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75 terms

11-15

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Insipid
dull; uninteresting; flat
Interrogate
to examine by questioning; to question
Laudable
praiseworthy; deserving, commendation
Mundane
ordinary; commonplace; earthly
Paltry
small and worthless; insignificant; cheap
Prodigious
enormous; huge in size amount; wonderful or amazing
Pugnacious
quarrelsome; belligerent; aggressive; combative
Rectify
to correct; to make or set right; to remedy
Repress
to keep down; to hold back; to restrain
Scintillating
sparkling; brilliant; witty; clever
Steadfast
firm; constant; unchanging; faithful
Placate
to calm down; to quiet the anger of; to pacify
Terse
brief; to the point; free of needless words
Unobtrusive
not noticeable; not conspicuous
Vivacious
lively; high spirited
Aggravate
to intensify; to make worse; to annoy or irritate
Anarchy
chaos; disorder resulting from a lack of laws or rules
Audacity
courage; boldness
Bane
a source of misery; a person or thing that causes woe; poison
Blight
(n) that which causes something to wither and die; (v) to cause to wither and die
Capitulate
to surrender; to give up; to yield
Corroborate
to confirm; to vouch; to attest
Deride
to ridicule; to mock; to laugh at
Disdain
to scorn; to show contempt for; (n) scorn; contempt
Exhume
to unearth; to dig up; to uncover or reveal; to unbury
Flagrant
extremely conspicuous or evident
Guile
deceit; deception; cunning
Haughty
arrogant; proud of oneself and scornful of others
Impetuous
impulsive; rash; acting suddenly; with little or no thought
Incriminate
to accuse; to blame; to charge with a crime
Insurgent
(n) rebel; (adj.) rebellious
Judicious
wise; carefully thought out; having good judgement
Listless
apathetic; having no interest in anything
Misconstrue
to misunderstand; to misinterpret
Obsolete
out-of-date; no longer in use
Periphery
boundary; outer limit; outside edge
Preclude
to prevent; to shut out in advance
Queue
(n) a line of people or things waiting for service; (v) to line up
Remorse
guilt and regret for one's action
Residual
left over; what is left after part is taken away
Servile
excessively humble; slavelike; groveling; fawning
Succinct
concise; brief and to the point
Tepid
lukewarm; lacking force or enthusiasm
Veracity
truth; honesty; accuracy
Volition
freewill; self-motivation; self-induced willingness
Affable
friendly; sociable; easy to talk to
Ambiguous
not clear; having more than one meaning
Asinine
stupid; like an ass
Bequeath
to hand down or to leave behind as in a last will
Bucolic
rural; rustic; countrified
Conciliatory
pacifying; tending to lessen anger or hostility
Conflagration
a large fire
Cumbersome
clumsy; hared to handle due to weight or size
Didactic
nstructive; intended to teach or instinct
Egress
exit; a way out
Envoy
a messenger; an agent; an ambassador
Facetious
lightly joking; witty; mildly sarcastic
Hamper
to prevent from moving or acting freely; to hold back; to restrain
Imperative
(adj.) absolutely necessary; required; (n) command; necessity
Incontrovertible
certain; beyond doubt or dispute; undeniable
Reprehensible
disgraceful; deserving of blame of blame or criticism; improper
Squander
to waste; to use extravagantly
Tenacity
extreme determination; holding firmly; persistence; stubbornness.
Abscond
to flee; to escape; to withdraw
Adjacent
next to; adjoining
Altruism
unselfishly concerned for others; charitable; generous
Banter
playful joking or teasing; (v) to engage in light, playful talk
Castigate
to criticize or scold; to punish severely
Clemency
forgiveness; mercy; leniency; mild weather
Immutable
to unchangeable; unchanging; never varying
Inception
the beginning; the start
Incredulous
unwilling to believe or accept what is claimed to be true
Indolent
lazy; idle; avoiding work
Levity
fun; gaiety of thought, speech, or behavior
Malleable
capable of being changed or reshaped