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85 terms

VCR Book B

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perennial
lasting indefinitly
permeate
to spread throughout
persevere
to stick to a purpose despite obstacles
defer
to postpone
dilatory
tending to delay
infer
to form a conclusion
subvert
to upset; to ruin
contort
to twist out of shape
distort
to change to make something false
adversity
hardship
perverse
stupidly stubborn
excerpt
a selected passage from a work of art
exonerate
to free from blame
exorbitant
excessive
expound
to explain at length
imposter
one who uses a false identity
proponent
one who argues in support
extraneous
coming from the outside
extraterrestrial
originating outside earth's limits
extravert
outgoing, social person
mediocrity
a very ordinary person, place, or thing
non sequitur
an illogical statement
sequester
to go into hiding
coherent
showing an ordrely relation of parts
colloquial
casual, informal speech
commiserate
to feel or express sorrow with
condone
to forgive
abstain
to refrain from something by one's own choice
contrite
sorrow about one's sins
impertinent
rude, sassy
aptitude
quickness in learning
astringent
harsh, severe
stringent
tight, constricted
conjugate
to join a verb with a noun
abhor
to hate
abound
to exist in great quantities
abrasive
harsh, rough
abscond
to hide out secretly
abstemious
sparing or modeerate, especially in eating or drinking
discern
to detect differences
discreet
showing respect in speech or behavior
analyze
to study something carefully by looking at its parts
catalyst
a force or person causing an action
concise
saying or writing much in few words
herbicide
weed killer
precise
exact or accurate in every detail
improvise
to make up something without preparation
reticent
of a silent nature
visionary
characterized by forethought
auspicious
showing signs promising success
introspection
state of looking inside oneself
retrospect
survey of past time
specimen
single sample representative of a whole
specter
ghost
surveillance
close observation
vigil
period of staying awake to keep watch or prey
vigilant
on the lookout for danger
ad hoc
for a specific purpose
admonish
to warn or scold
olfactory
pertaining to the sense of smell
redolent
smelling full of memories
assent
to agree
dissent
to disagree
presentiment
a sense of something about to happen
tactile
pertaining to a sense of touch
procrastinate
to delay needlessly
assuage
to make less severe; to satisfy
fete
large, outdoor party
jeopardy
danger; peril
jocular
joking; avoiding seriousness
condole
to express symapthy with
doleful
mournful; sad
malevolent
wishing harm to others
volition
one's own will to make decisions
zeal
passionate devotion to a cause
circumference
perimeter of a circle
circumspect
cautious; watchful
cyclic
moving in cycles
orbit
path of one body as it revolves around another
orb
sphere; globe
cavernous
large like a cave
excavate
to dig out
feign
to pretend
rotund
plump
rotunda
circular domed building