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221 terms

Vocab 7o-7r

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confines
limits or boundaries
refine
to make more pure or precise
finite
having an end or limit
disclose
to reveal; make known
seclude
to put in a private place
cloister
to shut away
terminal
causing or forming an end
interminable
seeming never to end
indeterminate
not clear; not fixed
preliminary
serving as preparation; introductory
subliminal
below the level of consciousness
administer
to give to; to apply
minister
to take care of; tend to
arbiter
one who decides or determines
arbitrate
to judge between two sides; to referee
arbitrary
chosen according to whim or personal preference; not backed up by reason
magisterial
commanding and dignified
magistrate
a minor civil official
archaic
dating back to a much earlier time; ancient
anarchy
lack of order or control
matriarch
female head of the family
admission
confession; entrance
submissive
tending to obey or yield
omission
the act of leaving out or neglecting
differentiate
to set apart; to distinguish
reference
to bring up; to mention
extol
to praise; glorify
detract
to take away
extract
to take out of; withdraw
suggestible
easily influenced; susceptible
exaggerated
overstated or overdone
ingest
to take into the body or mind
suspect
not able to be trusted; suspicious
conspicuous
standing out; unusual
respective
corresponding to each person or thing in a series
despicable
deserving of hatred or disgust
tutelage
instruction and guardianship
intuitive
understood without logic or rational knowledge
ocular
having to do with the eye
inoculate
to protect against disease, error, or harm
advisable
appropriate to do; sensible
revise
to make corrections to; edit or redo
evident
clearly visible; obvious
vista
a broad view; outlook
surgical
very precise; clear and accurate
energetic
active and lively
ergonomic
intended to decrease discomfort and maximize work
vigorous
done with power, force, or energy
invigorate
to fill with strength and energy
prodigal
wasting money or resources
agitate
to publicly demand; petition for; to move vigorously or violently; to upset
enact
to make legal or official
reactionary
strongly opposed to change; conservative
agile
able to move quickly and lightly
allege
to put forth as true; claim
deign
to lower oneself to do something; condescend
disdain
scorn
indignant
unworthy
appreciative
expressing or feeling thankfulness
depreciate
to lose value or worth
censure
to criticize; to blame
censor
to remove offensive material from
immense
huge; enormous
dimension
a side or level of something
commensurate
equal; corresponding
rivulet
a small stream of water
derivative
borrowing from something else; unoriginal
unrivaled
having no equal or competition
redundant
saying something more than once
abundant
in great number; plentiful
arid
having little moisture; very dry
cataclysmic
having a disastrous effect
torrid
intensely hot or burning
torrent
a heavy stream; a gush
deluge
a flood
dilute
to water down; to weaken
antediluvian
extremely old; ancient
desist
to stop doing something; cease
persistent
not giving up or stopping
subsist
to support life; to survive
preside
to be in charge; govern
residual
left over; remaining
dissident
one who disagrees or argues
subsidiary
one that serves or is secondary to another
insidious
spreading harmfully and secretly
assiduous
determined and constant
supersede
to make useless; to replace
sedentary
not very active; often in a seated position
fundamental
basic and important
founder
to completely fail
disperse
to cause to go in different directions; scatter
sparse
not plentiful; not dense
intersperse
to distribute between
aspersion
negative remark; slander
immerse
to completely cover with liquid
submerge
to push under the surface
emergent
just coming into being
refuse
something discarded; trash
fusion
joining or combination
terrorize
to repeatedly frighten
deter
to prevent; to discourage
horrific
causing extreme horror or disgust
abhor
to feel horror towards; hate
trepidation
state of fear or alarm
intrepid
bold; unafraid
formidable
difficult to overcome; intimidating
revere
to hold in awe; worship
irreverent
not showing proper respect
intimidate
to threaten with harm; to frighten
timorous
afraid of danger; timid
veteran
someone very experience in something; expert
inveterate
having done something for a long time; habitual
frequent
to visit often or repeatedly
infrequent
not occurring often
annals
a record of something; a history
annuity
payment received every year
annual
occurring every year
chronology
a history arranged by time
chronic
happening repeatedly or over a long period of time
contemporaneous
happening at or around the same time
contemporary
a person from the same time period
tempo
rhythm or beat
jurisprudence
study or science of law
jurisdiction
area of influence
perjure
to lie under oath
impunity
freedom from punishment
punitive
intended to punish; penalizing
subpoena
a legal document summoning someone to court
litigation
the process of a lawsuit
litigant
someone involved in a lawsuit
autonomous
self-governing; independent
nemesis
something causing pain or harm; enemy
syndicate
a gathering of people with a common interest
demented
out of one's mind; insane
mentality
state of mind
amnesty
pardon for offenses
mnemonic
aiding in memory
diagnosis
statement naming the cause of a condition
prognosis
expectation of the way something will turn out; prediction
notorious
famous in a negative way
connoisseur
one who is knowledgeable about a subject
reconnaissance
exploration to gain knowledge or information
ration
to divide and distribute evenly
rational
sound in mind; logical
insular
limited in knowledge or perspective
insulate
to protect from outside influence
idiosyncrasy
a peculiar quality; a quirk
idiom
speech or phrase specific to a particular language or group of people
enumerate
to list separately; to count off
innumerable
so plentiful as to be uncountable
nonplussed
baffled; confused
surplus
amount beyond what is necessary
plurality
greater part; majority
single
to isolate; to choose
singular
separated from others; unique
valiant
brave; courageous
valor
noble courage
avail
to help; to be of use
fortitude
strength of mind; bravery
forte
strong point; skill
enduring
not diminishing; lasting
durable
able to last; strong
duration
the period of time taken by something
corroborate
to back up; support
robust
strong and hearty
consolidate
to gather and combine
solidarity
support or sympathy; unity
excursion
a brief pleasure outing
discourse
exchange of words; conversation
accelerated
made faster
volatile
changing often; unpredictable
immovable
impossible to move or change
mobile
moving; able to move
demote
to lower in rank or authority
fugitive
someone who is running away or escaping
refuge
protection or safety
subterfuge
trick; act of deception
humility
lack of pride; modesty
exhume
to remove from the ground; dig up
stellar
excellent; outstanding
astronomical
enormous; immense
nebulous
not definite; vague
nimbus
a cloud
celestial
having to do with the sky or the heavens
terrestrial
earthly; of or from land
inter
to put into the ground; to bury
subterranean
beneath the ground
sanctum
a private place; a retreat
sanctify
to make holy
sanctions
something that forces obedience with a law or rule
sanctuary
a place of protection
deity
a god; a divine being
deify
to make into a god; to treat like a god
pantheon
a group of gods; a group of people so accomplished in the skill or field that they seem like gods
polytheistic
having several gods or deities
monotheism
worship or belief in only one god
castigate
to criticize; to condemn
chastened
made less proud; humbled
chastise
to punish verbally; to scold
intercept
to catch or block
participant
one who takes part in
conceive
to come up with, imagine
deceptive
intending to mislead or trick
exceptional
standing out from others
anticipate
to expect beforehand
cohabitation
living together; coexistence
exhibit
to show; to display
editorial
expressing opinions or bias
nontraditional
going against the accepted pattern or style
donor
one who gives something
condone
to support; to give approval to
composure
control over expression and action
exponential
steadily increasing
imposition
an unwelcome demand; a burden
repository
a place designated for storage
instantaneous
happening immediately
reinstate
to bring back into existence or authority
inconstant
not lasting; not steady
synthesize
to combine; to blend
parenthetical
explaining the main idea or topic
hypothesis
idea proposed as true; theory