Vocabulary for English Final Review 8H

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Abject

(adj.) degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved

Accelerate

(v.) to speed up, cause to move faster; to bring about more quickly

Accrue

(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result

Advent

(n.) an arrival; a coming into place or view

Annihilated

(v.) to destroy completely; to vanquish; to make ineffectual or unimportant; to kill

Antebellum

(adj.) belonging to a period before a war

Aperture

(n.) an opening, gap, hole

Artifact

(n.) a remaining piece from an extinct culture or place

Artisan

(n.) a craftsman

Artless

(adj.) 1. Without deceit or cunning; natural; simple.
2. Crude; ignorant; uncultured.

Attenuate

(v.) to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value

Beneficence

(n.) kindly action

Celerity

(n.) swiftness, rapidity of motion or action

Circumvent

(v.) to get around

Cloister

(n.) A walkway usually found in a religious building; a place where people of a common religion gather such as a convent; a quiet or peaceful place; the life in a convent;v.) to confine oneself

Convene

(v.) to call together

Decimate

(v.) to kill or destroy a large part of

Depicts

(v.) to represent by a picture

Devious

(adj.) 1. Winding; roundabout
2. Underhanded; deceptive

Duplex

(n.) A dwelling with two living units.

Efficacious

(adj.) Effective, producing results

Episode

(n.) An incident in a person's life or in a story or play

Erratic

(adj.) Irregular or inconsistent in movement, habit, quality, or ideas

Facsimile

(n.) an exact copy

Faction

(n.) a number of people in an organization working for a common cause against the main body

Fetish

(n.) an object within with magical properties

Impervious

(adj.) 1. Not penetrable by light rays, moisture, etc.
2. Incapable of being influenced or affected.

Implement

(n.) an instrument, tool; (v.) to put into effect

Incantation

(n.) ritual recitation of charms or spells to produce a magic effect

Incipient

(adj) beginning to come into being or to become apparent

Incur

(v) to meet with; to run into; to bring upon oneself

Intervene

(v.) 1. to occur beteween events or periods
2. to come beteween, thereby easing a situation
3. to interfere or to interrupt

Itinerant

(adj.) traveling from place to place, especially toperform some duty or work; transient
(n.) a person who travel from place to place

Magnate

(n.) a wealthy, influential person, especially in business

Magnitude

(n) the great size or importance of something

Megalomania

(n.) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality

Microbe

(n) microscopic life-form; microorganism; germ

Microcosm

(n.) a miniature world or universe; a group or system viewed as the model of a larger group or system

Monogram

(n) two or more letters interwoven to represent a name

Monologue

(n) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person

Mollify

(v.) to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity

Nihilism

(n.) a total rejection of existing laws, institutions, and moral values; extreme radicalism

Ode

(n.) The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung.

Overt

(adj.) open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized

Omnipresent

(adj.) present in all places at all times

Omnivorous

(adj.) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes

Omnipotent

(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority

Parody

(n.) a humorous or ridiculous imitation; (v.) to make fun of something by imitating it

Pictograph

(n.) a picture or drawing representing words or ideas

Polygamy

(n.) - having more than one spouse at a time

Posterity

(n.) all of a person's offspring, descendants; all future generations

Precept

(n.) a rule of conduct or action

Preclude

(v.) to make impossible, prevent, shut out

Preposterous

(adj.) ridiculous, senseless

Primate

(n) a bishop of highest rank in a country or province
(n) a group of animals including monkeys, apes, and humans

Recant

(v.) to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract

Replete

(adj.) full, abundant

Rhapsody

(n) a state of great happiness; such a state expressed in speech or writing

Satiate

(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied

Succor

(n.) aid; assistance

Telepathy

(n) communication from one mind to another without speech, writing, or other sensory means

Totalitarianism

(n.) a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

Trangress

(v.) to go beyond or over set limits; to break a rule

Transient

(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time

Trisect

(v.) to divide into three parts

Triumvirate

(n.) A group of three, especially in authority

Vanguard

(n.) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

Vaunt

(v) to boast; to brag about.
(n) a boast.

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