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Semester Exam Vocab Workshop Words

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Bibliography
n. a list of books or essays on a particular subject or by a particular author
Biographical
adj. having to do with a person's life; giving the story of a person's life
Priority
n. precedence; something that is first in time, order, or importance
Skeptical
adj. inclined to doubt; not easily convinced; showing doubt; doubtful
Reluctant
adj. not eager; unwilling
Denounce
v. to condemn openly; to accuse formally; to inform against
Trivial
adj. not important; insignificant
Wary
adj. on guard against danger or deception; cautious; susicious
Perspective
n. point of view; the effects of distance or depth on the appearance of objects; adj. drawn to produce this effect
Paramount
adj. chief in importance; supreme; dominant
Applicable
adj. appropriate; suitable to be applied
Depict
v. to picture in words; to represent in picture or sculpture; to describe
Optimistic
adj. expecting the best; inclined to look on thr bright side; cheerful; hopeful
Acclaim
n. loud applause; paise; v. to applaud; to approve strongly
Susceptible
adj. easily influenced or affected; unresistant; sensitive and impressionable
Essence
n. the fundamental nature of something; a defining feature; an extract of a substance
Expend
v. to use up; to spend
Virtual
adj. pertaining to something that exists in effect, though not in name or fact
Liability
n. something for which someone is legally responsible; a disadvantage or drawback; a debt
Premature
adj. too soon; too early; before the proper time
Incandescent
adj. glowing with intense heat; very bright; shining; brilliant; describing a light bulb that produces light with a filament in a vaccum
Benign
adj. not harmful; gentle; good-natured
Reconcile
v. to bring together; to bring into harmony; to make friends again
Irreducible
adj. not capable of being made smaller or simpler
Metaphor
n. a figure of speech that contains an implied comparison
Simile
n. a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using like or as
Encore
n. a further performance given on demand; a demand for further performance
Ovation
n. an enthusiastic and prolonged applause; an enthusiastic reception or tribute
Orthodox
adj. adhering to accepted beliefs, especially in religion; approves or conventional
Asterisk
n. a starlike mark (*) used in printing (often to indicate a footnote)
Chronological
adj. arranged in the order in which things happen
Satirical
adj. using irony and wit to attack ideas, people, or customs; sarcastic
Tentative
adj. subject to change; uncertain
Perennial
adj. perpetual; enduring;n. a plant that lasts through all the seasons for many years
Volatile
adj. explosive; changeable; fickle
Autonomous
adj. self-governing; independent
Collaborate
v. to work together; to cooperate with the enemy
Connive
v. to cooperate secretly; to scheme; to join secretly in another's wrongdoing
Raucous
adj. rough sounding and harsh; rowdy
Promenade
n. a leisurely walk or stroll; a public walkway, v. to take a leisurely walk or stroll