24 terms

ELI Core Vocabulary Level 6 weeks 8-11

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somber
sad and serious [= grave]
prudent
sensible and careful, especially by trying to avoid unnecessary risks
timid
not having courage or confidence [= shy; ≠ confident]
instigate
to urge, provoke, or incite to some action or course
divulge
to make known something private or secret
mundane
dull and ordinary; relating to ordinary life on earth rather than to spiritual things
uproar
a lot of noise or angry protest about something
prodigious
very large or great in a surprising or impressive way
veneer
an outer appearance of a particular quality that hides the true nature of someone or something
concurrent
happening at the same time
presume
to think that (something) is true without knowing that it is true
contingent
depending on something else that might or might not happen
volatile
a(n) ______ situation is likely to change suddenly and without warning
satire
a way of criticizing something such as a group of people or a system, in which you deliberately make them seem funny so that people will see their faults
eradicate
to remove or completely destroy
devote (something) to
to decide that (something) will be used for (a special purpose); to use (time, money, energy, attention, etc.) for (something)
coerce
to make (someone) do something by using force or threats
consensus
a general agreement about something : an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group
wit
the ability to say things that are clever and amusing
impervious
not affected or influenced by something and seeming not to notice it
jargon
specific words and expressions used in a particular profession or by a particular group of people. These words are difficult for other people to understand. (This word is negative and is often used to show disapproval.)
suspend
to stop (something), usually for a short period of time
waive
to officially say that you will not use or require something that you are allowed to have or that is usually required
encompass
to include (something) as a part