Vocabulary for the College Bound Level 8 Lesson 2

acclaim

to greet with loud approval or praise

acquiesce

to agree or consent quietly without protest, but without enthusiasm

assimilate

to take in, or to be taken in by a larger group

delirious

Extreme mental confusion or excitement

diffusion

the process of widely spreading or scattering

diminution

the act or process of lessening or decreasing

disdain

aloof contempt or scorn

magnanimous

noble in heart and mind; rising above pettiness or meanness

malignant

having an evil influence; very harmful; likely to cause death

meander

to wander aimlessly and idly; ramble