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Vocab review for Exam

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Vigilance
Alert attention; watchfulness
Vague
Unclear; hazy
Wince
To shrink or flinch involuntarily, escpecially in pain
Luminous
Bright; Brilliant
Calibrated
Marked with measurements
Hindrance
Something that interferes with an activity; obstacle
Symmetry
A similarity between the two sides of something; balance
Consternation
a confused amazement or fear
Cower
To draw back in fear, cringe
Synchronizing
Matching the timing of...; Syncronize
Omen
A thing or event supposed to fortell good or evil; a sign
Unavailing
Useless; ineffective
Withered
Shriveled or shrunken, as if from lack of food or water
Voluble
In or with a long flow of words; talkative
Indomitable
Not easily discouraged, defeated, or subdued
Degrading
Tending to lower ones dignity; insulting
Radiant
Bright; glowing
Expose
An account that reveals something negative to the public.
Coherently
In a manner that shows clear thinking and makes sense
Militant
Showing a fighting spirit
Devoid
completely lacking; empty
Oppression
Unjust or cruel exercise of of power or authority
Perpetuation
A long-lasting continuation
Coercion
To use the power of threats to force someone to do something
Exaltation
The act of glorifying, praising, or honoring
Efficacy
The power to produce a desired effect; effectiveness
Anecdote
A short account of an interesting or humorous incident
Distasteful
Unpleasant; disagreeable
Indifferently
In a way of showing no particular interest or concern
Annul
To do away with or make invalid; cancel
Analyze
To study carefully by seperating into parts
Raucous
Loud and disorderly; boisterous
Impenetrable
Impossible to understand; incapable of being pierced
Construe
To interpret
Myopia
Nearsightedness
Proximity
Closeness
Versatility
An ability to do many things well
Astutely
With keen perceptiveness; wisely
Impudent
Bold and shameless
Prevalent
Widespread; common
Genially
In a friendly manner
Expenditure
An act of spending
Stipulate
To state as a condition; specify
Precariousness
Insecurity; uncertainty
Pendant
A piece of jewelry made to hang from a necklace or bracelet
Venerable
Worthy of respect by virtue, age, or dignity
Encumber
To burden
Acquaint
To inform; familiarize
Prudent
Characterized by good judgment
Disreputable
Having a bad reputation; not respectable
Vivacious
Lively; spirited
Exclusive
Tending to exclude others; elect
Fanfare
A showy display or celebration
Disinherited
Deprived of rightful inheritance
Calculating
Crafty; cunning
Gnome
An imaginary dwarf-like creature that lives underground
Spontaneous
Occuring or acting without a plan; impusive
Comradeship
Companionship
Prestige
High status; esteem
Conclusively
Unquestionably; decisively
Ascend
To rise; to climb
Haughty
Proud; arrogant
Terse
Breif; concise
Hypocrisy
A pretense of being what one is not; falsehood
Charade
An ill-disguised pretense
Comprehend
To understand
Ostensibly
Apparently; supposedly
Dexterous
Skillful; clever
Haphazardly
In an aimless or random manner
Diametrically
In complete opposition