English 101 Vocab week 11

  1. controversy
    Disagreement, typically when prolonged, public, and heated
  2. counterpart
    A person or thing holding a position or performing a function that corresponds to that of another person or thing in a different area.
  3. detractor
    A person who disparages someone or something.
  4. depletion
    the act of decreasing something markedly.
  5. detriment
    The state of being harmed or damaged. A cause of harm or damage.
  6. repercussion
    An unintended consequence occurring some time after an event or action, esp. an unwelcome one
  7. repudiate
    Refuse to accept or be associated with. Deny the truth or validity of.
  8. relinquish
    Voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up.
  9. abridge
    Shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense.
  10. advocate
    • A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy. (N)
    • Publicly recommend or support: "they advocated strict adherence to Islam". (V)
  11. coerce
    Persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.
  12. curtail
    Reduce in extent or quantity; restrict.
  13. deference
    Humble submission and respect.
  14. deviate
    • Depart from an established course.
    • Depart from usual or accepted standards.
  15. discreet
    • Careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions, esp. to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage.
    • Intentionally unobtrusive.
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English 101 Vocab week 11
English 101 Vocab week 11