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50 terms

Week 1 Box A and B 101 to 125

Week 1
STUDY
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infinitesimal
adj. exceedingly small; minute
variegated
adj. distinctly marked with different colors; diverse
erratic
adj. inconsistent, unpredictable
venial
adj. easily excused or forgiven
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH VENAL (ABLE TO BE BRIBED)
zeal
n. intense passion or enthusiasm
peer
n. a person or thing of the same rank
olfactory
adj. relating to the sense of smell
divulge
v. to reveal or make known
conducive
adj. tending to bring about
odyssey
n. a long, adventurous journey
negotiate
v. to succeed in going over, coping with, or accomplishing
encumber
v. to burden or weigh down
submissive
adj. willing to obey without resistance; docile
endeavor
n. a serious attempt or effort
inextricable
adj. incapable of being solved or untangled
scruple
n. a moral principle that restrains actions
antediluvian
adj. very old; outdated
innate
adj. possessed at birth; inborn
hedonist
n. someone who seeks only pleasure
rote
n. mechanical memorization, often without full understanding
byproduct
n. a side-effect; something produced in the making of something else
egregious
adj. outstanding for undesirable qualities; remarkably bad
liable
adj. legally obligated; likely (w/ reference to an unfavorable outcome)
august
adj. inspiring awe or admiration, esp. because of rank or character
discreet
adj. careful about what one says or does; prudent
improvident
adj. not preparing for the future; incautious
sanguine
adj. optimistic, cheerful
impoverished
adj. without money; deprived of natural resources
HINT: IN POVERTY
diffident
adj. lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
HINT: SHE'S NOT DIFFERENT; SHE'S JUST DIFFIDENT
tenor
n. the general character or meaning of something
excruciating
adj. severely painful
repel
v. to drive or force back; to drive off
surly
adj. sullen and rude
coax
v. to persuade or obtain by pleading or flattery
sinecure
n. a paid position that requires little or no work
venerable
adj. worthy of honor and respect by reason of dignity, age, etc
emulate
v. to copy someone; to imitate
tandem
n. a relationship between two people or things involving cooperative action
sequester
v. to move or set apart; to quarantine
quintessence
n. a pure substance or essence of something
squander
v. to spend wastefully
antiseptic
adj. free from germs; thoroughly clean
n. a substance that inhibits the growth of germs
contrite
adj. feeling sorry for what one has done
edifice
n. a building; architectural monument
antithesis
n. direct contrast; opposition
improvise
v. to do without preparation
deplete
v. to gradually use up (resources, strength, etc)
amorphous
adj. without definite shape; shapeless; unorganized
ubiquitous
adj. present everywhere
HINT: YOU CAN'T QUIT THIS. IT'S UBIQUITOUS.
recur
v. to repeat; to occur again