Vocabulary Workshop Level B Units 1-6

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They are a little out of order, but they still are 120 words and definitions

animated

(adj.) full of life, lively, alive; (part.) moved to action

brood

(n.) a family of young animals, especially birds; any group having the same nature and origin; (v.) to think over in a worried, unhappy way

culminate

(v.) to reach a high point of development; to end, climax

downright

(adv.) thoroughly; (adj.) absolute, complete; frank, blunt

drone

(n.) a loafer, idler; a buzzing or humming sound; a remote-control device; a male bee; (v.) to make a buzzing sound; to speak in a dull tone of voice

goad

(v.) to drive or urge on; (n.) something used to drive or urge on

indulge

(v.) to give in to a wish or desire, give oneself up to

ingredient

(n.)one of the materials in a mixture, recipe, or formula

literate

(adj.)able to read and write; showing an excellent educational background; having knowledhe or training

loom

(v.) to come into view; to appear in exaggerated form; (n.) a machine for weaving

luster

(n.) the quality of giving off light, brightness, glitter, brilliance

miscellaneous

(adj.) mixed, of different kinds

oration

(n.) a public speech for a formal occasion

peevish

(adj.) cross, complaining, irritable; contrary

seethe

(v.) to boil or foam; to be excited or disturbed

singe

(v.) to burn slightly; (n.) a burn at the ends or edges

unique

(adj.)one of a kind; unequaled; unusual; found only in a given

upright

(adj.) vertical, straight; good, honest; (adv.) in a vertical position

verify

(v.) to establish the truth or accuracy of, confirm

yearn

(v.) to have a strong and earnest desire

Available

(adj.) ready for use, at hand

Cater

(v.) to satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant; to supply food and service

Customary

(adj.) usual, expected, routine

Dissuade

(v.) to persuade not to do something

Entrepreneur

(n.) a person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business

Firebrand

(n.) a piece of burning wood; a troublemaker; an extremely energetic or emotional person

Hazard

(n.) risk, peril; (v.) to expose to danger or harm; to gamble

Homicide

(n.) the killing of one person by another

Indifference

(n.) a lack of interest or concern

Indignant

(adj.) filled with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean

Indispensable

(adj.) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected

Lubricate

(v.) to apply oil or grease; to make smooth, slippery, or easier to use

Mutual

(adj.) shared, felt, or shown equally by two or more

Pelt

(v.) to throw a stream of things; to strike successively; to hurry

Plague

(n.) an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths; a widespread evil; (v.) to annoy or bother

Poised

(adj., part.) balanced, suspended; calm, controlled; ready for action

Regime

(n.) a government in power; a form or system of rule or management; a period of rule

Retard

(v.) to make slow, delay, hold back

Transparent

(adj.) allowing light to pass through; easily recognized or understood; easily seen through or detected

Unscathed

(adj.) wholly unharmed, not injured

Adjacent

(adj) near, next to, adjoining.

Alight

(v) to get down from, step down from, to come down from the air, land (adj) lighted up.

Barren

(adj) not productive, bare.

Disrupt

(v) to break up, disturb.

Dynasty

(n) a powerful family or group of rulers that maintains its position or power for some time.

Foretaste

(n) an advance indication, sample, or warning

Germinate

(v) to begin to grow, come into being.

Humdrum

(adj) ordinary, dull, routine, without variation.

Hurtle

(v) to rush violently, dash headlong; to fling or hurl forcefully.

Isinuate

(v) to suggest or hint slyly; to edge into something indirectly.

Interminable

(adj) endless, so long as to seem endless.

Interrogate

(v) to ask questions, examine by questioning.

Recompense

(v) to pay back; to give a reward; (n) a payment for loss, service, or injury.

Renovate

(v) to repair, restore to good condition, make new again.

Résumé

(n) a brief summary; a short written account of one's education, working experience, or qualifications for a job.

Sullen

(adj) silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment; slow moving, sluggish.

