McGinnis Vocab #9

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qualified

not definite (yes or no) because dependent on other factors (adj)

zeal

eagerness, earnestness, fervor in advancing a cause (noun)

zealot

fanatic (noun)

heresy

opinion or practice contrary to whats normally accepted (noun)

heretic

holder of an unorthodox opinion (noun)

trough

hollow between two wave crests (noun)

adjudicate

to act as a judge (verb)

karma

destiny, how actions in previous lives decide your future state (noun)

supple

flexible, pliant (adj)

abstain

to refrain from indulging in something (verb) ...abstinence=(noun)

futile

useless, ineffectual (adj)

remunerative

rewarding (adj)

euphemism

use of a milder or better term for something to be too harsh, direct, or negative (noun)

derivative

not original, coming from another source (ex: music, idea) (adj)

deter

to discourage someone because of fear or dislike of consequences (verb)

flippant

treating serious matters too lightly, being disrespectful (adj)

gamer

to amass, collect a supply (verb)

gratify

to pleas or delight (verb)

gullible

easily fooled or deceived (adj)

tenacious

holding fast, persistent (adj)

tirade

a long vehement denunciation (noun)

surmise

make a guess (verb) / conjecture (noun)

succinct

concise (adj)

hiatus

gap in a series, break (noun)

impair

to damage or weaken (verb)

synthesis

process of building up separate elements (esp. ideas) to make a whole (esp. theory or system) (noun)

taint

to cause decay, infection, or a bad quality (verb), trace of (noun)

tangible

perceptible by touch, clearly intelligible (not visionary) (adj)

implicate

to show someone to be involved (in a crime or scheme) (verb)

temper

to moderate or mitigate, to bring or proper hardness (verb)

inane

silly, senseless (adj)

pivotal

crucial person or point (eg in a scheme or enterprise) (adj)

troupe

company of actors or other performers (noun)

placate

to pacify or mollify (verb)

incapacitate

to disable (verb)

abyss

deep, seemingly bottomless fissure or chasm (noun)

prudent

careful to avoid bad consequences, discreet (adj)

incoherent

unable to speak clearly and/or logically (adj)

diffuse

to spread out (verb)/ spread out (non concentrated) (adj)

disperse

to distribute over a wide area, to leave and go seperate ways (verb)

analogous

partially similar or parallel (adj)

unrequited

not returned or reciprocated (adj)

virtuoso

person highly skilled in a fine art (noun)

anticlimax

disappointingly trivial conclusion to something significant (noun)

eulogy

speech (oral or written) in praise of a person (noun)

aversion

strong antipathy (noun)

bestow

to confer ( a gift or honor) (verb)

farce

comic dramatic work based on ludicrously improbably events, absurdly futile proceedings (noun)

minute

very small, accurate, detailed precise (adj)

celestial

heavenly, of the sky (adj)

chameleon

a variable or inconstant person (noun)

repugnant

disgusting, something aversive (adj)

frugal

careful with money or food (adj)

chasm

deep fissure or opening in the earth or rock, wide difference in attitudes or interests (noun)

concur

to agree (verb)

irksome

tedious or annoying (adj)

foresight

ability to think ahead and provide what will be needed (noun)

idiosyncrasy

something eccentric or very individualized (noun)

avid

eager, enthusiastic (adj)

enunciate

to pronounce clearly, express an idea in definite terms (verb)

breach

to break a law, contract, or treaty in a relationship (verb)/ such a break (noun)

meek

humble and submissive, piously gentle (adj)

superfluous

more than enough, needless (adj)

camaraderie

mutual trust and sociability among friends (noun)

unfazed

not disconcerted, remaining poised (adj)

candid

frank, not hiding ones thoughts (adj)

wane

decrease in importance (verb)/ decline (noun)

indigenous

native, occurring naturally in a region (adj)

malign

to slander (verb)/ injurious (adj)

raze

completely destroy or tear down (verb)

inundate

to floor or overwhelm (verb)

subdued

tamed, toned down (adj)

recount

to narrate in detail, to count again (adj)

franchise

authorization granted by a company to sell its goods or services in a certain way (verb)/ pro sports teams (noun)

deprivation

state of lacking something (housing, food, employment, love) (noun)

foreboding

sense of doom, expectation of trouble (noun)

denounce

to condemn, accuse publicly (verb)

denunciation

public condemnation (noun)

desecrate

to violate a sacred place with violence or profanity (verb)

fleeting

brief (adj)

garble

to distort unintentionally (ex: message) (verb)

frail

fragile, delicate (adj)

despot

an absolute ruler (noun)

somber

solemn, dark, gloomy (adj)

stalemate

deadlock (noun)

formidable

inspiring fear or dread (adj)

gibberish

meaningless speech, nonsense (noun)

fledging

young bird, inexperienced person (noun)

giddy

overexcited (adj)

stifle

to smother or suppress (e.g. yawn) (verb)

haughty

arrogantly self-admiring (adj)

succulent

juicy, palatable (fruit, meat) (adj)

tangential

peripheral, diverging from a previous course of action or though (adj)

suppress

to prevent something from being seen, heard, or known (verb)

implausible

not believable (adj)

temperate

moderate, avoiding extremes (adj)

inarticulate

unable to speak clearly (adj)

terrestrial

of or on the earth or dry land (adj)

quench

to satisfy (thirst) by drinking (verb)

sullen

resentful, sulky (adj)

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