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Ferg Midterm Vocab

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Acerbic
sour or astringent in taste
Exacerbate
to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill feeling, etc.); aggravate
Acrimony
sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition
Altruism
the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others
Alienate
to make indifferent or hostile
Alias
N: a false name used to conceal one's identity; an assumed name ADV: at another time; in another place; in other circumstances; otherwise
Antecedent
ADJ: preceding; prior NOUN: a preceding circumstance, event, object, style, phenomenon, etc.
Antediluvian
ADJ: very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated NOUN: a very old or old-fashioned person or thing
Antiquated
continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned
Misanthrope
a hater of humankind
Philanthropy
altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes
Anthropomorphic
ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human
Belligerent
ADJ: warlike; given to waging war NOUN: a state or nation at war
Bellicose
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile
Decapitate
to cut off the head of; behead
Capitulate
to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.
Precipitous
of the nature of or characterized by precipices
Cede
to yield or formally surrender to another
Incessant
continuing without interruption
Intercede
to act or interpose in behalf of someone in difficulty or trouble, as by pleading or petition
Cognizance
awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception
Agnostic
NOUN: a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience ADJ: of or pertaining to agnostics or agnosticism
Prognosticate
to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy
Credulous
willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible
Credence
belief as to the truth of something
Credential
NOUN: vidence of authority, status, rights, entitlement to privileges, or the like, usually in written form VERB: to grant credentials to, esp. educational and professional ones ADJ: providing the basis for confidence, belief, credit
Culpable
eserving blame or censure; blameworthy
Exculpate
to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate
Culprit
a person or other agent guilty of or responsible for an offense or fault
Demographics
the statistical data of a population, esp. those showing average age, income, education
Demagogue
NOUN: a person, esp. an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people. VERB: to treat or manipulate (a political issue) in the manner of a demagogue; obscure or distort with emotionalism, prejudice ADJ: to speak or act like a demagogue
Pandemic
ADJ: (of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area NOUN: a pandemic disease
Doleful
sorrowful; mournful; melancholy
Indolent
having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful
Condolence
expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief
Euphoria
a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania
Euthanasia
the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, esp. a painful, disease or condition
Euphemism
the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt
Infallible
ADJ: absolutely trustworthy or sure NOUN: an infallible person or thing
Fallacious
containing a fallacy; logically unsound
Falsify
to make false or incorrect, esp. so as to deceive
FID
trust, faith
Diffidence
n- the quality or state of lacking confidence
Fidelity
n- strict observance of promises
Fidelity
n- loyalty
Fidelity
n- adherence to fact/detail, accuracy
Perfidious
adj- deliberately faithless, deceitful
GEN
birth, class, kin
Congenital
adj- of or pertaining to a condition from birth, inherited
Congenital
adj- having by nature a specified character
Engender
v- to produce, cause, give rise to
Engender
v- to beget, procreate
Progeny
n- a descendant or offspring
Progeny
n- descendents or offspring collectively
Progeny
n- something that originates or results from something else, outcome
GRAD, GRESS
step
Retrograde
adj- moving backward, retreating
Retrograde
adj- inverse/ reversed order
Retrograde
adj- contrary, opposed
Retrograde
v- to move or go backward
Retrograde
v- to decline to a worse condition
Retrograde
v- to turn back
Digress
v- to wander away from the main topic/ line of argument
Digress
v- to turn aside
Transgress
v- to violate a law, offend, sin
Transgress
v- to pass over or go beyond a limit, boundary, law, command
Transgress
v- violate, infringe
GRAT
Pleasing
Gratuitous
adj- given, done, bestowed, obtained without charge or payment
Gratuitous
adj- free, voluntary
Gratuitous
adj- without reason, cause, justification
Gratuitous
adj- given without receiving any return value
Gratitude
n- quality/ feeling of being thankful and grateful
Ingratiate
v- to establish oneself in favor of others through effort
GREG
crowd, flock
Gregarious
adj- sociable, fond of the company of others
Gregarious
adj- living in flocks or heards
Gregarious
adj- growing in open clusters or colonies, not matted together
Gregarious
adj- pertaining to a flock or crowd
Egregious
adj- extrodinary in a bad way
Egregious
adj- glaring, flagerant
Egregious
adj- distinguished or eminent
Congregate
v- to assemble
Congregate
v- to bring together in a crowd, collect
Congregate
adj- assembled
Congregate
adj- formed by collecting, collective