TestTakers Vocabulary Quiz 3

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Vocabulary Cards 1-150

assuage

to ease, relieve, or lessen

munificent

very generous

enhance

to improve

obscure

difficult to understand or see

capricious

tending to change one's mind suddenly

corrupt

to change from good to bad

ascend

to move up

extricate

to free from difficulty

quiescence

inactivity

disperse

to spread widely

succinct

brief

taciturn

quiet

meager

lacking in quantity or quality

esoteric

understood by a select few

guile

deceptiveness

ephemeral

short-lived

commend

to praise

apathy

lack of emotion or concern

innocuous

harmless

superficial

on the surface

debilitate

to weaken

endorse

to support

inclination

tendency

innovative

original

monotony

dullness

denounce

to publicly criticize

atrophy

to wither away

coalesce

to come together

voluble

talkative

undermine

to weaken

cursory

hasty

reticent

quiet

refute

to disprove

frugal

cheap

inevitable

unavoidable

vindicate

to clear of blame

abstract

difficult to understand

discord

lack of agreement or harmony

intractable

stubborn

ponderous

boring

spontaneous

unplanned

inept

clumsy

copious

plentiful

conventional

traditional

vulnerable

easy to harm

impartial

unbiased

deplore

to strongly disapprove

innate

inherent

contrite

regretful

contemporary

modern

contentious

quarrelsome

hypocrite

a person who claims to be what they aren't

deplete

to use up

discursive

rambling

tyranny

cruel, absolute power

accolades

praise

daunt

to intimidate

enigmatic

mysterious

verbose

wordy

audacity

boldness

homogenous

made up of similar parts

ambivalent

having conflicting feelings

expedite

to speed up

arable

fit to grow plants on

subtle

difficult to detect

coherent

logically connected

censure

criticize

garrulous

talkative

flagrant

obvious

squander

to waste

austere

strictly simple

tranquil

calm

articulate

eloquent

viable

workable

gregarious

friendly

clemency

mercy

burgeon

to grow rapidly

inception

beginning

profuse

very abundant

wither

to become lifeless

elicit

to bring out

adulation

excessive praise

stolid

unemotional

indifferent

having no preference

dearth

scarcity

altruistic

concerned for the welfare of others

vilified

to speak ill of

furtively

secretive

dissent

to disagree

mitigate

to relieve

advocate

to support

cognizant

aware

miser

someone who saves money excessively

revere

to respect

pacifist

someone who favors peace

incontrovertible

indisputable

alacrity

eagerness

garner

to get

penury

extreme poverty

peripheral

having to do with outer edge

proclivity

tendency

recalcitrant

disobedient

undulate

moving in a wavelike manner

volatile

highly unstable

ambiguous

having more than one meaning

tolerance

respect for the ways of others

embellish

to decorate

efface

to erase

conform

to fit in

virtue

moral excellence

eulogy

high praise

acquiesce

to accept quietly

competent

capable

censor

to prevent publication of

contempt

scorn

buoyant

cheerful

prodigal

wasteful with money

tact

sensitivity

resilient

capable of recovering quickly

monarch

a ruler

indulge

to give in to a desire

dawdle

to waste time

recant

to take back

parsimony

extreme stinginess

platitude

an overused remark

desultory

aimless

partisan

strongly supporting one cause

vigor

strength

compatible

capable of working in harmony

extol

to praise highly

petulant

irritable

acrimony

bitterness

cultivate

to grow

disparage

to put down

erratic

wandering

beneficial

helpful

levity

lightness of feeling

ameliorate

to make better

deride

to laugh at

bane

some that harms or destroys

anarchy

lack of government control

provincial

narrow-minded

soluble

capable of being dissolved

conspicuous

obvious

consolidate

to come together

extraneous

not essential

expunge

to remove

trifling

unimportant

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