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120 terms

Vocabulary Workshop Level B Units 1-6

They are a little out of order, but they still are 120 words and definitions
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animated
(adj.) full of life, lively, alive; (part.) moved to action
brood
(n.) a family of young animals, especially birds; any group having the same nature and origin; (v.) to think over in a worried, unhappy way
culminate
(v.) to reach a high point of development; to end, climax
downright
(adv.) thoroughly; (adj.) absolute, complete; frank, blunt
drone
(n.) a loafer, idler; a buzzing or humming sound; a remote-control device; a male bee; (v.) to make a buzzing sound; to speak in a dull tone of voice
goad
(v.) to drive or urge on; (n.) something used to drive or urge on
indulge
(v.) to give in to a wish or desire, give oneself up to
ingredient
(n.)one of the materials in a mixture, recipe, or formula
literate
(adj.)able to read and write; showing an excellent educational background; having knowledhe or training
loom
(v.) to come into view; to appear in exaggerated form; (n.) a machine for weaving
luster
(n.) the quality of giving off light, brightness, glitter, brilliance
miscellaneous
(adj.) mixed, of different kinds
oration
(n.) a public speech for a formal occasion
peevish
(adj.) cross, complaining, irritable; contrary
seethe
(v.) to boil or foam; to be excited or disturbed
singe
(v.) to burn slightly; (n.) a burn at the ends or edges
unique
(adj.)one of a kind; unequaled; unusual; found only in a given
upright
(adj.) vertical, straight; good, honest; (adv.) in a vertical position
verify
(v.) to establish the truth or accuracy of, confirm
yearn
(v.) to have a strong and earnest desire
Available
(adj.) ready for use, at hand
Cater
(v.) to satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant; to supply food and service
Customary
(adj.) usual, expected, routine
Dissuade
(v.) to persuade not to do something
Entrepreneur
(n.) a person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business
Firebrand
(n.) a piece of burning wood; a troublemaker; an extremely energetic or emotional person
Hazard
(n.) risk, peril; (v.) to expose to danger or harm; to gamble
Homicide
(n.) the killing of one person by another
Indifference
(n.) a lack of interest or concern
Indignant
(adj.) filled with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean
Indispensable
(adj.) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected
Lubricate
(v.) to apply oil or grease; to make smooth, slippery, or easier to use
Mutual
(adj.) shared, felt, or shown equally by two or more
Pelt
(v.) to throw a stream of things; to strike successively; to hurry
Plague
(n.) an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths; a widespread evil; (v.) to annoy or bother
Poised
(adj., part.) balanced, suspended; calm, controlled; ready for action
Regime
(n.) a government in power; a form or system of rule or management; a period of rule
Retard
(v.) to make slow, delay, hold back
Transparent
(adj.) allowing light to pass through; easily recognized or understood; easily seen through or detected
Unscathed
(adj.) wholly unharmed, not injured
Adjacent
(adj) near, next to, adjoining.
Alight
(v) to get down from, step down from, to come down from the air, land (adj) lighted up.
Barren
(adj) not productive, bare.
Disrupt
(v) to break up, disturb.
Dynasty
(n) a powerful family or group of rulers that maintains its position or power for some time.
Foretaste
(n) an advance indication, sample, or warning
Germinate
(v) to begin to grow, come into being.
Humdrum
(adj) ordinary, dull, routine, without variation.
Hurtle
(v) to rush violently, dash headlong; to fling or hurl forcefully.
Isinuate
(v) to suggest or hint slyly; to edge into something indirectly.
Interminable
(adj) endless, so long as to seem endless.
Interrogate
(v) to ask questions, examine by questioning.
Recompense
(v) to pay back; to give a reward; (n) a payment for loss, service, or injury.
Renovate
(v) to repair, restore to good condition, make new again.
Résumé
(n) a brief summary; a short written account of one's education, working experience, or qualifications for a job.
Sullen
(adj) silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment; slow moving, sluggish.
