English Exam 2010 Flashcard

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abase

humiliate, lower

abate

lessen

abdicate

give up

abeyance

pause, stop

abhor

hate

abrade

rub, scrape

abrogate

break, abolish

abscond

run-off

absolve

pardon

auspicious

guided, protected

austere

severe

autonomy

self-government

auxiliary

giving aid

avarice

greed

awry

off the right cource

banal

trite, hackneyed, worn

bandy

exchange

beatitude

bliss

beguile

trick, deceive

cognate

aware

collate

collect in order

collusion

secret agreement

commensurate

tantamount, equal

commissary

store selling food

commodious

large, roomy

compunction

remorse, uneasiness

conclave

secret meeting

concomitant

accompanying

congeal

solidify

dilate

make wider

disconsolate

without hope

discursive

rambling

disdain

have contempt for

disparage

belittle

disparity

difference

dissident

disagreeing

dissipate

waste

diurnal

daily

divest

deprive, remove

facade

front of building

facile

easy

factitious

artificial

fastidious

picky

fatuous

foolish

feasible

possible

fecund

fertile

felicity

happiness

fervent

ardent, avid

fetish

object with magic power

hybrid

mixed

hyperbole

exaggeration

iconoclast

individualist

idyll

short poem

ignoble

dishonorable

ignominious

shameful

illicit

illegal

imbibe

absorb, drink

imbroglio

confused situation

immutable

unchangeable

juxtapose

place side-by-side

ken

range of knowledge

lachrymose

using tears

laconic

terse, pithy, succinct

laity

no clergy

languid

blah

lascivious

lust

lethargic

sluggish

levity

lack of seriousness

lexicon

dictionary

pernicious

fatal, destructive

perpetual

continuing

perspicacious

wise, having insight

perturbed

agitated

pervade

spread throughout

philistine

boor, barbarian

phlegmatic

dull, blah, lethargic

pinnacle

peak

pique

stimulate

pithy

succinct, laconic

raucous

harsh, shrill

ravenous

extremely hungry

raze

wreck completely

recalcitrant

stubborn

recant

retract

reciprocal

mutual

recluse

hermit

recondite

abstruse, confusing

recreant

coward, dastard

rectitude

uprightness

sinuous

winding

sloth

laziness

slovenly

sloppy

somnolent

almost asleep

specious

deceptive reasoning

splenetic

spiteful

sporadic

irregular

spurious

counterfeit

squalid

filthy

slovenly

sloppy

travail

hard work

tremulous

trembling

trenchant

cutting, sharp

trepidation

fear

trite

banal

truculent

savage

turbid

muddy

turgid

swollen

tyro

novice

unbiquitous

universal

vitriolic

corrosive

vituperative

abusive

vociferous

noisy

volatile

explosive

volition

conscious choice

voluble

fluent

voluptuous

pleasing the senses

voracious

ravenous

votary

following of a cult

wan

pale, sallow

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