Term 4 Vocab

Created by MrsTomblin 

Upgrade to
remove ads

mandate

an order; a command

mediate

to settle a dispute; to act as a go-between

megalomania

false impression of one's own greatness; tendency to exaggerate

melodramatic

overly emotional

menagerie

collection of wide or strange animals

mentor

adviser

meretricious

gaudy; showy; attractive in a cheap, flashy way

metaphysics

pertaining to beyond what is natural

meticulous

excessively careful; finicky

molest

to disturb

momentous

very important

monograph

a paper written on a single subject

monumental

great, important

mordant

sarcastic

mortal

destined to die

naive

simple, unsophisticated

naught

nothing

neutralize

to make ineffective

niggardly

stingy, miserly

nirvana

place of peace, enlightenment

nomadic

wandering

nonage

a period of immaturity

meager

inadequate; of poor quality

migratory

wandering; moving from place to place

mimic

to imitate

minutiae

insignificant details; trivia

misanthrope

hater of mankind

misconstrue

misinterpret, misjudge

misnomer

an error in listing the name of a person

mitigate

to make less severe; to become milder

modicum

a small amount

motif

theme

muddle

to confuse

mundane

worldly

musty

stale; moldy

muzzle

to retrain

mythical

imaginary

negate

to deny

neophyte

a beginner

noncommittal

having no definite point of view

nostalgia

homesickness for the past

nuance

delicate variation in meaning

nugatory

worthless; invalid

nurture

to feed

obdurate

stubborn

obscure

dim; not clear

oblation

an offering of religious purposes

obsolescent

going out of use

obsequious

servile; obedient

obloquy

strong disapproval

obtuse

slow to comprehend

occult

hidden; secret

opulent

rich

odyssey

a long journey

ordain

to order, establish

ogre

monster

orient

area of far east

omnifarious

of all kinds, varieties

orthodox

accepting the traditional beliefs

onerous

burdensome

ostensible

apparent

opiate

narcotic

outwit

to trick

predatory

living by plunder, exploitation, etc.

privy

(to) having knowledge of something private or secret

preen

to dress oneself carefully or smartly

procrastinate

to postpone; to delay

premier

first in importance or time

prodigal

wasteful

preposterous

absurd; ridiculous

proffer

to offer

presentiment

anticipation, especially of something evil

proletarian

one who belongs to the working class

prim

formal; proper

prologue

introduction

primordial

first; original

promulgate

to announce; to advocate

privation

loss or lack of something useful

prophetic

predicting

prosaic

dull; commonplace; unimaginative

psyche

the human soul of spirit

prostrate

lying flat; thrown or fallen to the ground

puissant

powerful; strong

protocol

the etiquette observed by diplomats

pummel

to beat or thrash with the fists

proverbial

well-known

pungent

having a sharp taste or smell; severely critical or sarcastic

proviso

a condition; a stipulation

puritanical

strict; rigid; harsh

proxy

one who acts in place of another

pusillanimous

cowardly; fearful

prurient

lustful, obscene

pyretic

pertaining to fever

raucous

irritating or harsh in sound

reek

to give off; emit

realm

kingdom; region

refute

to prove wrong, such as an opinion

recalcitrant

disobedient; hard to manage

regent

one who governs

recess

a cut or notch in something; a pause or rest

regressive

moving in a backward direction

reciprocate

to give in return

reiterate

to repeat

recondite

difficult to understand; profound

relevant

significant; pertaining to the subject

recrimination

countercharge

remedial

intended to correct

recuperate

to get well

remonstrate

to protest; to complain

redoubtable

formidable; commanding respect

renal

pertaining to the kidneys

renege

to go back on one's word

restitution

repayment; a giving back

repartee

a quick, witty reply

resurge

to rise again

repertoire

special skills or talents one possesses; collection

retentive

having a good memory

reproach

to blame; to scold

reprobate

wicked person

reprisal

retaliation; revenge

repose

to rest; to sleep

retract

to take back; to withdrawl

repudiate

reject; disown

reverberate

to echo; to resound

repugnant

distasteful; disgusting

revere

respect; honor

reputed

supposed to be

revile

to abuse; to slander

requiem

funeral hymn; mass for dead

rhetorical

concerned with style or effect

requite

to pay back; make a return

rescind

to cancel; to repeal

rife

frequently occurring; widespread

rift

a break or split

residue

that which remains

righteous

behaving justly

revelry

noisy merrymaking

revelation

something made known; revealed

scurry

run about; to hurry

sham

a pretense

seclude

to keep apart; to isolate

shibboleth

a slogan; a password

sedentary

sitting most of the time

shrew

a nagging, bad-tempered woman

seedy

run-down; shabby

simian

pertaining to an ape or monkey

senile

pertaining to mental weakness due to old age

simulacrum

an image; a likeness

sententious

concise; including proverbs and brief remarks

See More

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set