HSPT vocabulary set0

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ubiquitousbeing everywhere, omnipresentingratiategain favor with somebody by deliberate effortsauraa distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thingdissenta difference of opiniondeducereason by deductiondenigrateto attack the reputation of; to criticise in a derogatory mannerrepressto keep your emotions hidden from others, even from yourselfpanderto cater to the tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknessessiphonconvey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a ___garneracquire or deserve by one's efforts or actionsstymiehinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment ofwhiman odd or fanciful or capricious ideaostentatiousdescribing a showy or pretentious displayquirka peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turncandorsincerity/ frankness, the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speechabsconddepart secretly and hidecurtailterminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extentclamorcompel someone to do something by insistent outcry, loud and persistent outcry from many peoplecircumventto go around, encircleexploituse or manipulate to one's advantagesquanderwaste, spend extravagantlyaloofremote in manner, not involvedelatedexultantly proud and joyfuldivert1. entertain; 2. distract; 3. cause a detourbrazen(adj.) excessively bold, brashimpudentimproperly forward or bold, offensivly boldsmotherenvelop completely, deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustionostracizeavoid speaking to or dealing with, expel from a community or groupexorbitantGoing beyond usual and proper limits.alfrescoin the open air; outsideassailattack someone physically or emotionallyconsolegive moral or emotional strength to, to comfort.confideTo reveal in trust or confidence.retortto reply quickly, angrily or with wit.plausiblewithin the realm of credibilityderogatoryexpressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. detract; disparagecapriciousdetermined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reasonpareTo cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.albeit(conj) in spite of the facts, regardless of the fact; althoughdissidentdisagreeing (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.extraditionthe surrender of a fugitive from one state to anotherfascista member of a political party who supports extreme nationalism and a dictatorabjectshowing humiliation or submissivenessdeviatecause to turn away from a previous or expected coursecultan interest followed with exaggerated zeal, a system of religious beliefs and ritualsinnocuousunlikely to harm or disturb anyoneavuncularlike an uncle in kindness or indulgenceundulyimproperly, unjustly; beyond a due degree, excessivelybulliongold or silver in bars or ingots, a mass of precious metalstaccatoSeries of short, quick soundslucrativeproducing wealth; profitableambientadj. completely surrounding, encompassingscythen. A long curved blade for mowing, reaping, etc.lorrya motor truck, esp. a large oneindeliblypermanently; in a way that cannot be erased or removedresilientelastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)transponderelectrical device designed to receive a specific signal and automatically transmit a specific replyconjureTo call forth by magic; To bring to mind; To recall or evokedebasedegrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N.epitomizeto be a typical example of; to represent; to typify, exemplifycroniesold friends; close compainionsharemliving quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim householdconsortA companion or associate., associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)dowrymoney or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriagescrupulousconscientious; extremely thorough, adj. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.reputethe state of being held in high esteem and honoravertprevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought)requisiteneeded, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensableberateto scold severely or angrily.pallorunnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)sycophanticA person who flatters influential people to further themselfambiguityan expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its contextmaritalof or relating to the state of marriagepolygamyn. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.posterityAll of the lineal descendants of a person; all future generationsimposecompel to behave in a certain waysublimecausing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; uttermootNot subject to a court ruling because the controversy has not actually arisen, or has ended., open to argument or debateforebodemake a prediction abouteccentricCondition of being out of the ordinary, strange and unconventional behaviorpompouspuffed up with vanity, Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.masqueradepretend to be someone or something that you are notsquelchto strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash., Supresslithegracefully slender, flexible; supplepanoramicas from an altitude or distanceextortTo obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.galvanizeto stimulate, to startle into sudden activitytepidmoderately warm, lukewarmhonemake perfect or completeapexthe highest point (of something)enamoredmarked by foolish or unreasoning fondness, INFATUATEDbaublesshowy trinketstonicanything invigorating physically, mentally, or morally, OR a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoringderelicta ship abandoned on the high seas, adj. Neglectful of obligation.imminentDangerous and close at hand.snuba refusal to recognize someone you knowlitigiousinclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suitsvirilitythe trait of being manly, masculine mental or physical strengthdotagefeebleness of mind due to old age.steadthe place occupied by a substitutecommenceTake the first step or steps in carrying out an action., to begin or startvoucherinstrument authorizing a cash payment.purgerid of impurities, an act of removing by cleansingfiscalinvolving financial matterspretensea false show of something, the act of giving a false appearancefurtiveStealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief.barona very wealthy or powerful businessmandeposedethrone; remove from office; testifystipendA definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.pathologicalpertaining to disease; N. study of diseasenihilistsomeone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief, An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.coupbrilliant victory or accomplishment OR the violent overthrow of a government by a small internal grouparchipelagon. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.consternationfear resulting from the awareness of dangerbayoua marshy inlet of a lake, river, etc., usually stagnantdivestdeprive of status or authority, reduce or dispose ofacquisitionan ability that has been acquired by traininganarchisma political theory favoring the abolition of governmentsinfatuatemarked by foolish or unreasoning fondnessrefurbishto clean, renew, refresh, or repairimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end