English 12 Lesson 13

ASVAB Vocabulary Lesson 13 Terms Elkhorn Public Schools English 12
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alleviate
V. To make easier: relieve as in pain or suffering
amorphous
Adj. Without definite form: shapeless
astute
Adj. Having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning
bolster
V. To support, strengthen, or reinforce
convergence
N. The act, fact, or condition of coming together
Dirge
N. A sad song or poem expressing grief
Ephemeral
Adj. Short-lived; transitory; fleeting
Garrulous
Adj. Talkative
Incorrigible
Adj. Hopeless; incurable
Jocular
Adj. Joking
Loquacious
Adj. Very talkative, fond of talking
Mitigate
V. To make or become milder; moderate
Parochial
Adj. Restricted to a small area or scope; narrow; limited; provincial
Pliant
Adj. Bends without breaking; adaptable, compliant
Querulous
Adj. Fretful, complaining
Reprehensible
Adj. Deserving of condemnation; blameworthy
Sanguine
Adj. Cheerfully optimistic; red-cheeked
Sprightly
Adj. Full of energy and spirit; lively
Transitory
Adj. Of a passing nature; temporary;fleeting
Wane
V. To grow smaller