33 terms

03/15/2018 Vocabulary

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panel
a group of people with skills or specialist knowledge who have been chosen to give advice or opinions on a particular subject
precipitate
to make something happen suddenly or sooner than expected
unfold
(of a situation or story) to develop or become clear
day of reckoning
the time when one is called to account for one's actions, to pay the debts, or to fulfill promises or obligations
tabulate
to arrange figures or information together in a set or a list, so that they can be easily compared
appliance
a piece of equipment, especially electrical equipment, such as a cooker or washing machine, used in people's homes
sober
serious, and thinking or making you think carefully about things
incremental
happening gradually over time
totality
the total sum (of the parts)
glutton
a person who is always eager for more of something
premier
most important
exemplify
to give an example of something
ego
the opinion that an individual has about himself or herself
intent on
determined to do something or achieve something
permeate
to spread through something and be present in every part of it
deem
to consider or judge something in a particular way
trappings
things such as money, influence, possessions etc that are related to a particular type of person, job, or way of life
exhaust
to use all of something
disproportionate
too large or small in comparison to something else
hoodwink
to trick someone in a clever way so that you can get an advantage for yourself
destitution
the condition of having no money, no food, no home etc
dispossessed
without property; having had land or property taken away
downward spiral
moving to a lower level
impoverishment
the state of being poor in quality or becoming worse in quality
salvage
to save something from an accident or bad situation in which other things have already been damaged, destroyed, or lost
subsistence
the condition of only just having enough money or food to stay alive
forestall
to prevent, hinder, or thwart by action in advance
momentum
the tendency of something to keep increasing, developing, or being more successful
conundrum
a confusing and difficult problem
temper
to make something less sever or extreme
buck the trend
to oppose something in a direct way
avenue
a possible way of achieving something
Grassroots
of or involving the ordinary people in an organization, rather than the leaders