Accuplacer Vocabulary

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cacophonya loud harsh or strident noisecandidcharacterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasionclodhoppera thick and heavy shoe, (n.) a clumsy country person; a bumpkin; big heavy shoesconniveencourage or assent to illegally or criminallyconspiratorialrelating to or characteristic of conspiracy or conspirators, planning acting together secretly; in a plotting mannerconsternationfear resulting from the awareness of dangercontentiousinclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suitscontretempsan embarrassing mischancediscernibleperceptible by the senses or intellectdowagera widow holding property received from her deceased husbandeloquencepowerful and effective languageencumbrancean onerous or difficult concernenmitya state of deep-seated ill-willerraticliable to sudden unpredictable changefeyslightly insaneforebodinga feeling of evil to comefratricidea person who murders their brother or sisterfunerealsuited to or suggestive of a grave or burialfurlougha temporary leave of absence from military dutyfutilityuselessness as a consequence of having no practical resultgibean aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effectgulla person who is gullible and easy to take advantage ofherringbonea twilled fabric with a herringbone patternHolocaustthe mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945idiosyncraticpeculiar to the individualimpingeimpinge or infringe uponinanedevoid of intelligenceindulgentcharacterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someoneinferreason by deduction; establish by deductioninsidiousbeguiling but harmfulinsinuatingcalculated to please or gain favorinuredmade tough by habitual exposureinvadinginvolving invasion or aggressive attackinveigleinfluence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flatteringiratefeeling or showing extreme angerirresolutelylacking determination or decisivenessjouncemove up and down repeatedlyjudiciouslyin a judicious manner (judicious=wise, thoughtful)knickerstrousers ending above the kneelegginga garment covering the leg (usually extending from the knee to the ankle)liaisona channel for communication between groupsludicrousbroadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farcemultifariouslyin diverse waysopulentrich and superior in qualitypatriarchalcharacteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male linepoignancea state of deeply felt distress or sorrowpreeminentlyto a preeminent degree; with superiority or distinction above others; in a preeminent mannerprovisoa stipulated condition (stipulate=to make an express demand)pungentstrong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"putteea strip of cloth wound around the leg to form legging; used by soldiers in World War Irefuelingthe activity of supplying or taking on fuelreprimandan act or expression of criticism and censureresonantcharacterized by resonance (resonance = the prolongation of sound by reflection; reverberationrhetoricallyin a rhetorical mannersanctitythe quality of being holyseigneura man of rank in the ancient regimesobrietythe state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcoholstupefactiona feeling of stupefied astonishmenttacitimplied by or inferred from actions or statementstreacherybetrayal of a trustuniformalways the same; showing a single form or character in all occurrencesvagaryan unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)venerableimpressive by reason of agevindicatedfreed from any question of guiltvirtuososomeone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldvulnerablecapable of being attacked