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Vocab (all 100)
Terms in this set (100)
noun) enthusiastic approval or welcome
(verb) to show to be false; to disprove
adjective) frank, open, honest in speech
verb) to expose as false
adjective): overflowing with excitement
noun) making a mutual exchange
noun) sluggish inactivity or indifference
(adjective) resolutely fearless
(verb) to increase in severity
(verb or adjective) to beautify or enhance
(adjective) harsh, grim or desolate
(verb) to give up voluntarily
(noun) member of a tribe that has no permanent home
(noun) a person who follows a group without questioning
(adj) ending to violence; explosive
(noun) a representative or perfect exampleof a class or type/quality
(v) to establish a requirement
(noun) condition of being successful or thriving
(noun) or (verb)
an authoritative command
Synonym: dictation, dictate
Antonym: denial, liberate
(noun) an important or difficult project
The man had many successful enterprises that helped launch his furniture business.
(adjective) incapable of producing results
The company's efforts to gain business were futile because they did not have good plans.
(verb) to present as worthy of notice or praise
I commend you for not cheating on the test even though your partner wanted you to.
(adjective) bending readily
The pliant teacher let the children turn their homework in late for full credit.
(adjective) mysterious or ambiguous in nature
No one ever lived in the cryptic house at the end of the street because a family had been murdered there.
(adjective) expert, skilled, or nimble
Synonym: nimble, skillful
The adroit man won first place in the tight rope contest.
(adjective) having practical intelligence
Synonym: clever, pragmatic
Antonym: ignorant, unintelligent
The boy was very astute, accepting top scholar in his senior class.
(verb) to defer action
Synonym: delay, defer
Antonym: accelerate, advance
Many children in the class procrastinate before their exams and end up with bad grades.
(verb) to use selfishly or for profit
Antonym: honor, respect
The man was exploited by his ex-wife; she told him she loved him and then divorced him and stole all of his money.
(adjective) having a pleasant odor
Antonym: putrid, stale
The redolent flowers that bloom in my backyard are great for gifts because of their wonderful smell.
(adjective) pleased with oneself
synonym: content, lazy
antonym: anxious, discontent
Because my brother got high test scores, he became complacent, never doing his homework.
(adjective) not possessing; lacking; to be without
The woman became devoid of happiness after her husband died.
(verb) to injure the credit or reputation of
synonym: dishonor, shame
The Senators daughter discredited him by having a reputation of being a party girl.
(verb) to clear from guilt or blame
synonym: vindictive, forgive
The man was exonerated after no proof was found of him murdering his business partner.
(verb) to sway, shake or tremble
synonym: hesitate, falter
antonym: steady, remain
The woman wavered in her belief of love after she got divorced.
(adjective) restrained in design or presentation
synonym: modest, discreet
The beauty of the house was understated because it was covered in dust and cobwebs.
(verb) to bring into existence again
synonym: revitalize, stimulate
The spirit of the man was regenerated in his granddaughter.
(verb) to attack or treat with ridicule
synonym: ridicule, tease
The small boy was mocked day by day for being weak.
(adjective) having a narrow focus on small details of a subject
synonym: finicky, dull, plodding
Vampires have pedantic eyesight and can concentrate on very little details of anything.
(adjective) pertaining to image breaking, or an attack on beliefs
Some people believe scientology to be iconoclastic, while others just think its bogus.
(adjective) having or showing intensity of spirit
synonym: keen, avid, eager
The fervent speaker really enjoyed telling people his story of how he became famous.
(noun) conduct or behavior
synonym: manner, behavior, appearance
The dog had a horrible demeanor which made no one want to adopt it.
(verb) to scatter or spread widely
synonym: distribute, publicize, broadcast
After Henri's dog died, his family disseminated their dog's ashes in his favorite place, their backyard.
(verb) to grow or develop quickly
synonym: multiply, flourish
The weeds burgeoned over the fence and had to be cut down.
