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Mr Hill's Spring Semester Overall Vocabulary Test

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Admonition
Gentle scolding
Premonition
A vision; a warning of something before it happens
Counsel
To advise; make a suggestion to; advice
Conciliatory
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 warning
Dissuade
To convince one not to do something
Persuasion
Habit or type
Inquisitive
Curious; asking many questions
Acquisitive
Seeking to get things; greedy
Requisition
Act of ordering or demanding something; to make a request or demand
Espouse
To support; pledge support to
Correspond
To be similar to; compare
Despondent
Lacking all hope
Interrogate
To formally question
Derogatory
Insulting; degrading
Arrogant
Excessively proud; haughty
Abrogate
To cancel; to repeal
Precarious
Threatened or unsafe
Imprecation
A curse
Deprecate
To show dispproval of
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
Sentiment
A feeling about something
Presentment
A feeling about something before it happens
Tangible
Able to be grasped or perceived
Tactile
Pertaining to touch
Intact
Unbroken; whole
impute
v. To assign blame or responsibility for
dispute
1) v. To disagree with 2) n. A disagreement or argument
disreputable
adj. Not respectable; having a bad reputation
connotation
n. An image or idea associated with a word
denotation
n. The dictionary definition of a word
annotate
v. To explain of discuss through a note
irrational
adj. Not based on reason or logic
rationale
n. A reason for doing something; explanation
rationalize
v. Justify; give reason for
conscientious
adj. Diligent and careful
unconscionable
adj. Not obeying moral laws; unscrupulous
prescient
adj. Showing knowlege of events before they happen
excruciating
adj. Extremely painful; agonizing
crux
n. The most important or decisive point
crucial
adj. Extremely necessary; essential
indolent
adj. Lazy; averse to work
doleful
adj. Sad; mournful
dolorous
adj. Mournful; gloomy
acerbic
adj. Harsh and biting in tone
acrid
adj. Stinging or biting in odor or taste; harsh; irritating
acrimonious
adj. Exhibiting harsh sharpness in speech or mood
exacerbate
v. To make worse or more severe
fervent
adj. Passionately excited or enthusiastic
fervor
n. Emotional excitement; heated enthusiasm
effervescent
adj. Highly spirited; animated
dictate
v. 1) To speak aloud in order that one's words may be copied or recorded 2) v. To give an order; to make necessary
malediction
n. A recital of words intended to harm; a curse
benediction
n. A blessing
locution
n. Style or action of speaking
eloquent
adj. Powerful and expressive
colloquial
adj. Of or related to informal speech
evocative
adj. Calling forth a vivid image or impression
equivocate
v. To use misleading or confusing language
advocate
1) v. To argue in favor of 2) n. Someone who argues for
exclamatory
adj. Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone
declaim
v. To speak loudly and with feeling
clamorous
adj. Characterized by a loud noise or outcry
virile
adj. Masculine; manly
virtue
n. Right action; moral goodness
virtuoso
n. Someone extraordinarily skilled in a particular art
demagogue
n. A leader who appeals to people's emotions to gain power
demographic
adj. Having certain characteristics in common, such as age, race, or gender
pandemic
adj. Having an effect on a large area or region
cosmopolitan
adj. Wordly or sophisticated
politicize
v. To give political character to something
apolitical
adj. Having no interest in politics; not political
civility
n. Politeness; courteousness
civic
adj. Having to do with the business of a town or community
civilize
v. To make more cultured or refined
aberrant
adj. Deviating from a pattern or rule
erroneous
adj. Wrong or inaccurate
errant
adj. Wandering or straying
degrade
v. To lower in dignity or esteem; insult
congress
n. A coming together
egress
n. Act of going out; exit
convene
v. To call together, to assemble
covenant
n. A mutual or legal agreement
circumvent
v. To avoid by going around; bypass
cursory
adj. Hasty and superficial
precursor
n. That which comes before; forerunner
recourse
n. Help for a problem; solution
incursion
n. An attack on another's territory; a raid
diffident
adj. Shy; not assertive
fidelity
n. Faithfulness; loyalty
confide
v. To trust (another) with information or a secret
fallacy
n. A misleading or mistaken idea
fallacious
adj. Misleading or deceptive
fallible
adj. Capable of being mistaken; imperfect
credible
adj. Able to be trusted in or believed
credence
n. Trust or believe
credulity
n. Tendency to believe things too quickly or easily
incredulous
adj. Unable to believe something;amazed
dubious
adj. Uncertain; doubtful
indubitable
adj. Certain beyond doubt or question
redoubtable
adj. Worthy of fear or respect; might
ultimate
surpassing all others; definitive
penultimate
just before the final; next to last
ultimatum
a demand or 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 or originality
primal
original; dating from the beginning of existence
primeval
extremely ancient; of earliest time
primacy
condition of being first in time or importance