20 terms

Vocabulary 13, Level F

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abet
(v.) to encourage, assist, aid support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
aver
(v.) to affirm, declare confidently; assert, avouch
blatant
(adj.) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense; flagrant, glaring
broach
(v.) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid
(n.) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks; a decorative pin
buttress
(v.) to support, prop up, strengthen, bolster, brace
(n.) a supporting structure
carousal
(n.) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
collate
(v.) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose.
connoisseur
(n.) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts
disconsolate
(adj.) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
encumber
(v.) to weight down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder, overload
foment
(v.) to promote trouble or rebellion, intigate, incite, stir up; to apply warm liquids to, warm
grisly
(adj.) frightful, horrible, ghastly, gruesome, gory
herculean
(adj.) (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercase h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
impassive
(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate, motionless, stoic
inauspicious
(adj.) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future, unpropitious
incontrovertible
(adj.) unquestionable, beyond dispute,
incontestable, indisputable, indubitable
nonplussed
(adj., part.) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss, perplexed, flabbergasted
opportune
(adj.) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time, timely
prolific
(adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse, fruitful, proliferous
rejoinder
(n.) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit

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