Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

Griffin vocab week of 2/13/13 easy words 17-50

resplendent

shining brilliantly, richly and brilliantly colorful; splendid

cosmopolitan

of worldwide scope, sophisticated

condone

to forgive or disregard an offense

temper

to moderate; to make suitable by blending

rectify

to make or put right or correct

incisive

clear and direct; keen; sharp (literally or figuratively)

larceny

theft

conflagration

a great fire

euphemism

indirect/vague way to say an unpleasant thing

doctrine

a body of teachings on a particular subject

disrepute

loss or absence of good reputation

prolific

producing much

servile

acting like a servant; submissive or fawning in behavior

destitute

lacking necessities like food and shelter

scrupulous

very careful to do what is right

totter

to sway or rock as if about to fall

rant

to talk in a wild way

inclusive

including everything

profound

deep (in the intellectual sense)

indulgent

giving in to desires; permissive

tentative

of an experimental or trial nature

chronic

of long duration; continuing; constant

luxuriant

growing abundantly; lush

tedious

long and tiresome; boring

zealous

enthusiastic, eager

exclude

to shut or keep out

gullible

easily deceived

initiate

to begin or get going

shrewd

clever, smart

fortunate

lucky

accumulate

to gather, pile up, or collect

prosperity

financial success

concede

to admit (often grudgingly)

provoke

to stir up; to stimualte to action

stanza

a division of a poem; a verse

detour

a roundabout route

nullify

to make of no effect, to cancel or wipe out

savory

pleasing in taste or smell; yummy

entail

to result in; to require

graphic

giving a clear picture; realistic

circumscribe

to draw a boundary around; to limit

inquisitive

asking many questions, curious

humility

lack of pride, modesty

compassionate

pitying, sympathetic

reckless

careless; heedless of consequences

lucid

easy to follow or understand

elusive

difficult to find, catch, or hold

sterile

incapable of producing life

artifact

anything made by human skill

serenity

quiet peacefulness, calmness

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set