English - Midterm Vocabulary

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Vocabulary Worshop Level D Unit 1-6 only certain words (just definition and sentences on exam)

admonish

V to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty

circumspect

AJ careful, cautious

cumbersome

AJ Clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving

diffuse

V to spread or scatter freely or widely
AJ wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread

predispose

V to incline to beforehand

spasmodic

AJ sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent

compensate

V to make up for; to repay for services

erratic

AJ not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable

jeer

V to make fun of rudely or unkindly
N a rude remark or derision

lucrative

AJ bringing in money; profitable

proliferate

V to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly

terse

AJ brief and to the point

adherent

N a follower, supporter
AJ attached, sticking to

condone

V to pardon or overlook

fabricate

V to make, manufacture; to make up, invent

irate

AJ angry

surmount

V to overcome, rise above

trite

AJ commonplace; overused, stale

arduous

AJ hard to do, requiring much effort

auspicious

AJ favorable; fortunate

biased

AJ favoring one side unduly; prejudice

intrepid

AJ very brave, fearless, unshakable

pompous

AJ overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious

reprieve

N a temporary relief or delay
V to grant a postponement

arbitrary

AJ unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without reason or fairness

catalyst

N a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change

facilitate

V to make easier; to assist

incorrigible

AJ not able to be corrected; beyond control

latent

AJ hidden, present but not realized

morose

AJ having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable

succumb

V to give way to superior force, yield

atone

V to make up for

defray

V to pay for

doleful

AJ sad; dreary

incessant

AJ never stopping, going on all the time

intricate

AJ complicated; difficult to understand

lucid

AJ easy to understand, clear; rational, sane

posthumous

AJ occurring or published after death

prim

AJ overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish

sardonic

AJ grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

superfluous

AJ exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

tenacious

AJ holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent

apex

N the highest point, tip

assimilate

V to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully

exorbitant

unreasonably high; excessive

meander

V to wander about, wind about
N a sharp turn or twist

momentous

AJ very important

pensive

AJ thoughtful; melancholy

perilous

AJ dangerous

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