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40 terms

vocab lab

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acute
with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time CLEVER, PENETRATING
bluster
to talk or act in a noisy and threatening way; to blow in stormy gusts; speech that is loud and threatening SPOUT, RANT, BRAG, SWAGGER
bungle
to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness
commentarty
a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion EXPLANATION, REMARKS, NARRATION, DESCRIPTION, ACCOUNT, REVIEW, ANALYSIS
duration
the length of time that something continues or lasts
eerie
causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious FRIGHTENING, SPOOKY, CREEPY
facet
one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem ANGLE, CHARACTERISTIC, FACTOR, ELEMENT, CUT
fidelity
the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness LOYALTY, FAITHFULNESS
fray
a brawl, a noisy quarrel; to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain, irritate SCUFFLE, UNRAVEL
headstrong
willful, stubborn OBSTINATE, MULISH, UNRULY
inhabitant
one living permanently in a given place RESIDENT, NATIVE, OCCUPANT, TENANT
numb
having lost the power of feeling or movement; to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling UNFEELING, INSENSIBLE, DAZED; DEADEN
pacify
to make peaceful or calm; to soothe MOLLIFY, PLACATE
ravenous
greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction STARVED, FAMISHED, VORACIOUS, WOLFISH
refute
to prove incorrect DISPROVE, REBUT
remorse
deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds; pangs of conscience GUILT
setback
something that interferes with progress; a disappointment unexpected loss or defeat; a steplike recession in a wall FAILURE, REVERSAL
smug
overly self-satisfied, self-righteous CONCEITED, COMPLACENT
synopsis
a brief statement giving a general view of some subject, book, etc; a summary OUTLINE, DIGEST, ABSTRACT
tarry
to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while DAWDLE, DALLY
agenda
the program for a meeting; a list, outline, or plan of things to be considered or done SCHEDULE, DOCKET
amiable
friendly, good-natured PLEASANT, AGREEABLE
befuddle
to confuse, make stupid BEWILDER, BOGGLE, STUPEFY
blight
a disease that causes plants to wither and die; a condition of disease or ruin; to destroy, ruin EYESORE; SPOIL, NIP
boisterous
rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spirited LOUD, UNRULY, DISORDERLY
clarity
clearness, accuracy LUCIDITY, PRECISION
compliant
willing to do what someone else wants; obedient MEEK, DOCILE, SUBMISSIVE
conserve
to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save GUARD, CARE FOR
debut
a first public appearance; a formal entrance into society, to make a first appearance COMING-OUT
gory
marked by bloodshed, slaughter, or violence BLOODY, GRUESOME
gross
overweight; coarse, vulgar; very noticeable; total; an overall total; twelve dozen; to earn FAT, SHEER, UTTER, FLAGRANT
induce
to cause, bring about; to persuade PREVAIL UPON, INFLUENCE
leeway
extra space for moving along a certain route; allowance for mistakes or inaccuracies; margin of error LATITUDE, ELBOW ROOM
limber
flexible; to cause to become flexible SUPPLE, PLIABLE; STRETCH
maze
a network of paths through which it is hard to find one's way; something very mixed-up and confusing LABYRINTH, PUZZLE, TANGLE
oracle
someone or something that can predict the future PROPHET, SEER, SIBYL
partisan
a strong supporter of a person, party, or cause; one whose support is unreasoning; a resistance fighter, guerrilla; strongly supporting one side only FAN, BOOSTER; PARTIAL, BIASED
reimburse
to pay back; to give payment for REPAY, REFUND, COMPENSATE
vacate
to go away from, leave empty; to make empty; to void, annul DEPART, GIVE UP, ABANDON
vagabond
an idle wanderer; a tramp; wandering; irresponsible VAGRANT, HOBO; UNSETTLE, FOOTLOOSE