← Vocabulary Test #1 Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Copious Abundant; plentiful Farmer Brown was overjoyed with his copious crop of tomatoes. Tenacious Tough; stubborn; not letting go The weeds in our lawn are so tenacious we can never get rid of them. Surreptitious done or acting in a secret, sly manner Ray was surreptitious in his approach to the campground so he was able to surprise everyone. Voracious Eager to consume great amounts of food Teenage boys tend to be voracious eaters. Officious Ready to serve; eager in offering unwanted services or advice The officious waitress would not go away even when I told her that I only wanted a coffee. Spurious Not genuine; false The politician made spurious claims about his opponent's views on labor reform. Onerous Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome The teacher was given a classroom aide because her class was so onerous. Gregarious Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. Jessie was so gregarious she hated to be alone. Pious Devout or virtuous; holy Elizabeth piously said her prayers every night before bed. Scrupulous careful of small details; honest President Abraham Lincoln is known for his scrupulousness. Attrition A gradual reduction or weakening; a rubbing away The war became a battle of attrition, each side wearing down the other. Edification Enlighten, instruct My parent send me to temple for moral edification. Ablution a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual; the liquid used in such an act. The priest preformed his ablutions in private. Elocution the art of public speaking. Mark Twain was known for his elocution as well as his stories. Writhe to cause to twist or bend; to suffer acutely, as in pain or embarrassment. Tina writhed when the class heard she had failed chemistry for the third time. Pedestrian ordinary; moving on foot For once, can't we do something that isn't so boringly pedestrian? Carrion dead and rotting flesh Carrion is a vulture's main source of food. Pinion bind the wings so as not to fly, confine The handcuffs were used to pinion his hands. Kismet fate To those who believe in fate, kismet is the cause of everything. Ambivalence indecision; experiencing contradictory emotions. Jenny's ambivalence toward his boss made him regret the day he accepted the job.