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English Exam 2010 Flashcard

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abase
humiliate, lower
abate
lessen
abdicate
give up
abet
aid
abeyance
pause, stop
abhor
hate
abrade
rub, scrape
abrogate
break, abolish
abscond
run-off
absolve
pardon
auspicious
guided, protected
austere
severe
autonomy
self-government
auxiliary
giving aid
avarice
greed
awry
off the right cource
banal
trite, hackneyed, worn
bandy
exchange
beatitude
bliss
beguile
trick, deceive
cognate
aware
collate
collect in order
collusion
secret agreement
commensurate
tantamount, equal
commissary
store selling food
commodious
large, roomy
compunction
remorse, uneasiness
conclave
secret meeting
concomitant
accompanying
congeal
solidify
dilate
make wider
disconsolate
without hope
discursive
rambling
disdain
have contempt for
disparage
belittle
disparity
difference
dissident
disagreeing
dissipate
waste
diurnal
daily
divest
deprive, remove
facade
front of building
facile
easy
factitious
artificial
fastidious
picky
fatuous
foolish
feasible
possible
fecund
fertile
felicity
happiness
fervent
ardent, avid
fetish
object with magic power
hybrid
mixed
hyperbole
exaggeration
iconoclast
individualist
idyll
short poem
ignoble
dishonorable
ignominious
shameful
illicit
illegal
imbibe
absorb, drink
imbroglio
confused situation
immutable
unchangeable
juxtapose
place side-by-side
ken
range of knowledge
lachrymose
using tears
laconic
terse, pithy, succinct
laity
no clergy
languid
blah
lascivious
lust
lethargic
sluggish
levity
lack of seriousness
lexicon
dictionary
pernicious
fatal, destructive
perpetual
continuing
perspicacious
wise, having insight
perturbed
agitated
pervade
spread throughout
philistine
boor, barbarian
phlegmatic
dull, blah, lethargic
pinnacle
peak
pique
stimulate
pithy
succinct, laconic
raucous
harsh, shrill
ravenous
extremely hungry
raze
wreck completely
recalcitrant
stubborn
recant
retract
reciprocal
mutual
recluse
hermit
recondite
abstruse, confusing
recreant
coward, dastard
rectitude
uprightness
sinuous
winding
sloth
laziness
slovenly
sloppy
somnolent
almost asleep
specious
deceptive reasoning
splenetic
spiteful
sporadic
irregular
spurious
counterfeit
squalid
filthy
slovenly
sloppy
travail
hard work
tremulous
trembling
trenchant
cutting, sharp
trepidation
fear
trite
banal
truculent
savage
turbid
muddy
turgid
swollen
tyro
novice
unbiquitous
universal
vitriolic
corrosive
vituperative
abusive
vociferous
noisy
volatile
explosive
volition
conscious choice
voluble
fluent
voluptuous
pleasing the senses
voracious
ravenous
votary
following of a cult
wan
pale, sallow