English Vocab Review

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brawl

a noisy fight in a crowd

flagrant

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

fledgling

young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying

paradox

(logic) a self-contradiction

perjury

lying under oath

proficient

skilled, expert, or capable in any field or activity

remnant

(n.) a small part remaining behind

simultaneous

occurring or operating at the same time

bystander

one who looks on or observes

casual

happening by chance or on an irregular basis; showing little concern; informal

downtrodden

treated unfairly and cruelly, oppressed

erode

to wear away gradually, eat away

flounder

to thrash about in a clumsy or ineffective way

gruesome

horrible, revolting, ghastly

botch

to ruin through clumsiness

clutter

(v.) to fill or cover in a disorderly way; (n.) a state of disorder, mess

farce

(n.) a play filled with ridiculous or absurd happenings; broad or far-fetched humor; a ridiculous sham

futile

hopeless

hospitable

offering friendly or generous treatment to guests; open to anything new or strange

adequate

Sufficient, enough

dialogue

conversation between two or more people

emblem

(n.) a symbol, sign, token

havoc

very great destruction, ruin; great confusion and disorder

hearth

the floor of a fireplace; the fireside as a symbol of the home and family

innumerable

too many to count

enchant

To please greatly; to charm, put under a magic spell

fluctuate

to rise and fall; to vary irregularly

foster

(v.) to bring up, give care to; to promote, encourage; (adj.) in the same family but not related by birth

handicraft

Work done by hand; a trade requiring hand skill

ignite

kindle; light; catch fire or set fire to

massive

Large and heavy; great in size or scope

maternal

relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

pal

pale, a very close, intimate friend; comrade; chum.

reputable

Well thought of, having a good reputation

heed

to pay attention to

hoax

a practical joke; a trick

meditate

to think, reflect, intend, or plan

oppress

to govern or rule cruelly or unjustly; to weigh heavily upon

pedestrian

One who walks

transmit

to send on, pass along, send out

vanquish

to defeat utterly and completely; to overcome

wan

sickly pale

notable

striking, remarkable; a person who is well known, distinguished, or outstanding in some way

abnormal

not normal

flourish

to thrive, to grow well

nib

blunt point or tip

onslaught

a violent attack; a sudden rush of something

outstrip

(v.) to get ahead of, do better than, exceed

prudent

wise, careful, cautious

lavish

(adj.) overly generous, extravagant; abundant; (v.) to spend or give freely or without limit

notorious

having an exceedingly bad reputation

shirk

(v.) to avoid or get out of doing work, neglect a duty; to sneak, slink

implore

to beg earnestly for

stalemate

(n.) a situation in which further action by either of two opponents is impossible; (v.) to bring to a standstill

vindictive

seeking revenge

braggart

a boaster; boastful in a loud, annoying way

despondent

sad, without hope, discouraged

blurt

To say suddenly or without thinking

affliction

anything causing great suffering

akin

related by blood; having similar qualities or character

gala

(n.) a public entertainment marking a special event, a festive occasion; (adj.) festive, showy

impostor

one who deceives by using a false identity

authoritative

official, coming from a source that calls for obedience or belief, dictatorial

bankrupt

in a state of financial ruin; to ruin financially; one who has been ruined financially

clamor

loud noise or shouting

coincide

to happen at the same time

cynical

doubtful or distrustful of the goodness or sincerity of human motives

haggle

to argue in a petty way, especially about a price

vigilant

on the alert; watchful

wrath

forceful anger; fury

ordain

to establish by law; to order or command; to appoint as a priest or minister; to destine

pervade

to spread throughout

mull

to think about, ponder; to grind or mix; to heat and flavor with spices

narrative

The telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events.

piecemeal

one piece at a time; gradually

quest

a search, hunt; to search, seek, ask

random

by chance, not planned or prearranged; irregular

rant

to speak wildly and noisily; loud, violent talk

quench

To put out, extinguish, end

swerve

to turn aside sharply; a sharp or sudden turn

melancholy

a feeling of thoughtful sadness

persist

to continue steadily in a course of action, refuse to stop or be changed; to last, remain

puny

of less than normal strength or size; of no importance

regal

royal, kinglike; fit for a king

vital

small bottle containing medicine or other liquids, having life, living; necessary to life, essential; key, crucial

morbid

(adj.) in an unhealthy mental state, extremely gloomy; caused by or related to disease, unwholesome

surplus

A quantity much larger than is needed

lax

careless or negligent

overture

(n.) an opening move toward negotiation or action; a proposal or offer; an introductory section or part

lethargic

unnaturally drowsy; sluggish; dull

malady

a sickness, illness, disease, disorder

hoard

to store up, save; a hidden store or supply

legitimate

(adj.) lawful, rightful; reasonable, justifiable

patronize

to give one's business to regularly as a customer; to support, provide financial help; to treat someone as an inferior while making a show of being kind or gracious

sagacious

shrewd; wise

abound

to be plentiful, be filled

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