Trickle
(v) to flow or fall by drops or in small streams; (n) a small irregular quantity of anything.
Trivial
(adj) not important, minor; ordinary, commonplace.
Truce
(n) a pause in fighting, temporary peace.
Vicious
(adj) evil, bad; spiteful; having bad habits or an ugly disposition; painfully severe or extreme.
alliance
a joining together for some common purpose
bewilder
to puzzle completely, confuse
buffoon
a clown; a coarse, stupid person
controversial
arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement
dishearten
to discourage
fruitless
not producing the desired results, unsuccessful
hostile
unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggressive
inflammable
easily set on fire; easily angered or aroused
inflict
to give or cause something unpleasant, impose
malignant
deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious
mortify
to hurt someone's feelings deeply; to cause embarrassment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering
orthodox
in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things
procure
to obtain through special effort; to bring about
scurry
to run quickly, scamper, hurry
sodden
soaked with liquid or moisture; expressionless, dull; spiritless, listless
spirited
full of life and vigor; courageous
virtual
having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be equivalent to the real thing
void
completely empty; having no legal force or effect; empty or unfilled space; to cancel or nullify
wayward
disobedient, willful; unpredictable, capricious
wince
to draw back suddenly, as though in pain or fear; the act of drawing back in this way
anecdote
a short account of an incident in someone's life
cosolidate
to combine; unite; to make solid or firm
counterfeit
an imitation designed to deceive; not genuine, fake; to make an illegal copy
docile
easily taught, led, or managed; obedient
dominate
to rule over by strength or power, control; to tower over, command due to height
entreat
to beg, implore, ask earnestly
fallible
capable of being wrong, mistaken, or inaccurate
fickle
liable to change very rapidly, erratic; marked by a lack of constancy or steadiness, incosistent
fugitive
one who flees or runs away; fleeting, lasting a very short time; wandering; difficult to grasp
grimy
very dirty, covered with dirt or soot
iota
a very small part or quantity
maul
to beat or knock about, handle roughly; to mangle; a heavy hammer
potential
possible, able to happen; something that cna develop or become a reality
radiant
shining, bright; giving forth light or energy
rural
relating to farm areas and life in the country
substantial
large, important; magor, significant; prosperous; not imaginary, material
tactful
skilled in handling difficult situations or people, polite
tamper
to interfere with; to meddle rashly or foolishly with; to handle in a secret and improper way
ultimate
last, final; most important or extreme; eventual; basic, fundamental
uncertainty
doubt, the state of being unsure
anonymous
(adj.) unnamed, without the name of the person involved; unknown; lacking individuality or character
browse
(v.) to nibble, graze; to read casually; to window-shop
dupe
(n.) a person easily tricked or deceived (v.) to deceive
dynamic
(adj.) active, energetic, forceful
eradicate
(v.) to root out, get rid of, destroy completely
frustrate
(v.) to prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fufilling a desire; to cause feelings of discouragement
grim
(adj) stern, merciless; fierce, savage, cruel
inimitable
(adj) not capable of being copied or imitated
makeshift
(n) a temporary substitute for something else; (adj) crude, flimsy, or temporary
marginal
(adj) in, at, or near the edge or margin; only barely good, large, or important enough for the purpose
pending
(adj) waiting to be settled; (prep) until
prescribe
(v) to order as a rule or course to be followed; to order for medical purpose
preview
(n) something seen in advance; (v) to view beforehand
prominent
(adj) standing out so as to be easily seen; important, well- known
quaint
(adj) odd or old- fashioned in a pleasing way; clever, ingenious; skillfully made
reluctant
(adj) unwilling, holding back
scrimp
(v) to handle very economically or stingily; to supply in a way that is small, short, or scanty
snare
(v) to trap, catch; (n) a trap or entanglement
utmost
(adj) greatest, highest, farthest; (n) the extreme limit
vengeance
(n) punishment in return for an injury or a wrong; unusual force or violence