Vocabulary for Success Course 1- Lesson 9

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Vocabulary Words

amass

(v.) collect for oneself; pile up; accumulate; gather

apprehensive

(adj.) fearful about something that might happen; uneasy; anxious

deplete

(v.) empty completely or partially; drain; exhaust; lessen

enigma

(n.) something puzzling or hard to explain; mystery; riddle; puzzle

fathom

(v.) get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly; interpret; penetrate

gullible

adj.) easily tricked or cheated; credulous; naive

imminent

(adj.) about to take place; at hand; impending; threatening; near

increment

(n.) something added; increase; addition; raise

initial

(adj.) occurring at the beginning; first; introductory

lavish

(adj.) very generous in giving or spending; prodigal; profuse; unstinting

legible

(adj.) capable of being read; easy to read; readable; decipherable

melancholy

(adj.) in a gloomy state of mind; sad; depressed; heavyhearted

obligatory

(adj.) legally or morally binding; mandatory; required

ordeal

(n.) extremely difficult experience that tries one's character or endurance; trial; test

paltry

(adj.) of little or no value; cheap; shoddy; trivial; picayune

stalemate

(n.) situation in which no action can be taken; deadlock; tie; draw

tension

(n.) mental or emotional strain; suspense; anxiety; stress

unscrupulous

(adj.) acting without strict regard for what is right; lacking in moral principles; unprincipled; concienceless

vicinity

(n.) surrounding area or region; neighborhood; locality

vivacious

(adj.) full of life and spirits; lively; sprightly; active

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