Cumulative Vocab Test 2 Mrs. Righi Smith

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Invulnerable

not able to be wounded or hurt ; shielded against attack

Malevolent

spiteful, showing ill will

Nonchalant

cool and confident, unconcerned

Omniscient

all knowing ; having unlimited awareness or understanding

Panacea

a remedy for all ills ; cure-all ; an answer to all problems

Scrupulous

exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details ; having high moral standards, principled

Skulk

to move about stealthily ; to lie in hiding

Supercilious

proud and contemptuous ; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority

Uncanny

strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation

Venial

easily excused, pardonable

Altruistic

unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

Assent

to express agreement; agreement

Benefactor

one who does good to others

Chivalrous

marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

Clemency

mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness

Dearth

a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply ; a famine

Diffident

shy, lacking self-confidence ; modest, reserved

Discrepancy

a difference; a lack of agreement

Embark

to go aboard; to make a start; to invest

Facile

easily done or attained; superficial; ready fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt

Indomitable

unconquerable, refusing to yield

Infallible

free from error; absolutely dependable

Plod

to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

Pungent

causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

Remiss

neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless

Repose

to rest; lie; place; relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

Temerity

rashness, boldness

Truculent

fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh

Unfeigned

sincere, real, without pretense

Virulent

extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful

Accede

to yield to; to assume an office or dignity, comply consent

Brandish

To wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous way

Comprise

to include or contain; to be made up of

Deft

skillful, nimble

Destitute

Deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in

Explicit

Definite, clearly stated

Extirpate

to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally

Inopportune

coming at a bad time; not appropiate

Ironic

suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic

Musty

Stale, moldy; out-of-date

Officious

meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority

Ominous

unfavorable, thr4eatening, of bad omen

Pinnacle

a high peak or point

Premeditated

considered beforehand, deliberately planned

Rampant

Growing without check, running wild

Solace

Comfort, relief, to comfort console

Stately

dignified, majestic

Supple

bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable

Suppress

to stop by force; put down

Venal

open to or marked by bribery or corruption

Abhor

to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

Amend

to change in a formal way; to change for the better

Buffet

to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; a slap, blow

Chaos

great confusion, disorder

Commodious

roomy, spacious

Corrosive

Eating away gradually, acid-like; bitterly sarcastic

Discern

to see clearly, recognize

Extant

still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost

Implicate

to involve in; to connect with or be related to

Inter

to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion

Martinet

A strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules

Obviate

to anticipate an prevent; to remove, dispose of

Renegade

one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox

Reprehensible

deserving blame or punishment

Somber

Dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit

Squalid

filthy, wretched, debased

Turbulent

disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

Vociferous

loud and noisy; compelling attention

Voluminous

of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length

Waive

to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily

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