Trickle

(v) to flow or fall by drops or in small streams; (n) a small irregular quantity of anything.

Trivial

(adj) not important, minor; ordinary, commonplace.

Truce

(n) a pause in fighting, temporary peace.

Vicious

(adj) evil, bad; spiteful; having bad habits or an ugly disposition; painfully severe or extreme.

alliance

a joining together for some common purpose

bewilder

to puzzle completely, confuse

buffoon

a clown; a coarse, stupid person

controversial

arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement

dishearten

to discourage

fruitless

not producing the desired results, unsuccessful

hostile

unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggressive

inflammable

easily set on fire; easily angered or aroused

inflict

to give or cause something unpleasant, impose

malignant

deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious

mortify

to hurt someone's feelings deeply; to cause embarrassment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering

orthodox

in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things

procure

to obtain through special effort; to bring about

scurry

to run quickly, scamper, hurry

sodden

soaked with liquid or moisture; expressionless, dull; spiritless, listless

spirited

full of life and vigor; courageous

virtual

having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be equivalent to the real thing

void

completely empty; having no legal force or effect; empty or unfilled space; to cancel or nullify

wayward

disobedient, willful; unpredictable, capricious

wince

to draw back suddenly, as though in pain or fear; the act of drawing back in this way

anecdote

a short account of an incident in someone's life

cosolidate

to combine; unite; to make solid or firm

counterfeit

an imitation designed to deceive; not genuine, fake; to make an illegal copy

docile

easily taught, led, or managed; obedient

dominate

to rule over by strength or power, control; to tower over, command due to height

entreat

to beg, implore, ask earnestly

fallible

capable of being wrong, mistaken, or inaccurate

fickle

liable to change very rapidly, erratic; marked by a lack of constancy or steadiness, incosistent

fugitive

one who flees or runs away; fleeting, lasting a very short time; wandering; difficult to grasp

grimy

very dirty, covered with dirt or soot

iota

a very small part or quantity

maul

to beat or knock about, handle roughly; to mangle; a heavy hammer

potential

possible, able to happen; something that cna develop or become a reality

radiant

shining, bright; giving forth light or energy

rural

relating to farm areas and life in the country

substantial

large, important; magor, significant; prosperous; not imaginary, material

tactful

skilled in handling difficult situations or people, polite

tamper

to interfere with; to meddle rashly or foolishly with; to handle in a secret and improper way

ultimate

last, final; most important or extreme; eventual; basic, fundamental

uncertainty

doubt, the state of being unsure

anonymous

(adj.) unnamed, without the name of the person involved; unknown; lacking individuality or character

browse

(v.) to nibble, graze; to read casually; to window-shop

dupe

(n.) a person easily tricked or deceived (v.) to deceive

dynamic

(adj.) active, energetic, forceful

eradicate

(v.) to root out, get rid of, destroy completely

frustrate

(v.) to prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fufilling a desire; to cause feelings of discouragement

grim

(adj) stern, merciless; fierce, savage, cruel

inimitable

(adj) not capable of being copied or imitated

makeshift

(n) a temporary substitute for something else; (adj) crude, flimsy, or temporary

marginal

(adj) in, at, or near the edge or margin; only barely good, large, or important enough for the purpose

pending

(adj) waiting to be settled; (prep) until

prescribe

(v) to order as a rule or course to be followed; to order for medical purpose

preview

(n) something seen in advance; (v) to view beforehand

prominent

(adj) standing out so as to be easily seen; important, well- known

quaint

(adj) odd or old- fashioned in a pleasing way; clever, ingenious; skillfully made

reluctant

(adj) unwilling, holding back

scrimp

(v) to handle very economically or stingily; to supply in a way that is small, short, or scanty

snare

(v) to trap, catch; (n) a trap or entanglement

utmost

(adj) greatest, highest, farthest; (n) the extreme limit

vengeance

(n) punishment in return for an injury or a wrong; unusual force or violence

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