More words to help with Accuplacer Reading Comprehension

Scurry

to move about or proceed hurriedly

Dismal

depressing in character or appearance

Monotonous

always the same; not varying; boring

Havoc

violent and needless disturbance

Precipice

a very steep cliff; the brink or edge of disaster

Brackish

slightly salty

Terse

brief and to the point

Waft

be driven or carried along, as by the air

Engross

to take up one's complete attention

Ignite

start to burn or burst into flames

Furtive

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

Meander

to wander aimlessly

Cunning

shrewdness in deception

Habitation

the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men)

Aptitude

inherent ability

Materialize

to become real or actual; to appear in physical form, especially suddenly

Muster

gather or bring together

Exasperation

actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)

Vigilant

carefully observant or attentive

Impending

nearing; approaching; about to happen

Imperious

overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling

Headway

forward movement

Translucent

permitting light to pass through, but not transparent

Multitude

a large indefinite number

Meticulous

marked by precise accordance with details

Commotion

the scene of noisy confusion or activity

Attentive

alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful

Gusto

vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

Barricade

a barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy)

Exhilarate

to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to

Foresight

ability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future

Grueling

tiring; exhausting

Egregious

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

Diminish

decrease in size, extent, or range

Emerge

become known or apparent

Eavesdrop

listen without the speaker's knowledge

Concoction

any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

Knoll

a small, rounded hill; a mound

Aplomb

Self-confident assurance; poise

Apprehensive

mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger

Hasten

act or move at high speed

Disdain

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

Counter

to speak or act in response

Jargon

specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

Defiance

refusal to yield; resistance

Jabber

rapid and indistinct speech

Restitution

the act of restoring something to its original state

Outlandish

bizzare; peculiar; unconventional

Scarcity

a small and inadequate amount

Replenish

fill something that had previously been emptied

Persistent

refusing to give up; stubborn

Luminous

softly bright or radiant

Misgivings

feelings of doubt or suspicion

Pertinent

having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand

outmoted

obsolete

menial

lowly

vindictive

spiteful

obstinately

stubbornly

glib

superficial

panacea

cure

nondescript

undistinguished

ostentatious

pretentious

prerequisite

required

accountable

responsible

animated

lively

diplomatic

tactful

compliant

obedient

augment

expand

intermittent

periodic

inundated

flooded

unique

unparalleled

incredulous

disbelieving

proficient

skilled

tentative

provisional

unanimous

uniform

alleviate

ease

indispensable

essential

expedite

accelerate

plausible

credible

inferred

surmised

ultimatum

non-negotiable demand

meticulous

painstaking

apathetic

indifferent

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