Level F Units 1-12
Terms in this set (240)
(n.) The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
(v.) To make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
(n.) A combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
(n.) Decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self indulgence
(v.) To draw forth, bring out from some source
(v.) To attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
(adj.) Used so often as to lack freshness or originality
(n.) A gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
(n.) A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
(v.) To plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
(adj.) Wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
(adj.) Causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
(adj.) Worthy, deserving recognition and praise
(adj.) Peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
(n.) A special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
(adj.) Pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple plain design that originated in the countryside; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
(v.) To make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
(v.) To rise above or beyond, exceed
(n.) Shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
(adj.) Excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for.
(n.) The modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend.
(adj.) Resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital.
(v.) To assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute.
(adj.) Roundabout, not direct.
(v.) To sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress.
(v.) To direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit.
(v.) To make easy, cause to progress faster.
(v.) To make amends, make up for; to avert.
(n.) A state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence. (v.) to be in or work in to such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
(adj.) Resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental.
(adj.) Existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously.
(adj.) Not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.
(v.) To steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use.
(n.) A natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior).
(n.) Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances.
(adj.) Resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government.
(adj.) Thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported.
(adj.) Bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid).
(v.) To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end.
(v.) To improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming.
(n.) Poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity.
(adj.) Pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas.
(adj.) Without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers.
(n.) Saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense.
(n.) A summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality.
(v.) To urge strongly, advise earnestly
(adj., adv.) By virtue of holding a certain office.
(v.) To violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds.
(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense).
(n.) One who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder.
(adj.) Belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part.
(v.) To make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval.
(n.) Weariness of body or mind, lack of energy.
(n.) A period of one thousand years; a period of great joy.
(adj.) Mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means. (n.) matters involving the supernatural
(v.) To spread through, penetrate, soak through.
(v.) To fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to. (adj.) characterized by excessive haste (n.) moisture
(adj.) Strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste.
(v.) To think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess.
(adj.) Severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor.
(adj.) Performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good.
(adj.) Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse.
(v.) To prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate.
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid.
(v.) To lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; To cause to deteriorate.
(v.) To commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute.
(v.) To confuse; to disturb the composure of.
(adj.) Grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated.
(adj.) Trifling, unimportant.
(n.) A breaking of a law or obligation.
(v.) To make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity.
(v.) To rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder.
(v.) To talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion.
(adj.) Very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety.
(adj.) Inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent.
(v.) To find fault with, scold, rebuke.
(n.) The act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage.
(adj.) Strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) A brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position.
(adj.) Open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected.
(adj.) Stinging, bitter in temper or tone
(adj.) Resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
(n.) Dismay, confusion
(adj.) Fat; having a large, bulky body
(v.) To deny responsibility for or connection with
(adj.) Impartial; free from emotion
(n.) Disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
(v.) To cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
(v.) To remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, clarify
(n.) An armored or protective glove; a challenge to combat
(adj.) Based on an assumption or guess; used as a tentative idea to direct an investigate
(adj.) Mean, low, base
(v.) To call into question, to attack as false
(adj.) Immoderate; lacking in self-control; inclement
(n.) Hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
(n.) Faithlessness, treachery
(v.) To place in a lower position; to banish; surrender, to assign, turn over
(adj.) Inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
(adj.) Subordinate in capacity or role; serving to promote some end; submissively obedient, serving to promote some end
(adj.) Open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
(v.) become less in amount or intensity
(n.) praise or flattery that is excessive
(n.) an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
(adj.) shrewd; clever
(n.) greed; desire for wealth
(adj.) deserving blame
(adj.) tending to delay or procrastinate
(adj.)conspicuous standing out from the mass
(v.) to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
(adj.) vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
(adj.) unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
(adj.) cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
(n.) beginner, someone new to a field or activity
(n.) a state of extreme poverty or destitution
(adj.) intended to attract notice and impress others
(v.) to review a series of facts; to sum up
(v.) to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence
(adj.) untidy, dirty, careless
(n.) something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
(adj.) inactive, sluggish, dull
(adj.) Abnormal, irregular, departing form the usual.
(n) A damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming.
(adj.) Extremely strange, unusual, atypical
(adj.) Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities.
(v.) To coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises.
(v.) To punish severely; to criticize severely.
(v.) To plan with ingenuity, invent.
(n.) A leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.
(v.) To free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking.
(n.) A chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural). (v.) to chain or shackle
(adj.) Not subject to change, constant
(n.) One who rebels or rises against authority.
(n.) A delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc. far in excess of reality.
(n.) A position requiring little or no work; an easy job.
(adj.) Stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation
(v.) To go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law.
(v.) To change from one nature, substance, or form to another.
(adj.) Performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another.
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
(n.) self-government, political control
(adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
(v.) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously
(n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
(adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
(v.) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
(v.) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
(v.) to mock, treat with contempt
(adj.) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome
(n.) a rule of conduct or action
(adj.) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
(adj.) bitterly severe, causing great harm
(v.) To whip, punish severely; (n.) A cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
(adj.) funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal
(adj.) tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) something that induces sleep
(adj.) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical
(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time
(adj.) not easily carried, cumbersome
(adj.) dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
(v.) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater
(adj.) shapeless; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity
(n.) an original model on which something was patterned or replicated; the ideal example
(n.) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
(n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj.) illegal, prohibited
(adj.) scholarly, learned, bookish,
(adj.) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; (n.) a very thin, light cloth
(adj.) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically
(adj.) characteristic of an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
(adj.) incapable of being changed or called back
(n.) a natural inclination or predilection toward
(adj.) peevish, complaining, fretful
(v.) to plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
(v.) to disown, reject, cancel
(adj.) able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly
(v.) to re-echo, resound
(adj.) vulgar language, foul-mouthed
(adj.) persistent, showing industry and determination
(adj.) cheap in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable
(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion
(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place
(adj.) pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance
(v.) to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy
effective, producing results
(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic
(adj.) accidental, occurring by a happy chance
(n.) the essential part, main point, or essence
(adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
(adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative
(adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester
extremely generous, lavish
(v.) to delay, put off until later
(adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying
exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn
(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place
(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
deserving of blame or correction
(adj.) likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance; (n.) a representative group forming part of a larger body
(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
to scatter or spread widely
(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
(adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
(v.) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
(adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
(adj.) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation
(adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous; (n.) a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward
(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied
(v.) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, singe
(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit
(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
(n.) a representation (especially in drawing) in which the subject's characteristic features are deliberately exaggerated; (v.) to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
(n.) a loud ringing sound; (v.) to make a loud ringing noise
(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
(n.) an eager desire for something; greed
(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
(v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
(adj.) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
(adj.) sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
tending to cause harm or obstruct developments; being oppositional or adverse
(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
a model of excellence or perfection
(adj.) prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful, expedient
(adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic
(adj.) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
(adj.) making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
(adj., part.) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
(adj.) charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)