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100 terms

VOCABULARY WORDS

STUDY
PLAY
PUNDIT
EXPERT, AUTHORITY, SPECIALIST, WHIZ, SAGE, MASTER
ADVERSITY
MISFORTUNE, HARD TIMES, TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS, SUFFERING, HARDSHIPS
COMPOSURE
THE STATE OF BEING CALM, CONTROLLED, COOL, POISED, TRANQUIL
STIMULUS
BOOST, INCENTIVE, MOTIVATION, PROMPT, IMPETUS, SHOT IN THE ARM
CAMARADERIE
FELLOWSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, TEAM SPIRIT, ESPRIT DE CORPS, FRATERNITY
CRITERION
MEASURE, GAUGE, TEST, STANDARD, SPECIFICATION, BENCHMARK
CONFORMITY
COMPLIANCE, AGREEMENT, PARALLEL, GO ALONG WITH, SIMILARITY
RATIONALE
LOGIC, REASONING, ARGUMENT, CASE, JUSTIFICATION
PROXIMITY
CLOSENESS, NEARNESS, VICINITY, PROPINQUITY
RELEVANCE
CONNECTION, APPROPRIATENESS, PERTINENCE
PLASTIC
BENDABLE, MOLDABLE, EASILY SHAPED, WORKABLE. PLIANT
PERSEVERE
STAY THE COURSE, PERSIST, CONTINUE, CARRY ON, HANG IN THERE
ABSTAIN
REFUSE, DECLINE, GO WITHOUT, REFRAIN FROM, GIVE UP
PROTAGONIST
MAIN CAHRACTER, HERO, LEADING CHARACTER
FUGITIVE
ESCAPEE, RUNAWAY, DESERTER, REFUGEE, ON THE RUN, ON THE LAM
UNPARRALLELED
UNEQUALLED, SECOND TO NONE, UNSURPASSED, UNIQUE, EXCEPTIONAL
BELATED
OVERDUE, LATE, BEHIND TIME, DELAYED, TARDY, NOT PUNCTUAL
STAGNATE
BECOME STALE, STAND STILL, STOP FLOWING, INACTIVE, DULL
TREACHEROUS
UNTRUSTWORTHY, DISLOYAL, DANGEROUS, UNRELIABLE
RECIPROCATE
RESPOND IN KIND, RETURN THE FAVOR, MATCH EQUAL
ARCHETYPE
TYPICAL, MODEL, RECURRENT MOTIF IN LITERATURE, STEREOTYPE, PROTOTYPE
MOTIF
THEME, IDEA, CONCEPT, SUBJECT, TOPIC, ELEMENT
RITUAL
CEREMONY, RITE, SACRAMENT, SERVICE, OBSERVANCE, PRACTICE, CUSTOM
PREDOMINANT
MAIN, CHIEF, CENTRAL, MOST IMPORTANT, KEY, SUPERIOR
DURABLE
HARD-WEARING, LONG-LASTING, HEAVY-DUTY, TOUGH, STRONG, STURDY
TERRESTRIAL
EARTHLY, WORLDLY, MUNDANE, LAND, EARTHBOUND
COMPETENT
CAPABLE, ABLE, ACCOMPLISHED, EXPERT, ACCEPTABLE
PERCEPTIVE
INSIGHTFUL, SENSITIVE, SHARP-WITTED, OBSERVANT, INTELLIGENT, KEEN
FRATERNIZE
SOCIALIZE, KEEP COMPANY, ASSOCIATE, HANG OUT WITH
TOLERANT
OPEN-MINDED, UNBIASED, PATIENT, FORGIVING, INDULGENT, ACCEPTING
MERCURIAL
