, repeal (The company rescinded its offer of employment after discovering that Jane’s resume was full of lies.) 82. chastise x. (v.) to criticize severely (After being chastised by her peers for mimicking Britney Spears, Miranda dyed her hair black and affected a