Vocab Unit 1 - 8 Flashcards


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to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser valueadulterate
1. able to use both hands equally well; 2. very skillful; 3. hypocriticalambidextrous
to make larger, increaseaugment
1. deprived of; made unhappy through a lossbereft
1. to position or arrange; 2. to utilizedeploy
stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humoreddour
courage in facing difficultiesfortitude
to stare with open mouth; to open widegape
(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorngibe
an external appearance, cover, maskguise
intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherousinsidious
a hint, indirect suggestionintimation
wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandioseopulent
1. easily bent, flexible; 2. easily influencedpliable
to say again, repeatreiterate
not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsivestolid
experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitanttentative
1. not combed; untidy; 2. rude, unpolishedunkempt
word for word; exactly as written or spokenverbatim
cautiously, with great care.warily
skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mindadroit
friendly, neighborlyamicable
opposed, unwilling; having a deep-seated distasteaverse
given to fighting, warlike; aggressivebelligerent
well-meaning, charitable, kindlybenevolent
hasty, not thoroughcursory
treachery, deceitfulness, fraudduplicity
to praise excessivelyextol
possible, able to be donefeasible
faical distortion, pained expressiongrimace
a large-scale destruction, especially by fireholocaust
resistant; not affected or hurt byimpervious
impulse, stimulus, incentiveimpetus
extremely careful; particular about detailsmeticulous
desire for something in the pastnostalgia
the most typical examplequintessence
to return to an earlier conditionretrogress
to examine closelyscrutinize
lukewarm; unenthusiastictepid
an enemy, opponentadversaryaudio_icon.gif
to turn away; to make indifferent or hostilealienate
1. a skillful or ingenious device; 2. clever trick; 3. clever skillartificeaudio_icon.gif
to compel, forcecoerceaudio_icon.gif
1. (adj.) cowardly; 2. (n). cowardcraven
of or related to cooking or the kitchenculinaryaudio_icon.gif
to erase, wipe outdelete
a death, especially of a person in a high positiondemise
to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness toexhilarateaudio_icon.gif
1. plowed but not seeded; 2. inactive; 3. reddish-yellowfallow (adj.)audio_icon.gif
1. to disturb, worry; 2. to trouble by repeated attacksharass
1. stormy, harsh; 2. severe in attitude or actioninclementaudio_icon.gif
to think about in a dreamy way, pondermuse
so unimportant that it can be disregardednegligibleaudio_icon.gif
to make permanent or long lastingperpetuateaudio_icon.gif
an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later actionprecedentaudio_icon.gif
infliclicting or aiming at punishmentpunitive
1. (v.) to set right, remedy; 2. (n.) relief from wrong or injuryredress
1. (n.) a temporary stay; 2. (v.) to stay for a timesojournaudio_icon.gif
refined in manner or style, suaveurbane
land left unseededfallow (n.)audio_icon.gif
associated, connectedaffiliatedaudio_icon.gif
to find outascertainaudio_icon.gif
an accomplishment, the act of achievingattainmentaudio_icon.gif
to give or pass on as an inheritancebequeathaudio_icon.gif
relevant, to the point; convincingcogentaudio_icon.gif
move toward one pointconvergeaudio_icon.gif
to scatter, spread far and widedisperseaudio_icon.gif
to regard highlyesteemaudio_icon.gif
to erase, obliterate, destroyexpungeaudio_icon.gif
1. having limits; 2. lasting for a limited time.finiteaudio_icon.gif
1. not able to be wounded or hurt; 2. shielded against attackinvulnerableaudio_icon.gif
spiteful, showing ill willmalevolentaudio_icon.gif
cool and confident, unconcernednonchalantaudio_icon.gif
knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understandingomniscientaudio_icon.gif
a remedy for all ills; cure allpanaceaaudio_icon.gif
1. exact, careful, meticulous; 2. having high moral standards, principledscrupulousaudio_icon.gif
1. to move about stealthily; 2. to lie in hidingskulkaudio_icon.gif
1. proud and contemptuous; 2. showing scorn because of a feeling of superioritysuperciliousaudio_icon.gif
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanationuncannyaudio_icon.gif
easily excused; pardonablevenialaudio_icon.gif
unselfish, concerned with the welfare of othersaltruisticaudio_icon.gif
1. (v.) to express agreement; 2. (n.) agreementassentaudio_icon.gif
one who does good to othersbenefactoraudio_icon.gif
marked by honor, courtesy, and couragechivalrousaudio_icon.gif
