72 terms

Combined Vocab Sets 1,2,3,4

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Ceaseless
Adjective: Without stop or pause
Covey
Noun: A small flock of birds
Plantively
Adverb: Sounding sad (describes the verb)
Avarice
Noun: Extreme greed
Indigent
Adjective: Poor or needy
Bulwark
Noun: A wall that defends
Poultice
Noun: A bandage for a wound, made of natural materials like plants
Undulating
Adjective: Moving with a smooth, wavelike motion
Speculatively
Adverb: In a questioning or curious way
Incandescence
Noun: Brightness or radiance
Judicious
Adjective: Showing good judgement
Prophecy
Noun: A prediction of the future
Transfigure
Verb: To change the way something looks
Furtive
Adjective: Sneaky or sly
Graft
Verb: To attach something permanently to something else
Vigor
Noun: Physical strength, good health, and energy
Stalwart
Adjective: Loyal and reliable
Lethargy
Noun: A lack of energy and enthusiasm
Abate
Verb: To reduce, lessen
Abdicate
Verb: To give up a position, usually one of leadership (Resign; abandon)
Antithesis
Noun: The absolute opposite
Apathetic
Adjective: Lacking concern, emotion (Indifferent; unconcerned)
Hypothetical
Adjective: Based on possible ideas or situations rather than actual ones (Supposed; theoretical)
Immerse
Verb: To absorb, completely involve, engross (Plunge)
Vilify
Verb: To put down or lower in importance when speaking or writing (Belittle; speak ill of; criticize)
Vindicate
Verb: To avenge; to set free; to be proven correct after having been described as wrong (Justify)
Cordial
Adjective: Warm, affectionate (Pleasant; genial; friendly)
Corrosive
Adjective: Having the tendency to erode or eat away (Caustic; cutting; acidic)
Counteract
Verb: To neutralize, make ineffective (Offset; cancel out)
Resilient
Adjective: Able to recover from misfortune; able to withstand adversity (Flexible; durable)
Revel
Verb: To enjoy intensely (Enjoy)
Revoke
Verb: To take back; To cancel (invalidate)
Infamy
Noun: The state of being well-known because of something very bad (Reputation; notoriety; disgrace)
Ingenious
Adjective: Very clever; involving new ideas, methods, or equipment (Inventive)
Inhibit
Verb: To prevent, restrain, stop (Slow down; reduce; hinder)
Enthrall
Verb: To charm or hold spellbound (Captivate; rivet; fascinate; engross)
Spontaneous
Adjective: On the spur of the moment; impulsive
Strident
Loud, harsh, unpleasantly noisy
Subterranean
Adjective: Hidden, underground
Suppress
Verb: To end an activity; to stop
Tactful
Adjective: Considerate and skillful in avoiding offense of others
Tactile
Adjective: Relating to the sense of touch
Terrestrial
Earthy; relating to earth
Transpire
What happened; occur
Ubiquitious
Present at all places at all times; omnipresent
Unappealing
Unattractive; unpleasant
Unequivocal
Absolute, certain
Utilitarian
Efficient,functional
Utopia
Noun: Perfect place, ideal place or state of being
Vapid
Dull; lacking sharpness or flavor
Voluble
Talkative
Wary
Adjective: Careful; watchful
Yoke
Verb: To join or bring together
Zenith
Noun: Highest point; the culminating point
Abrasion
Noun: A scraped or worn area
Ascertain
Verb: To determine, discover, make certain of
Assuage
Verb: To make less severe or more tolerable
Clad
Adjective: Clothed Covered Dressed
Congenial
Adjective: suited to one's needs or tastes; agreeable
Corroborate
Verb: To provide evidence; to make more certain; to confirm
Cursory
Adjective: Done in a hurry and with little attention to detail
Dehydrate
Verb: To remove or lose water from or to become dry
Derive
Verb: To take or receive from a source
Endeavor
Verb: To attempt (try) earnestly
Exacerbate
Verb: To cause to become increasingly bitter or severe
Ineffectual
Adjective: Not bringing about the desired result
Oscillate
Verb: To move back and forth
Provincial
Adjective: Rustic, unsophisticated
Quandary
Noun: Dilemma; a state of uncertainty, especially as to what to do
Quell
Verb: To suppress, calm, or settle
Resplendent
Adjective: Splendid, brilliant, gleaming
Vacillate
Verb: To waver in mind or opinion
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