15 terms

Unit 1 Vocabulary Definitions Level G (Grimm Exam)

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acquisitive
(adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
arrogate
(v.) to claim or take without right
banal
(adj.) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
belabor
(v.) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
coherent
(adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
congeal
(v.) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
emulate
(v.) to initate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
encomium
(n.) a normal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
germane
(adj.) relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
insatiable
(adj.) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
intransigent
(adj.) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
largesse
(n.) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
reconnaissance
(n.) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
substantiate
(v.) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
temporize
(v.) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise