Vocabulary Workshop Level E 7-9 Review

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allocate

(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute

ardent

(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned

assiduous

(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent

brash

(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent

capricious

(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies

chastise

(v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely

copious

(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose

deviate

(v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n.) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional

emaciated

(adj.,part.) unnaturally thin

exult

(v.) to rejoice greatly

gnarled

(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy

indemnity

(n.) a payment for damage or loss

inkling

(n.) a hint; a vague notion

limpid

(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood

omnipotent

(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority

palatable

(adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption

poignant

(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell

rancor

(n.) bitter resentment or ill-will

sophomoric

(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited

spontaneous

(adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance

animosity

strong dislike; bitter hostility

apathy

a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest

apprehensive

fearful or anxious, especially about the future

commend

to praise, express approval; to commit to the care of

compatible

able to get along or work well together

condolence

an expression of sympathy

consecrate

to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose

decrepit

old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

deride

to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

ingenuous

innocent, simple; frank, sincere

multifarious

having great variety; numerous and diverse

obsolete

out-of-date, no longer in use

omnivorous

eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything

parsimonious

stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

quandary

a state of perplexity or doubt

recalcitrant

stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

reprisal

an injury done in return for injury

revel

to take great pleasure in; a wild celebration

stultify

to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

suave

smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses

abhor

to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

amend

to change in a formal way; to change for the better

buffet

(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (n.) a slap or blow

chaos

great confusion, disorder

commodious

roomy, spacious

corrosive

eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic

discern

to see clearly, recognize

extant

still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost

implicate

to involve in; to connect with or be related to

inter

to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion

martinet

a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules

obviate

to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of

renegade

(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous, unconventional, unorthodox

reprehensible

deserving blame or punishment

somber

dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit

squalid

filthy, wretched, debased

turbulent

disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

vociferous

loud and noisy; compelling attention

voluminous

of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length

waive

to do without, give up voluntarily, to put off temporarily, defer

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