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210 terms

Flocabulary Blue Complete Book: 210 Terms!

Mr. Schick, CAIS, English
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anarchy
a state of lawlessness, confusion or disorder
ardent
passionate, enthusiastic and fiery
augment
to add to
blase
unimpressed and indifferent
desolate
without any people; dismal and devastated
embark
to start or begin
fend
to ward off or defend
panorama
an unobstructed or complete view
reception
the act or instance of receiving or meeting
rubble
broken bits and pieces
teem
to swarm, brim or overflow
tract
an area, expanse or region
vice versa
conversely, in reverse
vie
to compete for
wrangle
to argue or dispute
agile
able to move quickly and easily; flexible
audacious
bold, daring or uninhibited
crusade
a military expedition; a campaign for a cause
dub
to choose; to name
era
a period of time marked by distinct events
exceptional
unusual, extraordinary
grapple
to struggle with physically or mentally
heritage
legacy or tradition
legendary
well-known or famous
mien
manner or appearance
muse
to think about or ponder something
muster
to gather or summon
pivotal
important, vital
stamina
endurance
stance
1. an intellectual or emotional attitude towards something. 2. the position of one's feet
amiss
in a faulty way, astray, or wrong
avail
to be of use to; to help
bizarre
unusual, odd or outrageous
chastise
to criticize or discipline
contagious
easily transmittable
culminate
to come to the end or the highest point
deplore
to feel or express strong disapproval
dialect
the language specific to a group of people due to geography, society, or an occupation
hover
to suspend in air; to wait nearby
loll
to lounge; to recline
modify
to change; to amend
preposterous
foolish, absurd
spontaneous
unplanned and impulsive
subside
to lessen, diminish, decline
tedious
boring, tiring, or monotonous
balmy
soothing, refreshing and mild
citadel
a fortress or stronghold
clad
dressed, wearing
fallacy
a misleading or false belief
gingerly
cautiously or carefully
grope
to search blindly; to feel with your hands
intervene
to come between; to step in and stop
mercenary
a professional soldier hired into a foreign army
plunder
to rob; to pillage
revenue
income; earnings
rue
to feel sorrow or regret
staple
an important item or raw material
turbulent
stirred up, disturbed or chaotic
tycoon
a wealthy and powerful businessperson
vilify
to speak evil of; slander
advocate
to argue for, recommend or urge
attribute
to consider as caused by something else
capacious
spacious, roomy
conservative
favoring traditional views; against change
forfeit
to give up or surrender
humane
marked by compassion or tenderness for humans or animals
inaugurate
1. to begin, 2. to officially bring into office
liberal
1. favouring progress and reform over tradition, 2. generous
plausible
believable
recourse
the option of having someone or something for help
renown
widespread fame
servile
groveling or extremely submissive
tirade
a long, violent speech
ultimate
last, final or greatest
wage
to carry on a battle or conflict
abet
to assist, encourage or support, usually in some wrongdoing
atrocity
an appalling condition; the act of being shockingly cruel or inhumane
caption
an explanation or description for a picture
discern
to detect or perceive as separate and distinct
deploy
to spread out or move into a position of readiness
evolve
to develop over time or gradually
exemplify
to show by example, or to be an example of
fastidious
demanding, painstaking or hard to please
feasible
capable of being accomplished; possible
inventive
creative
minimize
to reduce to the smallest amount
perspective
a view, or a mental view or outlook
rebuke
to criticize sharply or disapprove of
sporadic
not happening often; occasional
voracious
marked by a large appetite for food or an activity
allot
to distribute or divide into portions or shares
assimilate
to incorporate or absorb something; to adjust to
bountiful
having a lot; plentiful
conventional
standard; ordinary
deceptive
misleading or dishonest
foster
to encourage or care for
haven
a refuge or safe place
instill
to introduce gradually; implant
memoir
a written account of one's personal life
ornate
decorated in a very fancy, flashy style
phenomenom
an observable event; something that is extraordinary
shackle
a device (usually metal) that restricts the movement of a prisoner, like handcuffs
