Vocab Unit 1 - 5 Flashcards

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adulterateaudio_icon.gifto corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
ambidextrousaudio_icon.gif1. able to use both hands equally well; 2. very skillful; 3. hypocritical
augmentaudio_icon.gifto make larger, increase
bereftaudio_icon.gif1. deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
deployaudio_icon.gif1. to position or arrange; 2. to utilize
douraudio_icon.gifstern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
fortitudeaudio_icon.gifcourage in facing difficulties
gapeaudio_icon.gifto stare with open mouth; to open wide
gibeaudio_icon.gif(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn
guiseaudio_icon.gifan external appearance, cover, mask
insidiousaudio_icon.gifintended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
intimationaudio_icon.gifa hint, indirect suggestion
opulentaudio_icon.gifwealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
pliableaudio_icon.gif1. easily bent, flexible; 2. easily influenced
reiterateaudio_icon.gifto say again, repeat
stolidaudio_icon.gifnot easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
tentativeaudio_icon.gifexperimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
unkemptaudio_icon.gif1. not combed; untidy; 2. rude, unpolished
verbatimaudio_icon.gifword for word; exactly as written or spoken
warilyaudio_icon.gifcautiously, with great care.
adroitskillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
amicableaudio_icon.giffriendly, neighborly
averseopposed, unwilling; having a deep-seated distaste
belligerentaudio_icon.gifgiven to fighting, warlike; aggressive
benevolentaudio_icon.gifwell-meaning, charitable, kindly
cursoryaudio_icon.gifhasty, not thorough
duplicityaudio_icon.giftreachery, deceitfulness, fraud
extolto praise excessively
feasiblepossible, able to be done
grimacefaical distortion, pained expression
holocausta large-scale destruction, especially by fire
imperviousaudio_icon.gifresistant; not affected or hurt by
impetusaudio_icon.gifimpulse, stimulus, incentive
meticulousaudio_icon.gifextremely careful; particular about details
nostalgiaaudio_icon.gifdesire for something in the past
quintessenceaudio_icon.gifthe most typical example
retrogressto return to an earlier condition
scrutinizeto examine closely
tepidlukewarm; unenthusiastic
adversaryaudio_icon.gifan enemy, opponent
alienateto turn away; to make indifferent or hostile
artificeaudio_icon.gif1. a skillful or ingenious device; 2. clever trick; 3. clever skill
coerceaudio_icon.gifto compel, force
craven1. (adj.) cowardly; 2. (n). coward
culinaryaudio_icon.gifof or related to cooking or the kitchen
deleteto erase, wipe out
demisea death, especially of a person in a high position
exhilarateaudio_icon.gifto enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
fallow (adj.)audio_icon.gif1. plowed but not seeded; 2. inactive; 3. reddish-yellow
harass1. to disturb, worry; 2. to trouble by repeated attacks
inclementaudio_icon.gif1. stormy, harsh; 2. severe in attitude or action
museto think about in a dreamy way, ponder
negligibleaudio_icon.gifso unimportant that it can be disregarded
perpetuateaudio_icon.gifto make permanent or long lasting
precedentaudio_icon.gifan example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
punitiveinfliclicting or aiming at punishment
redress1. (v.) to set right, remedy; 2. (n.) relief from wrong or injury
sojournaudio_icon.gif1. (n.) a temporary stay; 2. (v.) to stay for a time
urbanerefined in manner or style, suave
affiliatedaudio_icon.gifassociated, connected
ascertainaudio_icon.gifto find out
attainmentaudio_icon.gifan accomplishment, the act of achieving
bequeathaudio_icon.gifto give or pass on as an inheritance
cogentaudio_icon.gifrelevant, to the point; convincing
convergeaudio_icon.gifmove toward one point
disperseaudio_icon.gifto scatter, spread far and wide
esteemaudio_icon.gifto regard highly
expungeaudio_icon.gifto erase, obliterate, destroy
finiteaudio_icon.gif1. having limits; 2. lasting for a limited time.
invulnerableaudio_icon.gif1. not able to be wounded or hurt; 2. shielded against attack
malevolentaudio_icon.gifspiteful, showing ill will
nonchalantaudio_icon.gifcool and confident, unconcerned
omniscientaudio_icon.gifknowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
panaceaaudio_icon.gifa remedy for all ills; cure all
scrupulousaudio_icon.gif1. exact, careful, meticulous; 2. having high moral standards, principled
skulkaudio_icon.gif1. to move about stealthily; 2. to lie in hiding
superciliousaudio_icon.gif1. proud and contemptuous; 2. showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
uncannyaudio_icon.gifstrange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
venialaudio_icon.gifeasily excused; pardonable
altruisticaudio_icon.gifunselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assentaudio_icon.gif1. (v.) to express agreement; 2. (n.) agreement
benefactoraudio_icon.gifone who does good to others
chivalrousaudio_icon.gifmarked by honor, courtesy, and courage
clemencyaudio_icon.gifmercy, humaneness
dearthaudio_icon.gifa lack, scarcity, inadequate supply
diffidentaudio_icon.gifshy, lacking self-confidence
discrepancyaudio_icon.gif1. a difference; 2. lack of agreement
embarkaudio_icon.gif1. to make a start; 2. to go aboard
facileaudio_icon.gif1. easily done or attained, effortless; 2. fluent; 3. superficial
indomitableaudio_icon.gifunconquerable, unbeatable
infallibleaudio_icon.giffree from error, perfect
plodto walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
pungentaudio_icon.gifcausing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remissaudio_icon.gifneglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
reposeaudio_icon.gif1. (v.) to rest; 2. (n.) relaxation, peace of mind
temerityaudio_icon.gifboldness, rashness
truculentaudio_icon.giffierce and cruel; aggressive
unfeignedaudio_icon.gifsincere, real, without pretense
virulentaudio_icon.gif1. extremely infectious, malignant, or poisonous; 2. hateful, spiteful