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180 terms

Franz vocab lists 1 - 18

English 1 Franz Ravenscroft lists 1-16
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Impressionistic
based on personal response
Behold
to gaze at or look upon
Pyrrhic Victory
A very costly success
Atlas
A boook of maps
Jargon
Specialized words of a profession or trade
Archaic
ancient
Myopia
shortsightedness
Discernment
skill in perceiving or judging
Quixotic
seeking unrealistic goals
Epicure
a person with fine tast especially in food
Pigdin
a simplified form of speech from combining different languages
Argot
informal expressions of a particular group
Perceptive
sensitive and aware
Envision
to imagine to oicture in the mind
Saturnine
gloomy
Galvanize
to spur into action
Semantics
the study of the meaning and interpretation of words
Connotation
the suggested meaning of a word
Premonition
an advance warning
Foresee
to know in advance
Sisyphean
requiring endless effort
Jovial
cheerful
Standard
conforming to established use
Denotation
the specific meaning of a word
Subliminal
below the threshold of concious thought
Gape
to stare in amazement
Solecism
an inproper use of language
Nemisis
an opponent that cannot be defeated
Vernacular
everyday language
idiom
a nonliteral expression
eulogy
a spoken or written tribute
accolade
and award
indisputable
beyond doubt
apologist
a person who defends an idea
preclude
to make impossible
cessation
a halt
homage
respect or honor shown publicly
adulation
excessive praise
infer
to draw a conclusion
dissuade
to discourage someone through persuation
procrastinate
to put off doing something
commence
to begin
laudable
worthy of praise
anathema
a hated and avoided person or thing
red herring
something that draws attention away
dupe
to take advantage by fooling someone
scuttle
to run with short hurrid steps
deter
to discourage from acting
quibble
to argue over unimortant things
commend
to give approval or praise
refute
to prove to be wrong
fallacy
a false beliefe
subside
to become less active
hamper
to limit the progress of
reproach
to criticize
critique
a detailed review
substantiate
to support with evidence
imply
to suggest indirectly
thwart
to prevent from happening
obstruction
something that gets in the way
incipient
just starting to exist
broach
to bring up a subject
mar
to inflict damage or spiol the quality of
blight
something that causes harm or ruin
pungent
having a sharp smell or test
bland
not spicy
initiative
the ability to start something
convene
to meet or come together formally
obliterate
to wipe out completely
cataclysm
a voilent change
quaff
to drink heartily
culinary
related to cooking
innovation
something newely intrduced or created
debut
a first public appearance
pugnacious
eager for a fight
decomposition
the process of rottting or breaking down
ravenous
very hungry
cutlery
silverware
novice
a beginner
embark
to board a ship
pulverize
to grind into powder
eradication
tearing out bu the roots
savory
tasty
devour
to eat greedily
overture
introductery music
generate
to bring into being, to create
stagnant
still and foul
havoc
chaos
simmer
to cook slowly
morsel
a very small piece
prosaic
unimaginative, dull
idiosyncracy
an unusual habit
painstaking
demanding or requiring great care
acme
the highest point of achievement
hypocritical
saying one thing but doing the opposite
devious
meant to trick, shifty
quaint
charming and old fashioned
innocuous
harmless
precocious
showing early or advanced maturity
adept
highly skilled
masquerade
to put on a false appearance
duplicity
deliberate deception
rarity
something that is scarce
obtrusive
unpleatantly, noticeable or bold
prodigy
a person, often young with exceptional talents
aptitude
natural ability, talent
overt
open, not hidden
fictitious
imaginary or fake
singular
the only one of a kind
orthodox
following established beliefs
resourceful
practical, good at solving problems
astitute
clever, observamt, and cunning
reputable
trustworthy or honorable
guile
sly intelligence
trite
overused and uninteresting
prevalent
widely existing or practiced
virtuoso
a master artist
finesse
to handle with subtle skill
verocity
accuracy or truthfulness
gullible
easy to decieve
prattle
to talk foolishly
circumlocation
using indiret language
legitamate
lawful
appraisal
evaluation of worth
raconteur
a skilled storyteller
cogent
logical and convincing
mediocre
ordinary in quality
base
low or inferior in position or quality
sophistry
cleverlyy misleading
discourse
a formal speech or writing
meritorious
worthy of praise
candid
frank, honest
utterance
something that is said
falter
to hesitate
truism
an overused saying
criterion
a standard of judgement
verbose
too wordy
literate
educated, knowledgeable
validate
to confirm the truth of something
dexterity
cleverness
aficionado
an enthusiastic fan
incommunicado
without means of communication
bravado
boastful bravery
junta
a group of military leaders
peccadillo
a small fault
peon
an unskilled laborer
renegade
a rebel
flotilla
a small fleet of baots or ships
hacienda
a large estate or ranch
embargo
an order preventing trade
appreciable
noticeable
breadth
a wide range
copious
abundant
gargantuan
gigantic
innumerable
too many to count
inordinate
exceeding reasonable limits
negligible
insignifigant
paucity
scarcely
pittance
an inadequate wage
proliferate
to spread quickly
arbitrary
based on impulse rather than on reason
coincidental
happening at the same time, by chance
contrive
to cleverly plot
deliberation
careful thinking
fortuitous
happening by lucky accident
haphazard
chosen randomly
premeditated
planned beforehand
prophetic
foreseeing the future
spontaneity
the quality of following impulses
unwittingly
unknowingly; without awareness
assert
to state firmly
ferocity
fierceness
flout
to disobey openly
foolhardy
unwisely bold
headstrong
willful and stubborn
incisive
clear and sharp in analysis or expression
outspoken
very candid
undaunted
not discouraged
vehement
forceful
vibrant
vigorous, energetic