sublime
supreme, outstanding or lofty
surpass
to exceed or go beyond
theme
1. the main subject or unifying idea 2. the music associated with a TV show or
person (short for theme song)
barter
to trade
defect
an imperfection or fault
dispatch
to send off or away
doctrine
a principle, position or belief system that is taught
embargo
a prohibition or restriction, usually of trade
flustered
put into a state of confusion
foreboding
menacing; indicating something bad is coming
formidable
causing fear or admiration
fortify
to make strong; to protect against an attack
gaunt
thin and bony
haggard
worn and wild-looking
incense
to make extremely angry; infuriate
inventory
a supply of goods or materials
overt
open and observable; obvious
susceptible
easily influenced or affected
accord
an agreement, usually a formal one
antics
playful or mischievous tricks, pranks or shenanigans
benign
1. not harmful 2. kind and generous (of a person)
bonanza
a rich harvest or a sudden good fortune
cite
to quote something as an authority
component
a part or piece of a greater whole
concept
an idea
deface
to spoil the appearance of
enigma
a puzzling situation or person
infinite
going on forever; having no boundaries
lucrative
very profitable
rational
reasonable, sensible
serene
calm and peaceful
succumb
to yield, surrender, give in
transition
a movement from one form, state, style, or place to another
apprehend
to arrest or take into custody
authority
1. power to influence how others act or think; 2. someone who has power or knowledge
conscientious
careful; well thought-out
deter
to prevent or discourage from proceeding
dire
desperate; terrible
eventful
full of events; important
excruciating
extremely intense or painful
facilitate
to assist or make easier
languish
to become weak; lose health
luminous
shining and bright
millennium
a period of one thousand years
rankle
to cause irritation or resentment
recur
to repeat or happen again
strident
harsh or grating, as in a sound
swelter
to be uncomfortably hot
adept
very skilled; expert
clarify
to make clear or understandable
connoisseur
an expert in a specific field, such as art or food
disdain
to look down upon or hate
excerpt
a passage or selection from a book, film, song, or the like
gullible
easily tricked or deceived
indifferent
having no particular interest one way or the other
irascible
very irritable or easily angered
onslaught
a violent attack or a huge outpouring
profound
deep
pseudonym
a fake or alternate name
pungent
sharp and powerful, usually smell or taste
renounce
to give up voluntarily
sage
wise
sleek
smooth, slick, shiny
analogy
a similarity or comparison between two things
articulate
said or expressed clearly, or someone who is capable of clear expression
cache
a secret supply
convey
to transmit information or transport something
crucial
extremely important or essential
decipher
to decode, figure out, or solve
disposition
state of mind, mood or spirit
eccentric
strange; not behaving normally
endeavour
to attempt or try (Canadian spelling)
enhance
to intensify or magnify
epoch
a time marked by distinctive events
ferret
to discover or search out
trepidation
fear or alarm
stint
a period of time spend doing something
principal
of first or highest importance
aloof
uninterested or distant
avid
enthusiastic and eager
commemorate
to honor the memory of
confiscate
to use authority to take possession of private property
decree
an authoritative order or decision
desist
to stop doing something
encroach
to advance beyond usual limits
flair
a natural talent or ability; style
hindrance
something that holds you back
imperative
necessary, required, critical
institute
to establish or begin
ovation
loud, prolonged applause
prodigy
a child with an extraordinary talent or ability
sedative
calming or soothing
ungainly
awkward, clumsy
assail
to violently attack or assault
awry
turned or twisted; gone wrong
banter
light talk; witty remarks
disgruntled
grumpy; dissatisfied and sulky
durable
able to stand up to wear and tear; lasting a while
elite
best or first class
exotic
strange or foreign in character
glut
an excessive amount; too much
intricate
complex
jurisdiction
power, authority, or territory
pang
a sudden sharp feeling
pioneer
someone who settles in a land first or who opens up new areas of research
pithy
brief but full of meaning; to the point
porous
full of holes or pores
proficient
skilled