Vocab semestral 1 exam

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affable

(adj.) Courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to.

amorphous

(v.) shapeless, without definite form, of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion

ascribe

to assign or refer to (as a cause of source), attribute

assuage

(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

bombastic

(adj.) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

circuitous

(adj.) roundabout, not direct

coalition

(n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

commiserate

(v.) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress

contraband

(n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj.) illegal, prohibited

decadence

(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

drivel

(n.) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; (v.) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly

elicit

(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)

erudite

(adj). scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic

exhort

(v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestly

expedite

(v.)to make amends, make up for, to avert

ferment

(n.)a state of great excitement, agitation. or turbulence; to be in or work into sucj a state; to produce alcohol by chemical reaction

hiatus

(n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

inadvertent

(adj. )resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental

infringe

(v.) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds

ingratiate

(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)

innuendo

(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

inscrutable

(adj.) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically

insular

(adj.) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience, narrow-minded

intercede

(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

interloper

(n.) one who moves in where he or she in not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder

intrinsic

(adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part

irrevocable

(adj.) incapable of being changed or called back

lassitude

(n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

lurid

(v.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint

meritorious

(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

millennium

(n.) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy

nominal

(adj.)existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously

noncommittal

(adj.)not decesice or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no

occult

(adj.) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; (v.) to hide, conceal; eclipse; (n.) matters involving the supernatural

permeate

(v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak through

petulant

(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

precipitate

(v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height, to give distinct form to; (adj.) characterized by excessive haste; (n.) moisture; the product of an action or process

propensity

(n.) a natural inclination or predilection toward

repudiate

(v.) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of

resilient

(adj.) able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly

reverberate

(v.) to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly

scurrilous

(adj.) coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed

seditious

(adj. ) resistant to lawful authority, having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

simulate

(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

sleazy

(adj.) cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable

stringent

(adj.) strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

surmise

(v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof

tenuous

(adj.) thin, slender, not dense, lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance, lacking a sound basis, poorly supported

transcend

(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

vitriolic

(adj.) bitter, sarcastic, highly caustic or biting

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