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Kang, Justin 7th grade sci Period 5 10/23/17 Academic Language #8 1) Augury (n.) - the art or practice of an augur; divination 2) Boycott (v.) - to combine in abstaining from, or preventing dealings with, as a means of intimidation or coercion 3) Glib (adj.) - readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so 4) Incise (v.) - to cut into; cut marks, figures, etc., upon 5) Moralistic (n.) - a person who teaches or inculcates morality 6) Ostracism (n.) - exclusion, by general consent, from social acceptance, privileges, friendship, etc. 7) Penchant (n.) - a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something 8) Rarefy (v.) - to make rare or rarer; make less dense 9) Repine (v.) - to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain 10) Stipulate (v.) - to make an express demand or arrangement as a condition of agreement (often followed by for) 11) Diaphanous (adj.) - very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent 12) Feint (n.) - a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one

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