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vocab 2

05 Jul 2008 on learning

  1. concede -  To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit. 
  2. antecedent - ancestors, one that precedes another
  3. declesion - decline
  4. schistosomiasis - Any of a group of diseases caused by flatworm parasites of the genus Schistosoma that infest the blood of humans and other mammals
  5. debilitate - To sap the strength or energy of; enervate.
  6. reticent - Reluctant; unwilling.
  7. pugnacious - tough, ready and eager to fight
  8. stilted - artificially formal
  9. dioxins - Any of several carcinogenic or teratogenic heterocyclic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in petroleum-derived herbicides.
  10. bucolic - Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic
  11. vintners - A wine merchant.