VOCAB LEVEL E UNIT 10-15 REVIEW

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Acquiesce

v. to accept without protest; to agree or submit

Allure

v. to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; n. a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm

Askew

adj., adv. twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

blithe

adj. cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

contentious

adj. quarrelsome, inclined to argue

covet

to desire something belonging to another

crestfallen

discouraged, dejected, downcast

disheveled

rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

exponent

one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised

garrulous

given to much talking, tediously chatty

insuperable

incapable of being overcome

lamentable

to be regretted or pitied

misnomer

an unsuitable or misleading name

profess

to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

respite

a period of relief or rest

retribution

a repayment; a deserved punishment

sinuous

winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

sonorous

full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style

vanguard

the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

wastrel

a wasteful person, spend thrift; a good-for-nothing

allude

to refer to casually or indirectly

clairvoyant

supernaturally perceptive; one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer

conclusive

serving to settle an issue; final

disreputable

not respectable, not esteemed

endemic

native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in field

exemplary

worth of imitation, commendable; serving as a model

fathom

to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; a measure of depth in water

guile

treacherous cunning, deceit

integrity

honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness

itinerary

a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook

misconstrue

to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of

obnoxious

highly offensive, arousing strong dislike

placate

to appease, soothe, pacify

placid

calm, peaceful

plagiarism

passing off or using as one's own the writing (or other materials) of another person

potent

powerful; highly effective

pretext

a false reason, deceptive excuse

protrude

to stick out, thrust forward

stark

hash, unrelieved, desolate; utterly

superficial

on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow

abjure

to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun

acrid

harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper

august

majestic, insipring admiration and respect

callous

emotionally hardened, unfeeling

clandestine

secret, concealed; underhanded

compunction

remorse, regret

conflagration

a large destructive fire

elated

in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased

indelible

not able to be erased or removed; memorable

indulgent

yielding to the wishes or demands of others

inveterate

firmly established, long- standing; habitual

irrelevant

not to the point, not applicable or pertinent

nocturnal

of or occuring in the night; under cover of darkness

platitude

a commonplace, stale, or trite remark

quell

to subdue, put down forcibly

quiescent

inactive; at rest

ruminate

to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud

tacit

unspoken, silent; implied, inferred

tangible

capable of being touched; real, concrete

trenchant

incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut

antipathy

a strong dislike, hostile feeling

applicable

capable of being applied; relevant, suitable

asset

something of value; a resource; an advantage

beset

to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in; (adj) harassed, troubled; studded (w/ jewels)

compassion

sympathy for another's suffering; pity

decorum

proper behavior, good taste; orderliness

duress

compulsion by threat; forcible confinement

exuberant

high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant

facsimile

an exact copy

imbibe

to drink; to take in, absorb

implacable

not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding

infinitesimal

so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute

innocuous

harmless, inoffensive; insignificant

militate

to have effect or force on or against someone or something, fight against

patent

exclusive rights over an invention; (v) to arrange or obtain such rights (adj) copyrighted

prowess

distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability

sedate

(adj)quiet, settled, sober (v) to administer a tranquilizer

stentorian

extremely loud

stipulate

to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement

ultimatum

a final proposal or statement of conditions

alacrity

a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action

alleviate

to relieve, make more bearable

antithesis

the direct opposite, a sharp contrast

appall

to fill with dismay or horror

bellicose

warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome

disparage

to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue

dissonant

not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds

droll

amusingly odd

edict

an order issued by someone in authority

elucidate

to clarify, explain

laud

to praise

loll

to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop

loquacious

talkative, wordy; fond of talking

magnanimous

generous in forgiving, above small meanness

mandatory

required, obligatory

nondescript

ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified

phlegmatic

slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional

rescind

to repeal, cancel

vivacious

lively, sprightly, full of energy

whet

to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager

abrasive

(adj) causing irritation, harsh; (n) a substance used to smooth or polish

acclimate

to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation

chagrin

irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration

complacent

self-satisfied; overly content

concur

to express agreement, approve

defamation

slander or libel

explicate

to make plain or clear, explain; interpret

fracas

a noisy quarrel or brawl

grotesque

unnatural, distorted; bizarre

pandemonium

a wild uproar, din, or commotion

raucous

disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly

receptive

open and responsive to ideas or suggestions

renounce

to give up or resing something

repress

to hold back; to put down or check by force

reticent

not inclinded to speak; reserved; reluctant

savory

tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; respectable

somnolent

sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep

vehement

intense, forceful, powerful

voluble

characterized by a ready flow of words; glib, fluent

zealous

eager, earnest, devoted

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