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46 terms

TEAS, Vocabulary Part I

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ABASH
TO MAKE ASHAMED; TO EMBARRASS
ABATE
TO SUBSIDE; TO REDUCE
ABDICATE
TO STEP DOWN FROM A POSITION OF POWER OR RESPONSIBILITY
FABRICATION
A LIE; SOMETHING MADE UP
FACETIOUS
HUMOROUS; NOT SERIOUS ; CLUMSILY HUMOROUS
FACILE
FLUENT; SKILLFUL IN A SUPERFICIAL WAY;EASY
FACTION
A GROUP USUALLY A PART OF A LARGER GROUP UNITED AROUND SOME CAUSE; DISAGREEMENT WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION
FARCICAL
ABSURD; LUDICROUS
FASTIDIOUS
METICULOUS; DEMANDING; FINICKY
FATALIST
SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES THAT FUTURE EVENTS ARE ALREADY DETERMINED AND THAT HUMANS ARE POWERLESS TO CHANGE THEM
FATUOUS
FOOLISH; SILLY ; IDIOTIC
FAUNA
ANIMALS
FECUND
FERTILE; PRODUCTIVE
FELICITY
HAPPINESS; SKILLFULNESS; ESPECIALLY AT EXPRESSING THINGS; ADEPTNESS
FERVOR
GREAT WARMTH OR EARNESTNESS; ARDOR; ZEAL
FETTER
TO RESTRAIN; TO HAMPER
FIDELITY
FAITHFULNESS; LOYALTY
FIGURATIVE
BASED ON FIGURES OF SPEECH; METAPHORICAL
FINESSE
SKILLFUL MANEUVERING; SUBTLETY; CRAFTINESS
FLAGRANT
GLARINGLY BAD; NOTORIOUS; SCANDALOUS
FLAUNT
TO SHOW OFF; TO DISPLAY OSTENTATIOUSLY
FLOUT
TO DISREGARD SOMETHING OUT OF DISRESPECT
FOIBLE
A MINOR CHARACTER FLAW
FOMENT
TO STIR UP; TO INSTIGATE
FORBEAR
TO REFRAIN FROM; TO ABSTAIN
FOREGO
TO DO WITHOUT; TO FORBEAR
FORSAKE
TO ABANDON; TO RENOUNCE; TO RELINQUISH
FORTUITOUS
ACCIDENTAL; OCCURING BY CHANCE
FOUNDER
TO FAIL; TO COLLAPSE; TO SINK
FRATERNAL
LIKE BROTHERS
FRENETIC
FRANTIC; FRENZIED
FRUGAL
ECONOMICAL; PENNY-PINCHING
FURTIVE
SECRETIVE; SLY
FUTILE
USELESS; HOPELESS
GARRULOUS
TALKATIVE; CHATTY
GAUCHE
UNSKILLFUL; AWKWARD; MALADROIT
GENRE
A TYPE OF CATEGORY; ESPECIALLY OF ART AND WRITING F
GENTEEL
REFINED; POLITE; ARISTOCRATIC
GESTICULATE
TO MAKE GESTURES; ESPECIALLY WHEN SPEAKING OR IN PLACE OF SPEAKING
GLUT
SURPLUS; AN OVERABUNDANCE
GRANDILOQUENT
POMPOUS; USING A LOT OF BIG FANCY WORDS IN AN ATTEMPT TO SOUND IMPRESSIVE
GRANDIOSE
ABSURDLY EXAGGERATED
GRATUITOUS
GIVEN FREELY; UNJUSTIFIED; UNPROVOKED; UNCALLED FOR (SAID OF SOMETHING BAD)
GRAVITY
SERIOUSNESS
GREGARIOUS
SOCIABLE; ENJOYING THE COMPANY OF OTHERS
GUILE
CUNNING; DUPLICITY; ARTFULNESS