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125 terms

GACS English Vocab 2

11- 20
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Diffident
Shy; not assertive
Fidelity
Faithfulness; loyalty
Confide
To trust (another) with information or a secret
Fallacy
A misleading or mistaken idea
Fallacious
Misleading or deceptive
Credible
Able to be trusted in or believed
Credence
Trust or belief
Credulity
Tendency to believe things too quicklyor easily
Incredulous
Unable to believe something; amazed
Dubious
Uncertain; doubtful
Indubitable
Certain beyond doubt or question
Redoubtable
Worthy of fear or respect; mighty
ultimate
Surpassing all others; definitive
Penultimate
Just before the final; next to last
Ultimatum
A demand threat that is final
Infinite
without beginning or end
Definitive
Defining for all others; standard
Infinitesimal
Extremely small; incalculably or immeasurably small
Novel
New and different
Novice
An inexperienced person; amateur
Innovative
Showing creativity and orginality
primal
Original; dating from the beginning of existance
Primeval
Exteremly ancient; of earliest time
Primacy
Condition of being first in time or importance
Aberrant
Deviating from a pattern or rule
Erroneous
wrong or inaccurate
Errant
Wandering or straying
Degrade
to lower in dignity or esteem; insult
Congress
a coming together
Egress
Act of going out; exit
Convene
To call together, to assemble
covenant
A mutual or legal agreement
Circumvent
to avoid by going around; bypass
Cursory
Hasty and superficial
Precursor
That which comes before; forerunner
Recourse
Help for problem; solution
incursion
An attack on another territory; a raid
Virile
Masculine; manly
Virtue
Right action; moral goodness
Virtuoso
Someone extraordinarily skilled in a particular art
Demagogue
A leader who appeals to people's emotion's to gain power
Demographic
Having certain characteristics in common, such as age, race, or gender
Pandemic
Having an effect on a large area or region
Cosmopolitan
Worldly or sophisticated
Politicize
To give a political character to something
Apolitical
Having no interest in politics; not political
Civility
Politeness; courteousness
Civic
Having to do with the business of a town or community
Civilize
To make more cultured or refined
Dictate
to speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded
Dictate
To give an order; to make necessary
Malediction
A recital of words intended to harm; a curse
Benediction
A blessing
Locution
Style of action of speaking
Eloquent
Powerful and expressive
Colloquial
of or related to informal speech; conversational
Evocative
Calling forth a vivid image or impression
Equivocate
To use misleading or confusing language
Advocate
To argue in favor of
Advocate
Someone who argues for
Exclamatory
Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone
Declaim
To speak loudly and with feeling
Clamorous
Characterized by a loud noise or outcry
Excruciating
Extremely painful; agonizing
Crux
The most important or decisive point
Crucial
Extremely necessary; essential
Indolent
Lazy; averse to work
Doleful
Sad; mournful
Dolorous
Mournful; gloomy
Acerbic
Harsh and biting in tone
Acrid
Stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating
Acrimonious
Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood
Exacerbate
To make worse or more severe
Fervent
Passionately excited or enthusiastic
Fervor
Emotional excitement heated enthusiasm
Effervescent
Highly spirited; animated
Impute
To assign blame or responsibility for
Dispute
To disagree with
Dispute
A disagreement or argument
Disreputable
Not respectable
Connotation
An image or idea associated with a word
Denotation
The dictionary definition of a word
Annotate
To explain or discuss through a note
Irrational
Not based on reason or logic
Rationale
A reason for doing something; explanation
Rationalize
Justify; give reason for
Conscientious
Diligent and careful
Unconscionable
Not obeying moral law; unscrupulous
Prescient
Showing knowledge of events before they happen
Aesthetic
Having to do with beauty or order
Anesthetic
A substance which causes loss of feeling
Apathetic
Not interested; having no strong emotion towards
Empathy
Sharing of another's emotions
Pathos
Power of evoking great sadness or sympathy
Antipathy
Hostility or hatred
Sentient
Conscious; aware
Sentinel
One who watches or guards
Presentiment
A feeling about something before it happens
Tangible
About to be grasped or perceived
Tactile
Pertaining to touch
Intact
Unbroken; whole
Inquisitive
Curious; asking many questions
Acquisitive
Seeking to get things; greedy
Requisition
(1) Act of ordering or demanding something
Requisition
(2) to make a request or demand
Espouse
To support; pledge support to
Correspond
To be similar to; compare to
Despondent
Lacking all hope
Interrogate
To formally question
Derogatory
Insulting; degrading
Arrogant
Excessively proud; haughty
Abrogate
To cancel; to repel
Precarious
Threatened or unsafe
Imprecation
A curse
Deprecate
To show disapproval of
Adminition
Gentle scolding
Premonition
A vision; a warning of something before it happens
Counsel
1) to advise; make a suggestion to
Counsel
2) advice
Concilatory
Intended to lessen another's anger
Reconcile
To bring back into agreement
Precaution
An action taken against danger ahead of time
Cautious
Careful not to get into danger
Cautionary
Intended to serve as a warnig
Persuasion
Habit or type