mercy, humanenessclemencyaudio_icon.gif
a lack, scarcity, inadequate supplydearthaudio_icon.gif
shy, lacking self-confidencediffidentaudio_icon.gif
1. a difference; 2. lack of agreementdiscrepancyaudio_icon.gif
1. to make a start; 2. to go aboardembarkaudio_icon.gif
1. easily done or attained, effortless; 2. fluent; 3. superficialfacileaudio_icon.gif
unconquerable, unbeatableindomitableaudio_icon.gif
free from error, perfectinfallibleaudio_icon.gif
to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowlyplod
causing a sharp sensation; stinging, bitingpungentaudio_icon.gif
neglectful in performance of one's duty, carelessremissaudio_icon.gif
1. (v.) to rest; 2. (n.) relaxation, peace of mindreposeaudio_icon.gif
boldness, rashnesstemerityaudio_icon.gif
fierce and cruel; aggressivetruculentaudio_icon.gif
sincere, real, without pretenseunfeignedaudio_icon.gif
1. extremely infectious, malignant, or poisonous; 2. hateful, spitefulvirulentaudio_icon.gif
1. to agree or assent; 2. submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; 3. to assume an officeaccedeaudio_icon.gif
To wave or flourish (a weapon, for example) menacinglybrandishaudio_icon.gif
to include; containcompriseaudio_icon.gif
skillful, nimbledeftaudio_icon.gif
deprived of the necessities of life; lacking indestituteaudio_icon.gif
definite, clearly statedexplicitaudio_icon.gif
1. to destroy totally; 2. to tear up by the rootsextirpateaudio_icon.gif
coming at a bad time; not appropriateinopportuneaudio_icon.gif
contrary to what was expected or intended; sarcasticironic
stale, moldy; out-of-datemusty
meddling; excessively forward in offering servicesofficiousaudio_icon.gif
unfavorable, threatening, of bad omenominousaudio_icon.gif
a high peak or pointpinnacleaudio_icon.gif
considered beforehand, deliberately plannedpremeditatedaudio_icon.gif
growing without check, running wildrampantaudio_icon.gif
comfort, reliefsolaceaudio_icon.gif
dignified, majesticstately
1. bending easily; 2. adaptable; 3. servilesuppleaudio_icon.gif
to stop by force, put downsuppressaudio_icon.gif
open to or marked by bribery or corruptionvenalaudio_icon.gif
to hate deeplyabhoraudio_icon.gif
to change for the betteramendaudio_icon.gif
1. (v.) to slap or cuff; 2. (v.) to drive or force with blows; 3 (n.) a slap, blowbuffetaudio_icon.gif
great confusion, disorderchaosaudio_icon.gif
roomy, spaciouscommodiousaudio_icon.gif
great confusion, disorderchaosaudio_icon.gif
roomy, spaciouscommodiousaudio_icon.gif
1. eating away gradually, acidlike; 2. bitterly sarcasticcorrosiveaudio_icon.gif
to see clearly, recognizediscernaudio_icon.gif
still existing; not exterminated, destroyed or lostextantaudio_icon.gif
to involve in; to connect with or be related toimplicateaudio_icon.gif
to buryinteraudio_icon.gif
a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rulesmartinetaudio_icon.gif
to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose ofobviateaudio_icon.gif
one who leaves a group; deserter, outlawrenegadeaudio_icon.gif
deserving blame or punishmentreprehensibleaudio_icon.gif
dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spiritsomberaudio_icon.gif
filthy, wretched, debasedsqualidaudio_icon.gif
disorderly, riotous, violent; stormyturbulentaudio_icon.gif
loud and noisyvociferousaudio_icon.gif
1. of great size; numerous; 2. writing or speaking at great lengthvoluminousaudio_icon.gif
to do without, give up voluntarilywaiveaudio_icon.gif
strong dislike; bitter hostilityanimosityaudio_icon.gif
lack of feeling, emotion, or interestapathyaudio_icon.gif
fearful or anxious, especially about the futureapprehensiveaudio_icon.gif
1. to praise, express approval; 2. to commit to the care ofcommendaudio_icon.gif
able to get along or work well togethercompatibleaudio_icon.gif
an expression of sympathycondolenceaudio_icon.gif
1. to make sacred, hallow; 2. to set apart for a special purposeconsecrateaudio_icon.gif
old and feeble; worn-out, ruineddecrepitaudio_icon.gif
to ridicule, laugh at with contemptderideaudio_icon.gif
innocent, simple; frank, sincereingenuousaudio_icon.gif
having great variety; numerous and diversemultifariousaudio_icon.gif
out-of-date, no longer in useobsoleteaudio_icon.gif
eating every kind of foodomnivorousaudio_icon.gif
stingy, miserlyparsimoniousaudio_icon.gif
state of perplexity or doubtquandaryaudio_icon.gif
stubbornly disobedient, resisting authorityrecalcitrantaudio_icon.gif
an injury done in return for injury; retaliationreprisalaudio_icon.gif
1. (v.) to take great pleasure in; 2. (n.) wild celebrationrevelaudio_icon.gif
to make ineffective or uselessstultifyaudio_icon.gif
smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the sensessuaveaudio_icon.gif