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Achieve Vocabulary List 8

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Aggrieve
1. to oppress
2. to cause pain
Annex
1. an addition to a building
2. to take control over
Appreciate
1. to be thankful for
2. to increase in value
Arable
able to be farmed
Beleaguer
to attack or surround with problems
Benediction
a blessing; a prayer asking for help and protection
Bizarre
extremely unconventional or farfetched
Catharsis
cleansing of the soul; relief
Chimerical
1. imaginary
2. overly idealistic
Chronic
continuing for a long time; continuous
Compensate
1. to pay for services
2. to make up for the difference
Ensemble
a coordinated outfit or costume; a performing group
Epigram
a brief and usually witty saying
Exuberant
very energetic; high spirited
Facile
done with ease or a lot of skill
Fastidious
meticulous; picky
Fraught
teeming with; laden; full; involving
Futile
useless; hopeless
Glower
to stare fixedly and angrily; frown
Halcyon
1. calm; peaceful
2. prosperity; wealth
Hindrance
an obstruction, an annoying interference or delay
Impetuous
without much thought; sudden and impulsive; rash
Innovate
to be creative, to introduce something new
Intransigent
uncompromising; stubborn
Iota
a tiny amount. the least bit
Malady
illness; sickness; disease
Mode
1. a way or method of doing something
2. style; fashion
Mollify
appease, calm, placate, to pacify
Oblique
at an angle; indirect or evasive
Oscillate
to waver; to move up and down or side to side
Pall
cloth covering
Paramount
most important, influential, significant, superior
PIllage
to rob of goods by violent seizure, plunder
Piquant
pungent or sharp in taste or flavor, tart
Principal
1. main; major
2. head of school
3. initial money invested
Purge
to free from guilt, to clean out
Quaff
to drink heartily
Quintessential
being the most perfect or typical example of something
Quip
a witty remark or reply
Reprisal
revenge; retaliation; vendetta; vengeance
Repudiate
1. to condemn
2. to reject
Retrospect
hindsight; looking backward
Revere
to regard with great devotion or respect, to honor
Rudimentary
related to fundamental principles or skills
Squeamish
easily shocked, offended, upset, or nauseated
Sundry
various; several; miscellaneous
Unwieldy
difficult to handle or manage
Upright
honest; moral; virtuous; standing erect
Vent
1. a means of escape or release; an outlet; a small hole
2. to speak angrily to relieve stress
Wan
with an unnatural or sickly pallor; lacking color