Mr Hill's Spring Semester Overall Vocabulary Test

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Admonition

Gentle scolding

Premonition

A vision; a warning of something before it happens

Counsel

To advise; make a suggestion to; advice

Conciliatory

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 warning

Dissuade

To convince one not to do something

Persuasion

Habit or type

Inquisitive

Curious; asking many questions

Acquisitive

Seeking to get things; greedy

Requisition

Act of ordering or demanding something; to make a request or demand

Espouse

To support; pledge support to

Correspond

To be similar to; compare

Despondent

Lacking all hope

Interrogate

To formally question

Derogatory

Insulting; degrading

Arrogant

Excessively proud; haughty

Abrogate

To cancel; to repeal

Precarious

Threatened or unsafe

Imprecation

A curse

Deprecate

To show dispproval of

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

Sentiment

A feeling about something

Presentment

A feeling about something before it happens

Tangible

Able to be grasped or perceived

Tactile

Pertaining to touch

Intact

Unbroken; whole

impute

v. To assign blame or responsibility for

dispute

1) v. To disagree with 2) n. A disagreement or argument

disreputable

adj. Not respectable; having a bad reputation

connotation

n. An image or idea associated with a word

denotation

n. The dictionary definition of a word

annotate

v. To explain of discuss through a note

irrational

adj. Not based on reason or logic

rationale

n. A reason for doing something; explanation

rationalize

v. Justify; give reason for

conscientious

adj. Diligent and careful

unconscionable

adj. Not obeying moral laws; unscrupulous

prescient

adj. Showing knowlege of events before they happen

excruciating

adj. Extremely painful; agonizing

crux

n. The most important or decisive point

crucial

adj. Extremely necessary; essential

indolent

adj. Lazy; averse to work

doleful

adj. Sad; mournful

dolorous

adj. Mournful; gloomy

acerbic

adj. Harsh and biting in tone

acrid

adj. Stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating

acrimonious

adj. Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood

exacerbate

v. To make worse or more severe

fervent

adj. Passionately excited or enthusiastic

fervor

n. Emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm

effervescent

adj. Highly spirited; animated

dictate

v. 1) To speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded 2) v. To give an order; to make necessary

malediction

n. A recital of words intended to harm; a curse

benediction

n. A blessing

locution

n. Style or action of speaking

eloquent

adj. Powerful and expressive

colloquial

adj. Of or related to informal speech

evocative

adj. Calling forth a vivid image or impression

equivocate

v. To use misleading or confusing language

advocate

1) v. To argue in favor of 2) n. Someone who argues for

exclamatory

adj. Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone

declaim

v. To speak loudly and with feeling

clamorous

adj. Characterized by a loud noise or outcry

virile

adj. Masculine; manly

virtue

n. Right action; moral goodness

virtuoso

n. Someone extraordinarily skilled in a particular art

demagogue

n. A leader who appeals to people's emotions to gain power

demographic

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

pandemic

adj. Having an effect on a large area or region

cosmopolitan

adj. Wordly or sophisticated

politicize

v. To give political character to something

apolitical

adj. Having no interest in politics; not political

civility

n. Politeness; courteousness

civic

adj. Having to do with the business of a town or community

civilize

v. To make more cultured or refined

aberrant

adj. Deviating from a pattern or rule

erroneous

adj. Wrong or inaccurate

errant

adj. Wandering or straying

degrade

v. To lower in dignity or esteem; insult

congress

n. A coming together

egress

n. Act of going out; exit

convene

v. To call together, to assemble

covenant

n. A mutual or legal agreement

circumvent

v. To avoid by going around; bypass

cursory

adj. Hasty and superficial

precursor

n. That which comes before; forerunner

recourse

n. Help for a problem; solution

incursion

n. An attack on another's territory; a raid

diffident

adj. Shy; not assertive

fidelity

n. Faithfulness; loyalty

confide

v. To trust (another) with information or a secret

fallacy

n. A misleading or mistaken idea

fallacious

adj. Misleading or deceptive

fallible

adj. Capable of being mistaken; imperfect

credible

adj. Able to be trusted in or believed

credence

n. Trust or believe

credulity

n. Tendency to believe things too quickly or easily

incredulous

adj. Unable to believe something;amazed

dubious

adj. Uncertain; doubtful

indubitable

adj. Certain beyond doubt or question

redoubtable

adj. Worthy of fear or respect; might

ultimate

surpassing all others; definitive

penultimate

just before the final; next to last

ultimatum

a demand or 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 or originality

primal

original; dating from the beginning of existence

primeval

extremely ancient; of earliest time

primacy

condition of being first in time or importance

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