Vocab review for Exam

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Exam! next Friday! got to study the vocab!

Vigilance

Alert attention; watchfulness

Vague

Unclear; hazy

Wince

To shrink or flinch involuntarily, escpecially in pain

Luminous

Bright; Brilliant

Calibrated

Marked with measurements

Hindrance

Something that interferes with an activity; obstacle

Symmetry

A similarity between the two sides of something; balance

Consternation

a confused amazement or fear

Cower

To draw back in fear, cringe

Synchronizing

Matching the timing of...; Syncronize

Omen

A thing or event supposed to fortell good or evil; a sign

Unavailing

Useless; ineffective

Withered

Shriveled or shrunken, as if from lack of food or water

Voluble

In or with a long flow of words; talkative

Indomitable

Not easily discouraged, defeated, or subdued

Degrading

Tending to lower ones dignity; insulting

Radiant

Bright; glowing

Expose

An account that reveals something negative to the public.

Coherently

In a manner that shows clear thinking and makes sense

Militant

Showing a fighting spirit

Devoid

completely lacking; empty

Oppression

Unjust or cruel exercise of of power or authority

Perpetuation

A long-lasting continuation

Coercion

To use the power of threats to force someone to do something

Exaltation

The act of glorifying, praising, or honoring

Efficacy

The power to produce a desired effect; effectiveness

Anecdote

A short account of an interesting or humorous incident

Distasteful

Unpleasant; disagreeable

Indifferently

In a way of showing no particular interest or concern

Annul

To do away with or make invalid; cancel

Analyze

To study carefully by seperating into parts

Raucous

Loud and disorderly; boisterous

Impenetrable

Impossible to understand; incapable of being pierced

Construe

To interpret

Myopia

Nearsightedness

Proximity

Closeness

Versatility

An ability to do many things well

Astutely

With keen perceptiveness; wisely

Impudent

Bold and shameless

Prevalent

Widespread; common

Genially

In a friendly manner

Expenditure

An act of spending

Stipulate

To state as a condition; specify

Precariousness

Insecurity; uncertainty

Pendant

A piece of jewelry made to hang from a necklace or bracelet

Venerable

Worthy of respect by virtue, age, or dignity

Encumber

To burden

Acquaint

To inform; familiarize

Prudent

Characterized by good judgment

Disreputable

Having a bad reputation; not respectable

Vivacious

Lively; spirited

Exclusive

Tending to exclude others; elect

Fanfare

A showy display or celebration

Disinherited

Deprived of rightful inheritance

Calculating

Crafty; cunning

Gnome

An imaginary dwarf-like creature that lives underground

Spontaneous

Occuring or acting without a plan; impusive

Comradeship

Companionship

Prestige

High status; esteem

Conclusively

Unquestionably; decisively

Ascend

To rise; to climb

Haughty

Proud; arrogant

Terse

Breif; concise

Hypocrisy

A pretense of being what one is not; falsehood

Charade

An ill-disguised pretense

Comprehend

To understand

Ostensibly

Apparently; supposedly

Dexterous

Skillful; clever

Haphazardly

In an aimless or random manner

Diametrically

In complete opposition

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