Vocab Ch. 10-14

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Term Definition
Assuage (verb) to make easier to handle (such as a burden or a task)
Sinuous (adj) snake-like and wavy
Ominous (adj) showing a sign of something bad to come
Irrational (adj) unable to reason with logic
Assimilate (verb) to adopt the ways and adapt into a culture
Destination (noun) the goal of a journey
Frigid (adj) freezing cold
Admonition (noun) a gentle criticism
Agony (noun) extreme pain of the body
Sparse (adj) very few
Origin (noun) the basic source of something
Significance (noun) having importance
Isolation (noun) separation from others
Mutilate (verb) to mess up by cutting or destroying in some other way
Skeptical (adj) being doubtful that something is true or is as it appears to be.

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