(adjective) easy to approach or talk to
synonym: pleasant, friendly, jovial
The man who ran the camp was a very affable person, so he did a great job at recruiting new campers.
(verb) to attract or hold the interest of
synonym: fascinate, charm, entrance
The actors on Broadway must be able to captivate the audience with their voice and facial expressions.
(noun) something that clears one from suspicion or accusation
synonym: justification, proof, assertion
antonym: conviction, implication
The woman's lawyer found a vindication in the evidence against her to prove she didn't kill her husband.
(noun) restoration to life or health
synonym: renewal, recovery, stimulation
The doctor came up with a revival to bring Frankenstein to life.
(verb) to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
synonym: obscure, cloud, confuse
The man with the head injury obfuscated his clients by calling them by the wrong name.
(adjective) characterized by display of importance
synonym: arrogant, haughty, snobbish
The pompous celebrity thought that because he had a recognizable name that everyone else needed to tend to him.
(verb) to restrain or hinder
synonym: constrain, prevent
antonym: help, allow
The man who loves extreme adventure was inhibited by his overprotective wife.
(adjective) conforming to accepted standards
antonym: adventurist, activist
The conventional student always participated in out of school and in school activities and had the basic life of a teenager.
(adjective) using language easily or clearly
synonym: clear, fluent
You must articulate your words when participating in public speaking.
(adjective) holding interest as if by a spell
synonym: mesmerizing, fascinating
The spellbinding woman always seems to catch everybody's attention when she walks into the room.
(noun) assumption or supposition
synonym: belief, assumption
antonym: reality, truth, fact
Karl has a presumption that his Brenda is the one sending him secret love notes.
(verb) (noun) denial of indulgence or appetite
synonym: avoidance, restraint, discipline
antonym: indulgence, acceptance
The family believes in abstinence from alcohol, even for religious purposes.
(adjective) inactive, as if asleep
synonym: latent, asleep
The dormant volcano hasn't erupted for 1,000 years and never will again.
(adjective) easily deceived or cheated
synonym: naïve, trusting, innocent
antonym: smart, discerning
The gullible kid believed that his teacher was Beyoncé's brother.
(adjective) according to law, lawful
synonym: genuine, valid
antonym: invalid, illegitimate
The boy had a legitimate excuse for not doing his homework, his mother had just been diagnosed with cancer and he was staying with her in the hospital most of his time.
(verb) (noun) ability to recall or recognize things learned or experienced
synonym: holding, preservation
antonym: release, forget
The man was able to retain information from textbooks very easily; some may say he has a photographic memory.
(adj) lacking worldly experience and understanding
synonym: uninformed, unworldly
(adj) filled with activity, vigor, or spirit;
synonym: lively, active, enthusiastic
(verb) to make (pain, for example) more bearable
synonym: ease, improve
(adj) involving or likely to cause contention; controversial
synonym: combative, quarrelsome
(verb) to put an end to forcibly; subdue
synonym: overwhelm, destroy
antonym: express, submit
(adjective) deprived and made desolate
synonym: empty, devoid
antonym: fulfilled, satisfied
The girl was bereft of her toys after they were stolen by her brother
(noun) lack of similarity or equality
synonym: difference, inequality
In the 21st century many gay people feel a sense of disparity between themselves and straight people.
(adjective) traveling from place to place
The itinerant man never stays in one place for longer than a week and is always finding new cities to travel to.
(noun) a direct comparison between two dissimilar things
The man created a metaphor comparing his dog to his son because he treats his dog like a person.
(verb) to make valid or confirm
The man must validate his valet ticket with the waiter in order to get his car back from the valet.
(noun) sneering or cutting remarks
The woman's sarcasm towards her husband did not look well in front of strangers who thought they were in a horrible marriage.
(adjective) relating to basic facts or principles
synonym: basic, elementary
The man had a rudimentary learning, which led to him not being able to land his dream job as a lawyer.
(noun) a model or pattern of excellence
synonym: model, epitome
To others, the family appeared to be a paragon of perfection, but they were actually having many problems.
