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Q 9-12 Weeks 9-12 Vocabulary Test

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impresario
(n) one who presents cultural series, organizer
SYN. organizer, even planner
extortion
(n) getting money by threats
SYN. blackmail, shakedown, taken by force
adverse
(adj) unfavourable, harmful
SYN. disadvantageous, inauspicious, unpropitious
asset
(n) a valuable thing to have, concrete or abstract worthy item
SYN. forte, resource, investment
bigot
(n) a narrow-minded, prejudiced person
SYN. chauvinist, partisan, sectarian, racist
blatant
(adj) disagreeably loud, very showy
SYN. flagrant, glaring, obvious
entourage
(n) group of attendants, security group or friends
virulent
(adj) full of hate, harmful, toxic
SYN. poisonous, noxious, pernicious

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venom
(adj) poison, spite, malice
SYN. toxin, deadly, poisonous
spew
(v) throw up, vomit, eject
SYN. emit, discharge
loath
(adj) unwilling, reluctant
SYN. disinclined, ill-disposed, repudiated
solicit
(v) to beg, seek earnestly
SYN. request, seek, persistant
astute
(adj) keen, shrewd, smart
SYN. acute, sagacious, cunning
advocate
(v) to be in favor of, to support
SYN. recommend, advise
ineffectual
(adj) not effective, useless
SYN. futile, impotent
scrutinize
(v) examine closely, investigate
SYN. analyze, peruse, investigate
nefarious
(adj) villainous, vicious
SYN. heinous, outrageous
amicable
(adj) friendly, peaceful
SYN. amiable, cordial
vexatious
(adj) annoying
SYN. distressing, bothersome
malady
(n) disease
SYN. disorder
Inclement
(adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
Peruse
(v) To read carefully
Premonition
(n.) forewarning or foreboding of a future event
Desist
(v) to stop doing something, to terminate
Recoil
(v.) to spring back, shrink; (n.) the act of springing back
Pertinent
(adj.) related to the matter at hand, to the point
Mastiff
(n) large dog
Obsess
(v) a dominating concern, to be fixated, preoccupied
Doleful
(adj) sad, miserable, down on the dumps
Wan
(v) sick, pale, appearing sad, pallid
Histrionics
(n) display of emotions, hysteria, hysterical
Elusive
(adv) Hard to grasp
Frustrate
(v) thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
Symptomatic
having to do with signs or symptoms, indicative of an event, illness, ailment
Interject
(v.) to insert between other things, to interrupt
Inert
(adj) UNABLE TO MOVE; SLUGGISH
Salient
(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous;
(n.) a projection or bulge, a landform that projects upward or outward
Imminent
(adv) About to happen
Squeamish
(adj.) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
Engrossed
(adj) absorbed, fully immersed
inundate
(v.) to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size
fruitless
adj. without results; unprofitable, useless, unsuccessful
poignant
(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell, deeply moving
garbled
(v.) to confuse or distort to the point of that the result is misleading or incomprehensible, unintentionally distorted, mixed up
sanguine
(adj) cheerfully optimistic, hopeful; reddish, ruddy, confident
phlegmatic
(adj.) slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional, unexcitable; hard to rouse to action;
corroborate
(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
comprehensive
(adj.) including everything, that can be understood; intelligible; thorough; covering or including everything
zealous
(adj.) fervent, filled with eagerness in pursuit of something, enthusiastic; full of zeal
coerce
(v.) to make somebody do something by force or threat, persuade or restrain by force; to force
elapse
v. To quietly terminate; time to pass or slip by (used with time)
meticulous
(adj.) extremely careful; particular about details, giving great or excessive attention to details;
domicile
(n.) - a residence, a home
lax
(adj.) not strict, careless; lacking discipline; not tense, relaxed, negligent
sporadic
(adj) occasional; occurring only here and there or occasionally; scattered or isolated
rash
(adj.) hasty, incautious, reckless; too hasty; impetuous
conjecture
(n.) the expression of or formulation of a theory without sufficient evidence or proof; a guess; the formation of an opinion on incomplete information
(v.) to guess or to formulate a theory without sufficient evidence
obviate
(v) prevent, eliminate, or make unnecessary,get around or do away with (a need, inconvenience); eliminate
lurid
adj. causing shock or horror; tastelessly vivid; sensational; terrifying or terrible; vivid or glaring in color
quip
(n) a remark or reply that is witty or sarcastic, clever saying; epigram;a joke; to joke
windfall
unexpected financial gain, good fortune or personal gain
diatribe
forceful verbal attack; bitter criticism
(n) bitter, abusive attack or criticism; rant
inhibition
a restraint on the direct expression of an instinct; an emotional resistance to a thought
(n) any inner impediment to free activity; expression; restraint
fortuitous
due to or characterized by chance; accidental
(adj.) accidental, occurring by a happy chance
incoherent
unable to speak intelligibly (of a person); lacking logic or consistency (of speech); disjointed
adj. unintelligible; muddled; illogical
ilk
family, class, sort or kind
n. kind; sort; class
prestigious
having or showing prestige; inspiring respect and admiration; illustrious; well-known
adj. honored; esteemed
placard
printed or handwritten poster especially for advertising
(n) a poster or sign for public display
integral
of a whole or necessary to the completeness of a whole; essential
(adj.) necessary for completeness
remuneration
reward, pay
n. payment; recompense
nominal
(adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
expunge
erase, remove
(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
flamboyant
ostentatious; showy; colorful; floridly decorated
(adj.) strikingly bold or showy, flashy; (adj.) ornate
anathema
something greatly detested; a cursed thing or person
(n.) an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
schism
split; a division of a group into opposing sections or parties
(n.) a formal split within a religious organization; any division or separation of a group or organization into hostile factions
utopia
place of perfection
(n.) an imaginary and remote place of perfection
timorous
fearful; timid, easily alarmed
(adj) fearful, timid
truncated
(v.) cut short; cut the top or the end from
made briefer or shorter, usually by removing a part
jaunty
sprightly; gay; cheerful and self-confident; dashing
(adj.) lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
fractious
irritable; peevish; showy
(adj.) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
ostentatious
characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice; quarrelsome
(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy

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