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Quiz on oldies Units 1-5. Fun. :-p.

adulterate

(v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value

ambidextrous

(adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical

augment

(v.) to make larger, increase

bereft

(adj.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

deploy

(v.) to postion or arrange; to utilize; to form up

dour

(adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored

fortitude

(n.) Courage in facing difficulties

gape

(v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide

gibe

(v.) to utter taunting words; an expression of scorn

guise

(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask

insidious

(adj.) intended to decieve or entrap; sly treacherous

intimation

(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion

opulent

(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

pliable

(adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

reiterate

(v.) to say again, repeat

stolid

(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

tentative

(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

unkempt

(adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude

verbatim

(adv, adj.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken

warily

(adv.) cautiously, with great care

adroit

(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind

amicable

(adj.) peaceable, friendly

averse

(adj.) having a deeep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling

belligerent

(adj.) given to fighting, warlike;combatitive, aggressive; one at war, one engaged in war

benevolent

(adj.) kindly, charitable

cursory

(adj.) hasty, thorough

duplicity

(n.) treachery, deceitfulness

extol

(v.) to praise extravagantly

feasible

(adj.) possible, able to be done

grimace

(v.) a wry face, facial ditortion; to make a wry face

holocaust

(n.) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering

impervious

(adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

impetus

(n.) a moving force, impulse, stimulus

jeopardy

(n.) danger

meticulous

(adj.) extremely careful; particular about details

nostalgia

(n.) a longing for something past; homesickness

quintessence

(n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

retrogress

(v.) to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

scrutinize

(v.) to examine closely

tepid

(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

adversary

(n.) an enemy or oppenent

alienate

(v.) to turn away, to make indifferent, to transfer

artifice

(n.) a skillful device, clever trick, a skill, trickery

coerce

(v.) to compel, force

craven

(n, adj.) cowardly, a coward

culinary

(adj.) of or related to cooking

delete

(v.) to erase, wipe out, cut out

demise

(n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position

exhilerate

(v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness

fallow

(adj.) plowed but not seeded, reddish yellow; land left inseeded, to plow but not seed

harass

(v.) to disturb, worry

inclement

(adj.) stormy, harsh, severe in action or attitude

muse

(v.) to think about in a dreamy wat, ponder

negligible

(adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded

perpetuate

(v.) to make permanent or long lasting

precedent

(n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action

punitive

(adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment

redress

(v.) to set right, relief from wrong or injury

sojourn

(n.) a temporary stay, to stay for a time

urbane

(adj.) refined in a manner or style, suave

affiliated

(adj, part.) associated, connected

ascertain

(v.) to find out

attainment

(n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving

bequeth

(v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance

cogent

(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point

converge

(v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together

disperse

(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide

esteem

(v.) to regard highly; a highly favorable opinion or judgement

expunge

(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy

finite

(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time

invulnerable

(adj.) not able to be hurt or wounded; shielded against attack

malevolent

(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will

nonchalant

(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned

omniscient

(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding

panacea

(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems

scrupulous

(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled

skulk

(v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding

supercillious

(adj.) proud and contemuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority

uncanny

(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation

venial

(adj.) easily excused; pardonable

altruistic

(adj.) unselfish, concerned w/ the welfare of others

assent

(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement

benefactor

(n.) one who does good to others

chivalrous

(adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

clemency

(n.) mercy humaneness; mildness, moderateness

dearth

(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine

diffident

(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

discrepancy

(n.) a difference; a lack of agreement

embark

(v.) to go aboard; to make a star; to invest

facile

(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt

indomitable

(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yeild

infallible

(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable

plod

(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

pungent

(adj.) causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

remiss

(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless

repose

(v.)to rest; lie; place; (n.)relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

temerity

(n.) rashness, boldness

truculent

(adj.)fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh

unfeigned

(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense

virulent

(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful

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