Vocab Unit 1 - 11 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
accedeaudio_icon.gif1. to agree or assent; 2. submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; 3. to assume an office
brandishaudio_icon.gifTo wave or flourish (a weapon, for example) menacingly
compriseaudio_icon.gifto include; contain
deftaudio_icon.gifskillful, nimble
destituteaudio_icon.gifdeprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
explicitaudio_icon.gifdefinite, clearly stated
extirpateaudio_icon.gif1. to destroy totally; 2. to tear up by the roots
inopportuneaudio_icon.gifcoming at a bad time; not appropriate
ironiccontrary to what was expected or intended; sarcastic
mustystale, moldy; out-of-date
officiousaudio_icon.gifmeddling; excessively forward in offering services
ominousaudio_icon.gifunfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
pinnacleaudio_icon.gifa high peak or point
premeditatedaudio_icon.gifconsidered beforehand, deliberately planned
rampantaudio_icon.gifgrowing without check, running wild
solaceaudio_icon.gifcomfort, relief
statelydignified, majestic
suppleaudio_icon.gif1. bending easily; 2. adaptable; 3. servile
suppressaudio_icon.gifto stop by force, put down
venalaudio_icon.gifopen to or marked by bribery or corruption
abhoraudio_icon.gifto hate deeply
amendaudio_icon.gifto change for the better
buffetaudio_icon.gif1. (v.) to slap or cuff; 2. (v.) to drive or force with blows; 3 (n.) a slap, blow
chaosaudio_icon.gifgreat confusion, disorder
commodiousaudio_icon.gifroomy, spacious
corrosiveaudio_icon.gif1. eating away gradually, acidlike; 2. bitterly sarcastic
discernaudio_icon.gifto see clearly, recognize
extantaudio_icon.gifstill existing; not exterminated, destroyed or lost
implicateaudio_icon.gifto involve in; to connect with or be related to
interaudio_icon.gifto bury
martinetaudio_icon.gifa strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
obviateaudio_icon.gifto anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
renegadeaudio_icon.gifone who leaves a group; deserter, outlaw
reprehensibleaudio_icon.gifdeserving blame or punishment
somberaudio_icon.gifdark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
squalidaudio_icon.giffilthy, wretched, debased
turbulentaudio_icon.gifdisorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
vociferousaudio_icon.gifloud and noisy
voluminousaudio_icon.gif1. of great size; numerous; 2. writing or speaking at great length
waiveaudio_icon.gifto do without, give up voluntarily
animosityaudio_icon.gifstrong dislike; bitter hostility
apathyaudio_icon.giflack of feeling, emotion, or interest
apprehensiveaudio_icon.giffearful or anxious, especially about the future
commendaudio_icon.gif1. to praise, express approval; 2. to commit to the care of
compatibleaudio_icon.gifable to get along or work well together
condolenceaudio_icon.gifan expression of sympathy
consecrateaudio_icon.gif1. to make sacred, hallow; 2. to set apart for a special purpose
decrepitaudio_icon.gifold and feeble; worn-out, ruined
derideaudio_icon.gifto ridicule, laugh at with contempt
ingenuousaudio_icon.gifinnocent, simple; frank, sincere
multifariousaudio_icon.gifhaving great variety; numerous and diverse
obsoleteaudio_icon.gifout-of-date, no longer in use
omnivorousaudio_icon.gifeating every kind of food
parsimoniousaudio_icon.gifstingy, miserly
quandaryaudio_icon.gifstate of perplexity or doubt
recalcitrantaudio_icon.gifstubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
reprisalaudio_icon.gifan injury done in return for injury; retaliation
revelaudio_icon.gif1. (v.) to take great pleasure in; 2. (n.) wild celebration
stultifyaudio_icon.gifto make ineffective or useless
suaveaudio_icon.gifsmoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
allocateaudio_icon.gifto set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute
ardentaudio_icon.gifvery enthusiastic, impassioned
assiduousaudio_icon.gifpersistent, attentive, diligent
brashaudio_icon.gifprone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
capriciousaudio_icon.gifsubject to whims or passing fancies
chastiseaudio_icon.gifto inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
copiousaudio_icon.gifabundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
deviateaudio_icon.gif1. (v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm 2. (n.) one who departs from a norm
exultaudio_icon.gifto rejoice greatly
emaciatedaudio_icon.gifunnaturally thin
gnarledaudio_icon.gifknotted, twisted, lumpy
indemnityaudio_icon.gifa payment for damage or loss
inklingaudio_icon.gifa hint; a vague notion
limpidaudio_icon.gifclear, transparent; readily understood
omnipotentaudio_icon.gifalmighty, having unlimited power or authority
palatableaudio_icon.gifagreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption
poignantaudio_icon.gifdeeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
rancoraudio_icon.gifbitter resentment or ill-will
sophomoricaudio_icon.gifimmature and overconfident; conceited
spontaneousaudio_icon.gifarising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance
acquiesceaudio_icon.gifto accept without protest; to agree or submit
allureaudio_icon.gifto entice, tempt
askewaudio_icon.giftwisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
blitheaudio_icon.gif1. cheerful, lighthearted; 2. casual, unconcerned
contentiousaudio_icon.gifquarrelsome, inclined to argue
covetaudio_icon.gifto desire something belonging to another
crestfallenaudio_icon.gifdiscouraged, dejected, downcast
disheveledaudio_icon.gifrumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
exponentaudio_icon.gifone who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets
garrulousaudio_icon.gifgiven to much talking, tediously chatty
insuperableaudio_icon.gifincapable of being overcome
lamentableaudio_icon.gifto be regretted or pitied
misnomeraudio_icon.gifan unsuitable or misleading name
professaudio_icon.gifto affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
respiteaudio_icon.gifa period of relief or rest
retributionaudio_icon.gif1. repayment; 2. deserved punishment
sinuousaudio_icon.gif1. winding, having many curves; 2. lithe and flexible
sonorousaudio_icon.gif1. full, deep, or rich in sound; 2. impressive in style
vanguardaudio_icon.gif1. the foremost part of an army; 2. the leading position in any field
wastrelaudio_icon.gifa wasteful person; a good-for-nothing
alludeaudio_icon.gifto refer to casually or indirectly
clairvoyantaudio_icon.gif1. (adj.) supernaturally perceptive; 2. (n.) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer
conclusiveaudio_icon.gifserving to settle an issue; final
disreputableaudio_icon.gifnot respectable, not esteemed
endemicaudio_icon.gifnative or confined to a particular region or people
exemplaryaudio_icon.gifworthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
fathomaudio_icon.gifto understand, get to the bottom of
guileaudio_icon.giftreacherous cunning, deceit
integrityaudio_icon.gifhonesty, high moral standards
itineraryaudio_icon.gifa route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook
misconstrueto interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
obnoxiousaudio_icon.gifhighly offensive, arousing strong dislike
placateaudio_icon.gifto appease, soothe, pacify
placidaudio_icon.gifcalm, peaceful
plagiarismaudio_icon.gifpassing off or using as one's own the writing of another person
potentaudio_icon.gifpowerful; highly effective
pretextaudio_icon.gifa false reason, deceptive excuse
protrudeaudio_icon.gifto stick out, thrust forth
starkaudio_icon.gifharsh, unrelieved, desolate
superficialaudio_icon.gifon or near the surface; concerened with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow