Sophomore English Study Guide Finals 1

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bona fide

authentic and genuine

tangible

capable of being touched; substantial

veritable

real,genuine

aberration

deviation from the usual

fallacy

misleading notion

semblance

outward appearnce(deceptive)

sporadic

occuring at diff intervals w/ no set pattern

vacillate

to move back and forth, especially being unable to make up ones mind

recurrent

occurring repeatedly

perpetual

lasting for an unlimited period of time

coherent

marked by a logical relationship

unremitting

never slacking; persistent

extraneous

irrelevant; foregin/ introduced or come from nowhere

modicum

moderate or small amount

subsidiary

supplementary;secondary

momentous

of great or far-reaching importance or consequence

poignant

strong in mental appeal; meaningful

rarefied

extremely high or elevated; belong to an exclusive group

ostensibly

seeming to mean; apparently

patently

plainly;clearly

ubiquitous

all over; always present & noticeable

bedlam

a scene of mad confusion

confounded

totally perplexed; deeply confused

discombobulated

confused; taken off guard by circumstances

alluring

highly attractive

comely

wholesomely attracive in looks or behavior

scintillate

animated; vivacious

depraved

morally corrupt; even perverted

crass

crude; unrefined

uncouth

crude;unrefined

astute

clever; insightful

prudent

wise; careful; using good judgement

sagacity

wisdom

folly

foolishness

inane

lacking sense

rash

not well thought out

detente

an easing of tension between rivals

mitigate

to lessen; to calm or cool down

dormant

lying asleep; or in a calm state

strident

loud and harsh

boisterous

rowdy and rambunctious

vociferous

offensively loud

burgeoning

to begin to grow

neophyte

a novice or beginner

rudimentary

in the earliest stages of development

venerable

worthy of respect (because of age or dignity)

primeval

orignial or ancient; from earliest times

archaic

out of date

affable

friendly

complaisant

agreeable or gracious; wanting to please

convivial

pleasant;sociable; fun to be with

derisive

mocking

haughty

overwhelmingly proud,vain, self-centered

smug

self-satisfied

frugal

economical; not wasteful

meager

deficient; less than necessary

chintzy

cheap and tacky

altruistic

unselfishly concerned for welfare of toehrs

lavish

extravagant

selfless

more concerned with others than oneself;unselfish

extol

to praise highly

kudo

praise; compliment

laudable

worthy of praise

reprehensible

deserving blame

castigate

to criticize or punish

disparage

to speak of in a disrespectful way

audacious

extremely bold

bravado

a false show of courage

stalwart

strong, bold, and determined

insolent

rude and disrespectful

capricious

impulsive; whimsical

foolhardy

recklessly careless; unwisely daring

dearth

an inadequate supply

scant

barely enough

petty

trivial; of little importance

copious

abundant; plentiful

plethora

an exessive amount

prodigious

excessively great in size or force

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