Vocabulary 6

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par

(n) equal
(v) to equal

parity

equality

disparity

lack of equality; a difference

disparate

(adj.) complete or essential difference or inequality

disparage

to lower someone's par (feeling of equality)

compare

to examine the character or qualities of, especially in order to discover resemblances or differences (two things are compared when they have certain equal or similar qualities)

pair

things that are equal or similar

peer

equal people, as in age, position, rank, or ability

equality

state or condition of being equal

equation

statement or assertion of equality of two things

equivocate

to say both yes and no with equal voice (Deception is done deliberately and on purpose. Politicians are good examples of people who are equivocate; they are purposely vague.)

unequivocal

definitive; capable of specific interpretation

equity

equal treatment; justice; fairness

equities

stocks in the financial markets (the value of your home or property above the amount of the mortgage you owe is your equity in it)

inequity

injustice; unfairness

iniquity

a sin or vice, or an egregiously immoral act; wickedness, sinfulness; violation of right or duty
Note: e is changed to i, and injustice and unfairness are sinful and wicked

ambiguous

may have both one meaning and another meaning; vague (same as equivocal, except done accidentally, not on purpose)

double entendre

French term that means double meaning, an ambiguous statement with one possible interpretation as being suggestive, risque, or sexy

equinox

equal night; an event that occurs twice a year when day and night are of equal length, about March 21 and September 22

nocturnal

active at night instead of day i.e. cats, owls, moonflower (blossoms at night), "night people" (stay up late, sleep until midmorning)

nocturne

night music; musical composition of dreamy character; painting of a night scene

equanimity

equal (evenness of) mind, even under great stress

equability

ability to keep equal temperament, calmness, serenity of mind

Libra

seventh sign of the zodiac, represented by a pair of scales

equilibrium

state of physical balance, especially between opposing forces

equilibrist

professional tightrope walker, a performer successfully defying the law of gravity by balancing on a thin overhead wire

equator

imaginary line that divides the earth into equal halves (north and south hemispheres)

equivalent

having equal value, measure, force, effect, or significance

equidistant

at equal distance (from a common point)

equiangular

having all angles equal

equilateral

having all sides of equal length

equestrian

(n) someone on a horse
(adj.) pertaining to horseback riding (an equestrian statue)

equestrienne

woman on a horse

equine

(n) a horse
(adj.) like a horse, as in appearance or characteristics, or descriptive of horse

vociferous

carrying much voice; loud, noisy, clamorous

vocal

quality of expressing readily and freely by voice

vocalize

to give voice to; to sing the vocals (voice parts) of music

vocalist

a singer

titillate

[literally] to tickle, with gentle touches in strategic places, causing an actual pleasing physical sensation
[figuratively] to tickle people's minds, fancies, palates, by charm, brilliance, wit, promises, or other methods

compliment

a pleasant and courteous expression of praise

flattery

expression of praise that is stronger than a compliment, and often considered insincere

adulation

flattery and worship (fawning) carried to an excessive, ridiculous degree

proscribe

to forbid (to write down beforehand whatever is detrimental)
Note: proscribed activities are most likely pleasurable, because they are immoral, illegal, or fattening

scribe

an official writer or copier, usually of ancient scriptures

scribble

to write hastily or carelessly without regard to legibility or form

script

something written

The Scriptures

holy writings

prescribe

to write a rule or medical prescriptions

describe

to write down; to represent or give an account of in words

inscribe

to write in or into

Via Appia

one of the famous highways of ancient Roman times

obvious

in the way of the road, where no one can fail to see it; easily seen, not hidden, conspicuous

obviate

to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action); to get an obstacle out of the way

manuscript

something handwritten

typescript

a typewritten manuscript; especially one intended for use as printer's copy

postscript

something written after the main part is finished

trivial

unimportant, without great significance (intersection of three roads, where unimportant matters are discussed to prevent from being overhead in a public)

trivia

insignificant trifles

militate (against)

to fight against, work to the disadvantage of
Note: militate is always followed by the preposition against, and never takes a personal subject: you don't militate against anyone, but some habit, action, or tendency militates against someone or something

militant

(n) one who fights for reforms
(adj.) waged aggressively and wit determination

military

(n) military persons, especially army officers, or armed forces
(adj.) of or relating to soldiers, arms, or war, or armed forces

militia

a part of the organized armed forces (may also be citizens) of a country, liable to call only in emergency

malign

(v) to speak evil about, to defame, to slander
(adj.) bad, harmful, evil, hateful

malignant

bad, harmful, evil, hateful

malignancy

cancerous growth; or the condition, state, or attitude of harmfulness, hatefulness, evil intent, etc.

malediction

an evil saying, a curse

dictate

(v) to speak or act domineeringly
(n) a ruling principle

dictator

one who assumes absolute power and control

dictation

the act or manner of uttering words to be transcribed, or material that is dictated or transcribed

predict

to tell beforehand

contradict

to say against, or to make an opposite statement

addiction

a saying to or toward, or the compulsion to say "yes" to a habit

malevolent

wishing evil or harm

voluntary

proceeding from the will or from one's own choice or consent

involuntary

not voluntary

volunteer

a person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service

volition

the act of power of willing or wishing

maleficent

doing harm or evil, or causing hurt

malefactor

a wrongdoer, an evil doer, a criminal

factory

a place where things are made

fact

something done

fiction

something made up or invented

manufacture

to make by hand

artificial

made by human art rather than occurring in nature

clarify

to make clear or coherent

simplify

to make simpler

liquefy

to make or become a liquid state

magnify

to make larger

maladroit

clumsy, bungling, awkward, unskillful; having a bad right hand (remember adroit is the right hand, believed to be the skillful one)

malice

desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another

maladjusted

poorly or inadequately adjusted, specifically lacking harmony with one's environment from failure to adjust one's desires to the conditions of one's life

malcontent

(n) a discontented person, or a rebel
(adj.) discontented, dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs

malpractice

failure to exercise an accepted degree of professional skill, thus resulting injury, loss, etc.

malnutrition

faulty and especially inadequate nutrition

malaise

bad ease; an indefinite feeling of bodily discomfort, as in a mild illness, or as a symptom preceding an illness

disease

dis-ease, or lack of ease

malady

a disease or disorder, or an unwholesome or disordered condition

bonus

extra payment, theoretically for some good act

bonbon

(french) good-good; candy

bona fide

in good faith; valid, without deception, pretence, or fraudulent intent

fidelity

faithfulness

Fido

one's faithful friend (a stereotypical name for a dog)

infidel

one who does not have the right faith or religion, or who has no religion

infidelity

unfaithfulness, especially in marriage vows

benign

kindly, good-natured, not harmful

benignant

kindly, good-natured, not harmful

benediction

a blessing, a saying good

beneficient

doing good

benefactor

one who does good things, gives help, provides financial gifts or aid, or rescues when someone is in need

benefactress

a female benefactor

beneficiary

one who recieves good deeds

benefit

benefaction or something promotes well-being; help

benevolent

wishing well

condone

to forgive, overlook, pardon, or be uncritical of (an offense or illegal act)

donor

one who gives

donate

to give

donation

a gift

placate

to please, or to appease, soothe, or pacify, especially by concessions

placable

capable of being soothed, with hostility changed to friendliness

placid

pleased with things as they are - calm, easygoing, serene, undisturbed

implacable

cannot be placated; harsh, unyielding to entreaty or pity, relentless

complacent

please with the self; often too pleased as to be smug, too easily self-satisfied

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