(adjective) uninteresting, common
The mundane woman always wore the same clothes and never did anything out of the ordinary.
(adjective) uncertainty or fluctuation, mixed feelings
The girl was very ambivalent when it came to deciding which college to go to.
(noun) the quality of being authentic or genuine
Synonym: legitimacy, validity
The dresses authenticity was ruined when we noticed the tag had been ripped out and a new one was sewn in.
(verb) to draw a line around or enclose
Synonym: limit, restrict
Antonym: free, open
The man must circumscribe and area around his dog in his house so that it cannot escape.
(adjective) showing arrogant disregard
Synonym: careless, arrogant
Antonym: polite, considerate
The actor's cavalier attitude did not make him a popular choice for the new movie.
(adjective) lacking self-confidence
Synonym: shy, timid
Everyone thought the boy was diffident, but one day he just started talking and never stopped.
(verb) to mark as different
Synonym: differentiate, separate
Only the mother of the twins is able to distinguish between the two because they are identical.
(adjective) distrusting the motives of others
Synonym: pessimistic, skeptical
The cynical man never trusted anyone to do anything for him so he always did things on his own.
(adjective) done without thinking, swayed by emotional reasoning
Synonym: unwary, rash
The woman was an impulsive shopper; she always bought a million things and never had a use for them.
(adjective) learned or scholarly
Synonym: learned, scholarly, knowledgeable
Some might say Jenna was erudite because she always got 100% on all of her tests and quizzes.
(adjective) incapable of being expressed in words
Antonym: definable, describable
The story of the Aeneid is ineffable in English words because it cannot describe the full meaning and beauty like the Latin words do.
(adjective) no longer in use
Antonym: new, up-to-date
The obsolete typewriter never gets brought out of the attack anymore because the family now has a computer.
(adjective) intended to attract notice
Synonym: flashy, showy
The ostentatious woman wore booty shorts and a crop top to dinner on purpose to gain attention.
(adjective) firmly determined
Synonym: firm, stubborn
The man had a resolute attitude toward politics and never liked when others disagreed with him.
(noun) natural character or personality
Synonym: nature, personality
The man's constant harsh face was part of his temperament.
(noun) a principle held as true by a group or movement
Synonym: principle, theory
Matt Damon believes in the tenet of scientology all though many others disagree.
(adjective) capable of adapting easily
The woman has a versatile hair type, it could be straightened, curled, or worn up.
(adjective) uneasy or fearful
Synonym: anxious, uneasy
The man was very apprehensive of everything after he was horribly injured in a weird accident.
(adjective) at home in the world; sophisticated
Synonym: diverse, sophisticated
The cosmopolitan woman is very sophisticated and knows many worldly things.
(verb) to express disapproval of
Synonym: criticize, belittle
If the woman doesn't like the seating situation she must deprecate her thoughts if she wants it changed.
(verb) to criticize or berate severely
Synonym: criticize, attack
The man's ex-wife excoriated him for cheating on her in front of the whole family.
(adjective) made according to a formula
I have a formulaic way of getting ready in the morning, I brush my teeth and wash my face and then I get dressed.
(adjective) of large scope
Synonym: inclusive, broad
The final assessment on vocab is a comprehensive test on all of the words we have learned so far.
(noun) dedication to the service or worship of a god
The man made a consecration to Juno the goddess of marriage because he was getting ready to propose to his girlfriend.
(adjective) displeased or discontented
Synonym: discontented, resentful
The disgruntled man obviously did not like what his hair dresser has done with his hair and was not afraid to voice his complaints.
(adjective) creating division or discord
Antonym: undisruptive, well-behaved
The man's divisive plan to break up his ex-wife's marriage backfired and his new wife broke up with him when she realized what he was doing.
(adjective) likely to develop positively
Synonym: talented, capable
The child was a very promising student; she was easily able to juggle arts with academics and is hopefully going to go very far.
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