Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 14

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ame'nable

(adj.) Willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; Liable to be held respopnsible

berate'

(v) To scold sharply

car'nage

(n) Large-scale slaughter or loss of life

cred'ulous

(adj.) Too ready to believe, easily deceived

criter'ion

(n) A rule, test; A standard for judgment or evaluation

deplete'

(v) To use up as a result of spending or consumption; To diminish greatly

expa'tiate

(v) To expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; To move about freely

extran'eous

(adj.) Coming from the outside, foreign; Present but not essential, irrelevant

incep'tion

(n) The beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.

infirm'ity

(n) A weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral, etc.)

jejune'

(adj.) Lacking in nutritive value; Lacking in interest or substance; Immature, juvenile

ob'durate

(adj.) Stubborn, unyielding

potpourri'

(n) A collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; A general mixture; Petals mixed with spices for scent

precoc'ious

(adj.) Showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)

sadist'tic

(adj.) Delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel

senten'tious

(adj.) Self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; Given to use of maxims or adages; Saying much in few words, pity

supp'licate

(v) To beg earnestly and humbly

sur'feit

(n) An excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; (v) To feed or supply with anything to excess

tor'tuous

(adj.) Winding, twisted, crooked; Highly involved, complex; Devious

tur'gid

(adj.) Swollen, bloated, filled to excess; Over-decorated or excessive in language

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