Inquiry Skills 2.1 Vocab

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Semester 2, 1st Grading Period

solicitous

anxious or concerned

hamper

to prevent the movement or action of

astute

having sharp judgment

insipid

lacking flavor or zest; dull

vindictive

seeking revenge

terse

expressing much in few words

equivocal

uncertain, vague, misleading

irate

enraged

euphemism

the substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensive

intransigent

uncompromising

ambivalent

having opposing feelings; uncertain

arbitrary

determined by impulse or chance, without reason

stoic

seemingly unaffected by pleasure or pain

denigrate

to attach the reputation of

eradicate

to eliminate

acuity

sharper perception or vision

prudent

wise; careful

elusive

tending to escape

propagate

to transmit or cause to broaden or spread

exorbitant

excessive

atrophy

to waste away

contend

to compete; to argue

circumspect

cautious and wise

exacerbate

to make more severe

alleviate

to make more bearable

altruistic

unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others

disparity

the state of being different

vindicate

to clear of blame or suspicion

dearth

a scarce supply

utilitarian

having only a useful function; practical

pretentious

claiming unjust standing

profound

deep; far-reaching

compromise

to expose to danger or suspicion

coherent

logically connected, making sense

provocative

tending to stir anger or action

anachronistic

in the wrong time period

indict

to accuse of wrongdoing

impeccable

perfect

chronic

continuing or lingering

deride

to speak of or treat with cruelty

impede

to be or get in the way of

pompous

exaggeratedly self-important

contempt

a lack of respect and intense dislike

brazen

rudely bold

perspicacity

a high level of perception or understanding

jaded

weary, worn out

succint

precise expression using few words

mollify

to soften, to ease the anger of

invigorate

to give life or energy to

divulge

to make known, reveal

frivolous

unworthy of serious attention

cathartic

emotionally cleansing or relieving

dogged

stubbornly preserving

enervate

to weaken or drain of energy

dour

gloomy

vicarious

felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another

euphoria

a feeling of great happiness

apathetic

lacking in interest, concern, or emotion

enumerate

to specify individually; to count

resilient

able to recover promptly

exemplary

worthy of imitation

impetuous

impulsive; unthinking

opulent

rich or superior in quality

wary

on guard, cautious, watchful

complacent

self-satisfied to the point of inactivity

idiosyncratic

peculiar to an individual

cordial

friendly, warm, polite

avarice

greed

decry

to condemn openly

disdain

intense dislike

insolent

disrespectfully arrogant

gratuitous

unnecessary

steadfast

firm and dependable

somber

gloomy

pliable

easily bent of shaped

cognizant

aware

mitigate

to lessen in force or intensity

proliferate

to increase or spread at a rapid rate

heretical

characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

gregarious

sociable

conscientious

thorough and careful

frugal

careful with money, stingy

esteem

to value highly, respect

amorphous

lacking definite form

provincial

narrow-minded

evanescent

fading away

affluent

wealthy

capricious

impulsive, unpredictable

inherent

naturally occurring, essential

credible

believable

augment

to make greater in size or quantity

prevalent

widely occurring

luxurious

rich and superior in quality

indulge

to please or satisfy

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