2010 Elite AB 376-500

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Elite Educational Institute, 2010 AB 376-500 Cumulative Categorized by A 376-500, B 376-500 Sorry in advance for any mistakes.

qualify

to modify, limit, or restrict, as by giving exceptions

belittle

to put down; to speak of contemptuously

buffet

to knock about; to push or force roughly

exemplary

worthy to serve as a model

mandate

a command; an order

balmy

soothing, mild, pleasant

kindred

related or similar in origin or nature

dilemma

a situation in which one must choose between two equally bad alternatives

precipitous

resembling a cliff; extremely steep

seminal

original and inspiring further similar efforts

tenuous

weak; thin

knack

a specific talent for doing something, esp. one that is difficult to teach

recidivist

one who returns to criminal habits

anecdote

a brief story, oft. humorous

milestone

an important event

gambol

to leap about playfully; to frolic

lair

the dwelling of a wild animal

encore

again, once more; a second performance; an audience's call for a second performance

pedestrian

done on foot; ordinary; commonplace

illuminate

to light up

valor

marked courage or bravery

binge

a period of uncontrolled self-indulgence

pecuniary

of or involving money

skeptical

tending to question or doubt

modest

limited in amount, extent, etc.

expedite

to speed up

empirical

based on experience rather than a theory

cascade

a waterfall or series of small waterfalls; a succession of stages, processes, or units

perceptive

capable of quickly understanding

ambiguous

having more than one possible interpretation

pittance

a small amount, esp. of money

empathy

ability to understand and identify with another's feelings and emotions

vehement

forceful; furious

veneer

an attractive, ultimately misleading outward show; thin layer

envelop

to enclose or surround

incredulous

disbelieving; skeptical

ample

enough or more than enough; plentiful

hallowed

made or set apart as holy

colt

a young male horse

inveigle

to obtain by flattery

feign

to pretend; to fake

prone

disposed to an action; lying face down

discrepancy

lack of agreement; difference

insight

the power to sense or understand something

coup

a clever, sudden act or maneuver

fluent

easy; graceful

verve

energy in movement; exuberance

pejorative

downgrading, demeaning

adjacent

adjoining; next to

curb

to restrain or control

deploy

to station or assemble troops or forces in position

bacchanalian

characterized by riotous, drunken partying

paramount

supreme; ranking higher than others in power or importance

myriad

an indefinitely large number

conflate

to bring together; to merge into a composite whole

scion

a heir; a descendant

negligible

of little value or importance

chasten

to correct by punishment or criticism; to restrain

replicate

to copy, reproduce, or repeat

nativity

birth, especially with reference to place, time, etc.

voluntary

willing; unenforced

mediate

to resolve (arguments or disputes) by working with the conflicting parties

undaunted

not faltering or hesitating because of fear or discouragement

recapitulate

to summarize; to paraphrase

cite

to refer to or quote

chastise

to punish by beating; to scold or condemn sharply

frolic

to behave playfully and without inhibition

narcissistic

excessively interested in one's own appearance, comfort, important, etc.

nebulous

unclear; vague

languid

sluggish; lacking energy

refuge

a shelter or sanctuary

elated

in high spirits; joyful

attain

to reach, get, or accomplish

concerted

planned or accomplished together

maxim

a short saying expressing a general principle

rebut

to refute, esp. by offering opposing arguments or evidence

assuage

to lessen pain or distress

impede

to obstruct

provocative

tending to stimulate by making one interested or angry

vie

to compete

consequence

a logical result or outcome

lofty

very high; noble

adept

very skilled, esp. natural talent improved by practice

garnish

to decorate; adorn

loquacious

very talkative

jaundice

prejudice; bias; a yellowish discoloration of the skin

harangue

a long pompous speech; a speech or piece of writing expressing strong emotion; a tirade

tenable

able to be maintained or defended

effect

to bring about

disconcert

to make confused or uneasy

offhand

without preparation or forethought

preeminent

superior in status or fame to all others, esp. as a generally recognized quality

determinate

having exact limits; final; firm in purpose

discern

to perceive and understand so as to make distinctions

malign

to talk badly of something or someone; adj. harmful

bewitch

to put a spell on; to charm

levity

lack of seriousness, esp. when improper

fluctuate

to move back and forth or up and down, esp. unpredictably

efface

to rub out, as from a surface; to erase

laconic

brief in speech; using few words

civic

pertaining to a city or citizen

grandiose

impressive; imposing; showy

ostensible

outwardly appearing as such

loath

unwilling, reluctant

terrestrial

relating to the earth

precipice

a cliff; the edge of a dangerous situation

clarify

to make clear or easier to understand

prominent

noticeable; widely known

capitulate

to surrender under specific conditions; to give up all resistance

nettle

to bother; to irritate

overt

open; not hidden

consternation

a sudden feeling of anxiety, shock, or confusion

gala

characterized by festivity; n. a festive occasion, esp. a lavish social event

artifact

an object produced by human work, esp. one of historical or an archaeological interest

dispense

to administer; to distribute; (with prep. 'with') to do without

liaison

a communication between different groups; the person in charge of a communication

nostalgia

a general longing for the past or to return to home

profligate

immorally wasteful

reprieve

to postpone or cancel punishment

converse

to engage in spoken exchange of ideas

suave

effortlessly smooth and courteous in social situations

polyglot

speaking many languages; n. one who speaks many languages

fete

lavish entertainment; a festival

tangible

able to be touched or treated as real

contradict

to assert the opposite of (a statement)

ornate

highly, oft. excessively decorated

encompass

to surround; to include

captious

critically faultfinding

nihilism

a belief that rejects all moral or religious values; the belief that the destruction of political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement

intuition

instinctive knowledge, acquired without conscious reason

defile

to corrupt; to desecrate or sully

lament

to grieve; to regret deeply; n. a mournful song

preponderance

superiority in weight, force, importance or influence

blaisé

indifferent or bored with life; unimpressed as if because of too much worldly experience

smirk

to smile in a self-satisfied or artificial way

clandestine

done in secret, esp. to conceal something improper

abstruse

difficult to understand

adjunct

something attached to another in a subordinate position

autonomy

independence; self-government

rapport

concord; trustful relationship; harmony

cupidity

strong desire for wealth; greed

excise

to remove by, or as if by, cutting

fortify

to make stronger

vapid

lacking interest, animation, or flavor

prevail

to triumph over; to be or become most common

laity

all the people not belonging to a given profession, esp. the clergy

coiffure

a hairstyle

vicarious

felt as if one were taking part in the experiences of another

arrogate

to claim for one's self unjustly

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