Vocab 1.1

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25 terms · Vocab section 1.1 from the book Vocabulary for the High School Student by Harold, Norman, and Robert T. Levine

civilian

(n) person who is not a member of the military, police, or firefighting forces

complicated

(adj) hard to understand; elaborate; complex; intricate

concur

(v) agree; coincide; be of the same opinion

confirm

(v) state or prove the truth of; substantinate; verify

confirmation

proof; evidence; verification

digress

(v) turn aside; get off the main topic; deviate

fragile

(adj) easily broken; breakable; weak; frail

galore

(adj) aplenty; in abundance; plentiful; abundant

genuine

(adj) actually being what it is claimed or seems to be; true; real; authentic

hostile

(adj) of or relating to an enemy or enemies; unfriendly; inimical

impatient

(adj) not patient; not willing to bear delay; fretful; anxious

inter

(v) put into the earth; bury; entomb

interment

(n) burial; entombment; sepulture

mitigate

(v) make less severe; lessen; alleviate; soften; relieve

novice

(n) one who is new to a field or activity; beginner; apprentice; neophyte; tyro

original #2

(n) 1. belonging to the beginning; first; earliest; initial; primary 2. inventive; creative

originality

(n) freshness; novelty; inventiveness

rarity

(n) something uncommon, infrequent, or rare

resume

(v) 1. begin again 2. retake, reoccupy

shrink

(v) 1. draw back; recoil; wince 2. become smaller; contract

sober

(adj) 1. not drunk; not intoxicated 2. earnest; serious; free from excitement or exaggeration

suffice

(v) be enough, adequate, or sufficient; serve; do

vacant

(adj) empty; unoccupied; tentaless; not being used

vacancy

(n) unfilled position; unoccupied apartment or room

original #1

(n) work created firsthand from which copies are made; prototype; archetype

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