Vocabulary Word Flash Cards
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Not securely held and likely to fall or collapse
The study and analysis of how language is used to produce meaning
Indicate; to show clearly
A woman who lives with and has sex with a married man
to stick together; cause to form a united, orderly, complete thing
Board consisting of wooden slats joined together over muddy ground or in a trench
Relating to horse riding
Take illegally or by force
Increasing or reviving after a period of little activity
Using few words in an unfriendly manner
To persuade by flattery or promise (sometimes false)
Theft of personal property
Behaving as if you are better than other people
Tending not to like change. 2. Politically, favouring low taxation and low government involvement in industry. 3. A conservative estimate is an estimate that is purposely low for the sake of caution
To cause people to stop respecting or believing in someone; harm a person's reputation
(small c) - including a wide range of things; all embracing
Authoritarian , materialistic, right wing system of government; extremely oppressive or intolerant views or practices