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20 terms

vocab 4

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affiliated
(e fil' e at ed)
adjective
associated, connected.
attached related joined
dissociated unnconnected
ascertain
(as er tan')
verb.
to find out
syn: discover, determine, establish
attainment
(e tan' ment)
noun.
an accomplishment, the act of achieving
achievement, fulfillment
failure, defeat, frustration
bequeath
(bi kweth')
verb.
to pass as an inheritance.
syn: transmit, bestow, hand down
cogent
(ko' jint)
adjective.
forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
persuasive, compelling
weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevant
converge
(ken verj')
verb.
to move toward one point, approach nearer together
meet, unite, intersect, merge
diverge, separate
disperse
(di spers')
verb.
to scatter, spread far and wide
break up, dispel
collect, congregate, assemble, muster
esteem
(es tem')
verb OR noun
v: to regard highly
respect, admire, honor, revere
n:a highly favorable opinion or judge
ant: contempt
expunge
(ik spenj')
verb.
to erase, obliterate, destroy
delete, efface, annihilate
insert, mark, imprint impress
finite
(fi' nit)
adjective.
having limits; lasting for a long time
bounded measurable
unlimited immeasurable everlasting, eternal
invulnerable
(in vel' ner e bel)
adjective.
not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
exposed unprotected defenseless
malevolent
(ma lev' e lent)
adjective
spiteful, showing ill will
malicious, wicked, sinister
kind benevolent compassionate
nonchalant
(nan she lant')
adjective
cool and confident, unconcerned
composed, unruffled, indifferent, blase
perturbed agitated disconcerted abashed
omniscient
(am nish' ent)
adjective.
knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
wise, all-knowing
ignorant, unknowing
panacea
(pan a se' a)
noun.
a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
universal cure, easy solution
scrupulous
(skru' pye les)
adjective.
exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
skulk
(skelk)
verb.
to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
lurk, slink, prowl
supercilious
(su per sil' e as)
adjective
proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
humble meek deferential servile
uncanny
(en kan' e)
adjective.
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
eerie, inexplicable, spooky
venial
(ve' ne al)
adjective.
easily excused; pardonable
excusable, forgivable
inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable