18 terms

ELI Core Vocabulary Level 6 weeks 2-4

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abate
to become less strong or decrease
chastise
to criticize someone severely
frugal
careful to buy only what is necessary [≠ extravagant]
elicit
to succeed in getting information or a reaction from someone, especially when this is difficult
mediate
to try to end a quarrel between two people, groups, countries etc.
extrapolate
to form an opinion or to make an estimate about something from known facts
compile
to make a book, list, record etc, using different pieces of information, music etc.
inclination
a feeling that makes you want to do something
exploit
to treat someone unfairly by asking them to do things for you, but giving them very little in return. (This word is negative and is often used to show disapproval.)
demeanor
the way someone behaves, dresses, speaks that shows what their character is like
controversy
a dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views
ambivalent
having simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (for example, attraction and revulsion) toward an object, person, or action
coincide
to happen at the same time as something else, especially by chance
disparate
different from each other, diverse
qualitative
relating to the quality or standard of something rather than the quantity
feasible
a plan, idea, or method that is possible and is likely to work
passive
used to describe someone who allows things to happen or who accepts what other people do or decide without trying to change anything
catalyst
a person or event that quickly causes change or action