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78 terms

Unit 13-14 VOCAB

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Abet
to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
Aver
to affirm, declare confidently
Aver
assert, asseverate, avouch
Blatant
noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
Blatant
flagrant, glaring, egregious, disagreeably loud
Broach
to bring up or begin to talk about; to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
Buttress
to support, prop up, strengthen/ a supporting structure
Buttress
bolster, reinforce, brace, shore up
Carousal
noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
Carousal
drinking bout, drunken level, binge
Collate
to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
Collate
sort-out, cross-check, rearrange
Connoisseur
an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts
Connoisseur
authority, savant, pundit
Disconsolate
deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
Disconsolate
grief-stricken, inconsolable, comfortless
Encumber
to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc); to fill up, block up, hinder
Encumber
overload, saddle, hamper, clog
Foment
to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
Foment
instigate, incite, stir up
Grisly
frightful, horrible, ghastly
Grisly
gruesome, gory, hideous
Herculean
relating to Hercules; characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
Herculean
mighty, powerful, arduous, onerous, colossal
Impassive
showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
Impassive
emotionless, stoical, unemotional, insensible
Inauspicious
unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
Inauspicious
unpropitious, unpromising, untimely
Incontrovertible
unquestionable, beyond dispute
Incontrovertible
incontestable, indisputable, indubitable
Nonplussed
puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
Nonplussed
perplexed, baffled, stumped, flabbergasted
Opportune
suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
Opportune
timely, appropriate, felicitous
Prolific
abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
Prolific
fruitful, fecund, proliferous
Rejoinder
a reply, especially form the defendant in a legal suit
Rejoinder
answer, reply, response, riposte, retort
Amenable
willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible
Amenable
agreeable, compliant, docile
Berate
to scold sharply
Berate
chide, rebuke, reprove, reprimand
Carnage
large-scale slaughter or loss of life
Carnage
butchery, bloodbath, massacre
Credulous
too ready to believe, easily deceived
Credulous
gullible
Criterion
a rule test; a standard for judgment or evaluation
Criterion
yardstick, touchstone, gauge, canon
Deplete
to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
Deplete
exhaust, empty, drain, bankrupt
Expatiate
to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
Expatiate
elaborate, enlarge, descant, wander, roam
Extraneous
coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant
Extraneous
incidental, extrinsic
Inception
the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc
Inception
commencement, inauguration, outset
Infirmity
a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral, etc)
Infirmity
affliction, malady, defect
Jejune
lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile
Jejune
vapid, insipid, puerile, childish
Obdurate
stubborn, unyielding
Obdurate
obstinate, adamant
Potpourri
a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent
Potpourri
hodgepodge, melange, farrago, medley
Precocious
showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
Precocious
forward, gifted, advanced
Sadistic
delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
Sadistic
brutal, vicious, inhuman, fiendish
Sententious
self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words; pithy
Sententious
aphoristic, epigrammatic, moralistic
Supplicate
to beg earnestly and humbly
Supplicate
plead, petition, implore, entreat
Surfeit
an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust/ to feed or supply with anything to excess
Surfeit
excess, glut, cloy, satiate
Tortuous
winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
Tortuous
circuitous, serpentine, labyrinthine
Turgid
swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language
Turgid
inflated, pompous, bombastic, overblown