SPASTIC, ERRATIC, UNPREDICTABLE, CHANGEABLE, IMPULSIVE
REVERE
RESPECT, ADMIRE, THINK HIGHLY OF, PUT ON A PEDESTAL
SUPERFICIAL
ON THE SURFACE, LIGHT-WEIGHT, SHALLOW, EMPTY, SURFACE
COLLABORATE
JOIN FORCES, TEAM UP, COMBINE, ALLY, POOL RESOURCES, PUT HEADS TOGETHER
DIVINATION
PROPHECY, FORTUNE-TELLING, PREDICTION, SOOTHSAYING, ESP
CURTAIL
REDUCE, CUT SHORT, RESTRICT, LIMIT, CURB, DECREASE
OBSOLETE
OUT OF DATE, DISCONTINUED, OLD-FASHIONED, UNFASHIONABLE, ARCHAIC
LITHE
THIN, SUPPLE, GRACEFUL, FLEXIBLE
NOCTURNAL
OF THE NIGHT, ACTIVE AT NIGHT
SEQUENTIAL
IN LOGICAL ORDER, ARRANGED IN SERIES
TRANQUILITY
PEACEFULNESS, RESTFULNESS, CALM, QUIET, SERENE, COMPOSED
DISCERN
DETECT, NOTICE, OBSERVE, IDENTIFY, RECOGNIZE
DESTITUTE
PENNILESS, IMPOVERISHED, POOR, NEEDY, LACKING, DEPRIVED OF
COGNIZANT
AWARE OF, KNOWING, MINDFUL
BENEVOLENT
WELL MEANING, KINDHEARTED, GENEROUS, KIND, HUMANITARIAN
PREDATORY
PREYING ON OTHERS, VULTUROUS, EXPLOITATIVE, OPPRESSIVE
DILIGENT
HARD-WORKING, THOROUGH, TIRELESS, DEDICATED, COMMITTED, CONSCIENTIOUS
TRITE
CORNY, CHEESY, OVERUSED, CLICHED, UNIMAGINATIVE
DIVULGE
TO DISCLOSE, TELL, REVEAL, UNCOVER, MAKE PUBLIC, LET SLIP
REMORSE
GUILT, DEEP REGRET, CONTRITION, PANGS OF CONSCIENCE
MEDIATE
TO MAKE PEACE, SETTLE, MEND, RECONCILE, ARBITRATE, INTERCEDE
DIVERGE
SEPARATE, PART, DIVIDE, DISAGREE, VEER, STRAY
STRENUOUS
DIFFICULT, HARD, DEMANDING, EXHAUSTING, BACK-BREAKING, TIRING
RECUPERATE
RECOVER, GET WELL, CONVALESCE, REGAIN STRENGTH
TRANSLUCENT
SEMI-TRANSPARENT, SHEER, ALLOWING LIGHT TO SHINE THROUGH
ARABLE
FARMABLE, CULTIVATABLE, FERTILE, PRODUCTIVE, SUITABLE FOR CROPS
CONCISE
BRIEF, SHORT AND TO THE POINT, ABRIDGED, CONDENSED, ABBREVIATED
ELUSIVE
HARD TO FIND, EVASIVE, SLIPPERY, AMBIGUOUS, ESCAPING
NURTURE
OPPOSITE OF NATURE, CULTIVATE, GROW, TAKE CARE OF, SUPPORT, BRING UP, RAISE, STRENGTHEN
NOVICE
BEGINNER, LEARNER, STUDENT, NEWCOMER, APPRENTICE, NEWBIE
SAGACIOUS
WISE AND KNOWLEDGABLE
AMICABLE
FRIENDLY AND COMFORTABLE
PROFICIENT
SKILLED AND ACCOMPLISHED AT SOMETHING
AMBIVALENT
WITHOUT FEELING ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
LETHARGIC
WITHOUT ENERGY OR LIVELINESS
RESILIENT
BOUNCING BACK AFTER AN ADVERSITY
