25 terms

Arbia Great Books Vocabulary Central Ideas 6-8

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alias
assumed name; otherwise called; otherwise known as
clandestine
carried on in secrecy and concealment; secret; covert; underhand; undercover
enigma/ enigmatic
puzzling statement; riddle; mystery; puzzling problem or person/ mysterious; puzzling; obscure
latent
present but not showing itself; hidden but capable of being brought to light; dormant; potential
lurk
1. be hidden; lie in ambush
2. move stealthily; sneak; slink
seclude
shut up apart rom others; confine in a place hard to reach; hide; cloister; sequester
stealthy
secret in action or character; catlike; sly; furtive
apprise
inform; notify; advise
avowal
open acknowledgment; frank declaration; admission; confession
divulge
make public; disclose; reveal; tell
elicit
draw forth; bring out; evoke; extract
enlighten
shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; free from ignorance; inform; instruct
manifest
show; reveal; display; evidence; plain; clear; evident; not obscure; obvious
overt
open to view; not covert or hidden; public; manifest
accede
(usually followed by to) agree; assent; consent; acquiesce
accord
agreement; harmony
compact
agreement; understanding; accord; covenant
compatible
able to exist together harmoniously; in harmony; agreeable; congenial
compromise
settlement reached by a partial yielding on both sides
conform
be in agreement or harmony with; act in accordance with accepted standards or customs; comply; obey
consistent
keeping to the same principles throughout; showing no contradiction; in accord; compatible; consonant
correspond
be in harmony; match; fit; agree; be similar
dovetail
to fit together with, so as to form a harmonious whole; interlock with
reconcile
cause to be friendly again; bring back to harmony
relent
become less harsh, severe, or strict; soften in temper; yield