Vocab ch. 4-6

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Term Definition
Gravitating (verb) move or be attracted by a strong influence
Chortle (verb) to laugh with snorting chuckle
Infraction (noun) the act of breaking the law or a rule
Dosage (noun) the mount of medication in a single dose
Interdependence (noun) dependent on one another
indulgently (adverb) to yield, satisfy, or gratify desires, feelings, etc.
exuberant (adjective) overflowing with high spirts
impatient (adjective) irritated or annoyed by delay
buoyancy (noun) the power to float or rise in water
ritual (noun) a set procedure for religious rite
elder (noun) a person born earlier; someone older
adherence (verb) to stick to or firmly attach
intrigue (verb) a plot craftily or underhandedly
retroactive (verb) applying to the past (events)
serene (adjective) peaceful, calm, quite

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