Vocab Final 2009

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adage

a proverb, wise saying

churlish

lacking politeness, good manners; rude

citadel

a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; fort, stronghold

collaborate

to work with, work together, team up, join forces

discordant

disagreeable in sound

enterprising

willing and able to start somthing new

frugal

thrifty, economical, avoiding waste and luxury

decree

(n.) a proclamation (v.) to proclaim

gingerly

(adj.,adv.) with extreme care or caution

glut

(v.) to provide more than is needed or wanted; (n.) an oversupply, surplus

relevant

connected with or related to the matter at hand

skittish

extremely nervous and easily frightened; unstable, undependable

tether

(n.) a rope or chain used to fasten somthing to a fixed object; (v.) to fasten with a rope or chain

unison

a sounding together, harmony; agreement or accord

vie

to compete; to strive for victory or superiority

willful

stubbornly self-willed, headstrong; done on purpose

annul

to reduce to nothing, cancel, nullify

bolster

(v.) to support, give a boost to; (n.) a long pillow or cushion

deplore

to feel or express regret or disapproval, lament

muster

(v.) to bring together for service or battle; (n.) a list of men for military service

nonentity

a person or thing of no importance, nobody

ethical

virtous, having to do with morals, values, right and wrong

facetious

humorus, not meant seriously

inaudible

not able to be heard

indiscriminate

without restraint or control; unselective

intrigue

(n.) crafty dealings, conspiracy; (v.) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or exite the curiosity

plausible

appearing true, reasonable, or fair; believable

pseudonym

a pen name, name assumed by a writer

purge

(v.) to wash away impurities; (n.) the process of getting rid of someone or something decisively

rehabilitate

to make over in good form; rebuild

resolute

bold, steadfast, determined; firm

scapegoat

a person or thing carrying the blame for others

acme

the highest point

attribute

(n.) a trait; (v.) to assign to, credit with

convey

to transport; to transmit; to communicate

doctrine

a belief, principle, or teaching

excise

(v.) to remove by cutting; (n.) an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service

exotic

foreign, strange; strikingly unusual

fervent

very earnest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot

gaunt

thin and bony, starved looking

infiltrate

to pass through or gain entrance gradually or stealthily, penetrate, sneak in

nullify

to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out, invalidate, annul

plummet

(v.) to plunge straight down; (n.) a weight fastened to a line

proclaim

to declare publicly or officially

predominant

the greatest in strength or power ;chief, major, most common, main

prodigy

genius; a child or young person with extraordinary abitity or talent

recluse

a loner, hermit, a person who lives a life shut up or withdrawn from the world

pertinent

relevant, related to the matter at hand, to the point

penal

having to do with punishment

renown

reputation, fame, prestige, glory

retentive

able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily

frivolous

of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously

invalidate

to make valueless, take away all force or effect

legendary

described in well-known stories; existing in legends rather than in real life; mythical

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