GACS English Vocab 2

125 terms by EBradley

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Diffident

Shy; not assertive

Fidelity

Faithfulness; loyalty

Confide

To trust (another) with information or a secret

Fallacy

A misleading or mistaken idea

Fallacious

Misleading or deceptive

Credible

Able to be trusted in or believed

Credence

Trust or belief

Credulity

Tendency to believe things too quicklyor easily

Incredulous

Unable to believe something; amazed

Dubious

Uncertain; doubtful

Indubitable

Certain beyond doubt or question

Redoubtable

Worthy of fear or respect; mighty

ultimate

Surpassing all others; definitive

Penultimate

Just before the final; next to last

Ultimatum

A demand threat that is final

Infinite

without beginning or end

Definitive

Defining for all others; standard

Infinitesimal

Extremely small; incalculably or immeasurably small

Novel

New and different

Novice

An inexperienced person; amateur

Innovative

Showing creativity and orginality

primal

Original; dating from the beginning of existance

Primeval

Exteremly ancient; of earliest time

Primacy

Condition of being first in time or importance

Aberrant

Deviating from a pattern or rule

Erroneous

wrong or inaccurate

Errant

Wandering or straying

Degrade

to lower in dignity or esteem; insult

Congress

a coming together

Egress

Act of going out; exit

Convene

To call together, to assemble

covenant

A mutual or legal agreement

Circumvent

to avoid by going around; bypass

Cursory

Hasty and superficial

Precursor

That which comes before; forerunner

Recourse

Help for problem; solution

incursion

An attack on another territory; a raid

Virile

Masculine; manly

Virtue

Right action; moral goodness

Virtuoso

Someone extraordinarily skilled in a particular art

Demagogue

A leader who appeals to people's emotion's to gain power

Demographic

Having certain characteristics in common, such as age, race, or gender

Pandemic

Having an effect on a large area or region

Cosmopolitan

Worldly or sophisticated

Politicize

To give a political character to something

Apolitical

Having no interest in politics; not political

Civility

Politeness; courteousness

Civic

Having to do with the business of a town or community

Civilize

To make more cultured or refined

Dictate

to speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded

Dictate

To give an order; to make necessary

Malediction

A recital of words intended to harm; a curse

Benediction

A blessing

Locution

Style of action of speaking

Eloquent

Powerful and expressive

Colloquial

of or related to informal speech; conversational

Evocative

Calling forth a vivid image or impression

Equivocate

To use misleading or confusing language

Advocate

To argue in favor of

Advocate

Someone who argues for

Exclamatory

Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone

Declaim

To speak loudly and with feeling

Clamorous

Characterized by a loud noise or outcry

Excruciating

Extremely painful; agonizing

Crux

The most important or decisive point

Crucial

Extremely necessary; essential

Indolent

Lazy; averse to work

Doleful

Sad; mournful

Dolorous

Mournful; gloomy

Acerbic

Harsh and biting in tone

Acrid

Stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating

Acrimonious

Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood

Exacerbate

To make worse or more severe

Fervent

Passionately excited or enthusiastic

Fervor

Emotional excitement heated enthusiasm

Effervescent

Highly spirited; animated

Impute

To assign blame or responsibility for

Dispute

To disagree with

Dispute

A disagreement or argument

Disreputable

Not respectable

Connotation

An image or idea associated with a word

Denotation

The dictionary definition of a word

Annotate

To explain or discuss through a note

Irrational

Not based on reason or logic

Rationale

A reason for doing something; explanation

Rationalize

Justify; give reason for

Conscientious

Diligent and careful

Unconscionable

Not obeying moral law; unscrupulous

Prescient

Showing knowledge of events before they happen

Aesthetic

Having to do with beauty or order

Anesthetic

A substance which causes loss of feeling

Apathetic

Not interested; having no strong emotion towards

Empathy

Sharing of another's emotions

Pathos

Power of evoking great sadness or sympathy

Antipathy

Hostility or hatred

Sentient

Conscious; aware

Sentinel

One who watches or guards

Presentiment

A feeling about something before it happens

Tangible

About to be grasped or perceived

Tactile

Pertaining to touch

Intact

Unbroken; whole

Inquisitive

Curious; asking many questions

Acquisitive

Seeking to get things; greedy

Requisition

(1) Act of ordering or demanding something

Requisition

(2) to make a request or demand

Espouse

To support; pledge support to

Correspond

To be similar to; compare to

Despondent

Lacking all hope

Interrogate

To formally question

Derogatory

Insulting; degrading

Arrogant

Excessively proud; haughty

Abrogate

To cancel; to repel

Precarious

Threatened or unsafe

Imprecation

A curse

Deprecate

To show disapproval of

Adminition

Gentle scolding

Premonition

A vision; a warning of something before it happens

Counsel

1) to advise; make a suggestion to

Counsel

2) advice

Concilatory

Intended to lessen another's anger

Reconcile

To bring back into agreement

Precaution

An action taken against danger ahead of time

Cautious

Careful not to get into danger

Cautionary

Intended to serve as a warnig

Persuasion

Habit or type

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