VOCAB

IN PREP FOR COURTLY LOVE THERE ARE 9 TOTAL.

DETERRENT
• (N) something that stops something from happening Knowing that I will get in trouble is a deterrent when I am faced with certain choices.

AVARICE
• (n) extreme desire for wealth, greed Her avarice lead her to marry a very old but very rich man.

REVELATION
• (n) a dramatic revealing It was a revelation when I found out that I was number 1 in my class. It was no big revelation to find out that my brother is in ISS again.

COMMENSURATE
• (adj) of the same extent and measure The employee’s pay will be commensurate with her experience. Nick Peters and Morgan D’s ability to play basketball is NOT commensurate with their height.

ATTAIN
• (v) to accomplish or achieve He hopes to attain greatness in his lifetime.

DIMINISH
• (v) to lessen or appear lessened As time goes on, my ability to stay up late diminishes.

APPREHENSION
• (n) the state of being fearful of an outcome My apprehension keeps me from going skydiving.

INTENSIFY
• (V) make greater or more intense Thinking of chocolate cake will intensify my hunger.

PRESUMPTION
• (n) belief based on reasonable evidence Believing that she would pass the test is a presumption based on the fact that she studied for hour.

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