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50 terms

David Jang Toefl Day 3

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agenda
(n.) the program for a meeting; a list, outline, or plan of things to be considered or done
amiable
(adj.) friendly, good-natured
befuddle
(v.) to confuse, make stupid
blight
(n.) a disease that causes plants to wither and die; a condition of disease or ruin; (v.) to destroy, ruin
boisterous
(adj.) rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spirited
clarity
(n.) clearness, accuracy
compliant
(adj.) willing to do what someone else wants; obedient
conserve
(v.) to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save
debut
(n.) a first public appearance; a formal entrance into society; (v.) to make a first appearance
gory
(adj.) marked by bloodshed, slaughter, or violence
gross
(adj.) overweight; coarse, vulgar; very noticeable; total;
(n.) an overall total (without deductions); twelve dozen;
(v.) to earn
induce
(v.) to cause, bring about; to persuade
leeway
(n.) extra space for moving along a certain route; allowance for mistakes or inaccuracies; margin of error
limber
(adj.) flexible; (v.) to cause to become flexible
maze
(n.) a network of paths through which it is hard to find one's way; something very mixed-up and confusing
oracle
(n.) someone or something that can predict the future
partisan
(n.) a strong supporter of a person, party or cause; one whose support is unreasoning; a resistance fighter, guerrilla;
(adj.) strongly supporting one side only
reimburse
(v.) to pay back; to give payment for
vacate
(v.) to go away from, leave empty; to make empty; to void, annul
vagabond
(n.) an idle wanderer; a tramp;
(adj.) wandering; irresponsible
authorize
(v.) to approve or permit; to give power or authority to
culprit
(n.) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender
dawdle
(V.) to waste time; to be idle; to spend more time in doing something than is necessary
dissect
(v.) to cut apart in preparation for scientific study; to analyze with great care
expend
(V.) to pay out, spend; to use up
fatality
(n.) an event resulting in death; an accidental death
gullible
(adj.) easily fooled, tricked, or cheated
illicit
(adj.) not permitted, unlawful, improper
immerse
(V.) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply
inflammatory
(adj.) causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder
memorandum
(n.) a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report
pathetic
(ADJ.) marked by strong emotion, especially pity and sorrow; able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity; woefully inadequate
presevere
(v) to keep dispite difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough
prevaricate
(v.) to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose
quash
(v.) to crush, put down completely
relish
(n.) enjoyment or satisfaction; something that adds a pleasing flavor; (v.) to enjoy greatly
reminisce
(v.) to recall one's past thoughts, feelings, or experiences
scour
(v.) to clean or polish by hard rubbing; to examine with great care; to move about quickly in search of
tribute
(n.) something done or given to show thanks or respect; a payment
writhe
(v.) to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle
affluence
(n.) wealth, riches, prosperity; great abundance, plenty
arrears
(n.,pl.) unpaid or overdue debts; an unfinished duty
cascade
(n.) a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forward in quantity; (v.) to flow downward (like a waterfall)
cringe
(v) to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness
crotchety
(adj.) cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims
format
(n.) the size, shape, or arrangement of something
immobile
(adj.) not movable; not moving
impassable
(adj.) blocked so that nothing can go through
innovation
(n.) something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc.
jovial
(adj.) good-humored, in high spirits; merry