SUBSTANTIATED
STRENGTHENED WITH PROOF AND EVIDENCE
EXPEDITE
TO MAKE SOMETHING GO MUCH MORE SMOOTHLY OR QUICKLY
VICARIOUS
EXPERIENCING SOMETHING THROUGH SOMEONE ELSE
EXUBERANT
HIGH SPIRITED, ENTHHUSIASTIC
PLUNDER
VERB: TO LOOT, RAVAGE, DEVASTATE, STEAL, LAY WASTE, RANSACK
NOUN: PILLAGING, PLUNDERING, RAIDING, BOOTY, SPOILS, ILL-GOTTEN, GOODS
SQUALL
STORM, GUST, GALE, BLOW, BLAST, RUSH
DISPATCH
VERB: FINISH QUICKLY, EXPEDITE, SETTLE, PUT TO DEATH, EXTERMINATE
NOUN: SENDING, PODTING, E-MAIL, COMMUNICATION, LETTER, EXECUTION
TITANIC
OF GREAT SIZE OR STRENGTH, HUGE, ENORMOUS, GIGANTIC, MIGHTY
ASSUAGE
TO CALM, PACIFY, SUBDUE, APPEASE, DIMINISH, RELIEVE, MODERATE
BEREFT
ROBBED OF, STRIPPED OF, DEPRIVED, WANTING, IN NEED OF, WITHOUT
INSIDIOUS
STEALTHY, CUNNING, UNDERHANDED, INDIRECT, SNEAKY, TREACHEROUS, CRAFTY
INCREDULOUS
DISBELIEVING, SKEPTICAL, CYNICAL, SUSPICIOUS, UNCONVINCED
BEMUSE
TO STUPEFY OR BEWILDER, TO CONFUSE, TO PUZZLE, TO MUDDLE
MAUDLIN
OVEREMOTIONAL, TEARFUL, SCHMALTZY, CHEESY, CORNY, SENTIMENTAL
INVARIABLE
NEVER CHANGING, CONSTANT
DISCREDIT
TO RUIN SOMEBODY'S REPUTATION, TO DISHONOR
VALIDATE
TO PROVE UP OR SUBSTANTIATE WITH FACTS
EUPHORIC
HAPPY, JOYFUL, IN A TRANCE
PRESUMPTUOUS
TAKING LIBETIRES, OVERCONFIDENT, BRAZEN, RUDE
UTILITARIAN
USEFUL, SENSIBLE, PLAIN
ENCROACH
TO INVADE SOMEONE'S PERSONAL SPACE, TRESPASS
INSURGENCY
REBELLION, MUTINY, REVOLUTION
PROLIFIC
ABUNDANT, PRODUCING MANY OFFSPRING
INDISTINCT
WITHOUT DEFINITE SHAPE, VAGUE
ZEALOUS
FERVENT, HARD-CORE, ENTHUSIASTIC, EAGER, COMMITTED
XENOPHOBIA
INTENSE DISLIKE OR FEAR OF FOREIGNERS, RACISM
RECTIFY
AMEND, REPAIR, CORRECT, RESOLVE, SETTLE, SORT OUT
GULLIBLE
NAIVE, OVERLY TRUSTING, INEXPERIENCED, GREEN, EASILY TAKEN IN
CIRCUMSPECT
CAUTIOUS, VIGILANT, GUARDED, WATCHFUL, ALERT
JUDICIOUS
WISE, SENSIBLE, PRUDENT, SAGACIOUS, COMMONSENSICAL, SMART
QUARRY
1. PREY, AN ANIMAL SOUGHT BY A HUNTER, OBJECT OF CHASE
2. PIT, ROCK MINE, DEEP HOLE
WARY
CAUTIOUS, ON THE LOOKOUT, OBSERVANT, SUSPICIOUS, DUBIOUS
TANGIBLE
CLEAR, DEFINITE, REAL, CAPABLE OF BEING TOUCHED OR FELT, SOLID, ACTUAL
HALLOWED
HOLY, SACRED, BLESSED, HONORED, DIVINE, CONSECRATED