107 terms

List 7-12 (WW Bk 7)

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aftermath
(n) a consequence or result, often a negative one
aphorism
(n) a short statement of truth or principle
catharsis
(n) a releasing of the emotions, often through the arts, that brings about spiritual renewal or a relieving of tension
cohort
(n) a group that is moving or working together
cohort
(n) one who assists another, especially in a criminal behavior
culpable
(adj) deserving blame or censure
diabolical
(adj) devilish; wicked
enormity
(n) the state or quality of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous
gibe
(v) to utter taunting, sarcastic words noun a taunting remark
innocuous
(adj) unlikely to offend
necessitate
(v) to make necessary
odyssey
(n) a long adventurous journey
partisan
(n) a strong supporter
partisan
(n) an armed fighter opposed to an occupying army adjective strongly biased in favor of a particular party, cause, or position.
posterity
(n) a person's descendants
premeditated
(adj) fully planned beforehand
scurrilous
(adj) vulgar; coarsely abusive
agrarian
(adj) having to do with farming or agriculture
burgeon
(verb) to grow and expand rapidly
cataclysm
(noun) a sudden or violent change
culinary
(adj) having to do with cooking
denigrate
(verb) to attack the reputation of; to criticize in a derogatory manner
gourmet
(noun/adj) a person who likes fine food and is a good judge of its quality
grandiloquent
(adj) using lofty or pompous speech or expression
hybrid
(noun) the offspring of two animals or plants of different species or varieties
hybrid
(noun) anything that is of mixed origin or composition
manifold
(adj) having many different kinds, forms, or parts
palatable
(adj) acceptable or pleasing, especially to the sense of taste
panacea
(noun) something that is supposed to cure all ills or difficulties
plebeian
(adj) of or pertaining to the common people
scourge
(noun) something that causes great pain and suffering verb to punish severely, especially by whipping
stalemate
(noun) a halt in a struggle because both sides are equally strong and neither side will give in
temperate
(adj) mild, restrained
attest
(verb) to declare or be evidence of something as true, genuine, or accurate
axiom
(noun) a statement that requires no proof because its truth is obvious
churlish
(adjective) lacking good manners
concoct
(verb) to make up, prepare, or invent
derivative
(noun) something that grows out of or results from an earlier form or
condition
(adjective) based on what has gone before
differentiate
(verb) to see the difference
differentiate
(verb) to be or make different
disparage
(verb) to criticize in a negative, disrespectful manner
dissipate
(verb) to spend or use foolishly
dissipate
(verb) to break up and spread out so thinly as to disappear
esoteric
(adjective) not generally known or understood; familiar to only a relatively small number of people
olfactory
(adjective) relating to the sense of smell
plethora
(noun) too great a number
refurbish
(verb) to make like new
secrete
(verb) to produce and give off
secrete
(verb) to place so as to be hidden from view
vagary
(noun) a departure from the normal, expected course
volatile
(adjective) evaporating quickly
volatile
(adjective) changing readily; explosive
cautionary
(adj) offering or serving as a warning
constrain
(v) to confine, inhibit, or hold back by force or necessity
flotilla
(n) a fleet of boats or small ships
gossamer
(n) thin, sheer fabric resembling gauze
gossamer
(n) a fine, filmy substance made of strands of cobweb gossamer
gossamer
(adj) as light and delicate as a cobweb
ignominious
(adj) marked by, deserving, or causing shame or disgrace
incur
(v) to bring upon oneself something undesirable, such as a debt
liquidate
(v) to settle the affairs of a business; to convert to cash
liquidate
(v) to get rid of; to kill or destroy
magnate
(n) an important, often wealthy, person prominent in a large industry or business
misnomer
(n) a name that does not fit
onerous
(adj) burdensome; oppressive
pandemonium
(n) a state or place of great confusion or uproar
quixotic
(adj) romantic and idealistic, but impractical
tenacious
(adj) holding fast; persistent in adhering to something valued or habitual
vestige
(n) a trace of something that was once present
zephyr
(n) a light, gentle breeze
adjacent
(adj) near or next to; adjoining
beset
(v) to surround or to attack repeatedly
beset
(v) to trouble or weigh down
cede
(v) to give up or transfer, especially by treaty or formal agreement
circuitous
(adj) roundabout; indirect
desultory
(adj) proceeding or carried out in an aimless or random way
galvanize
(v) to excite or arouse action
implement
(n) a tool or instrument
implement
(v) to carry out
inconsequential
(adj) lacking importance or worth; unable to make an impact
magnitude
(n) greatness of size, power, or influence
materialize
(v) to become real or actual
materialize
(v) to appear in physical form, especially suddenly
muster
(n) a gathering, usually of military forces
muster
(v) to summon or call forth
prohibitive
(adj) serving to restrain action or discourage use of
reminisce
(v) to think or talk about one's past
vanguard
(n) the leading or forward position in a movement
visionary
(n) a person who is given to ideas that are not currently realistic; a dreamer who can see what might be accomplished in the future
Castigate
(v) to punish by criticizing sharply; to berate
Colloquial
(adj) characterized by informal language
Epitaph
(n) the words carved on a tombstone in memory of the dead
Exodus
(n) a mass departure
Inter
(v) to put in a grave; to bury
Lacerate
(v) to tear or cut roughly
Largesse
(n) the act of giving generously; gifts
Obituary
(n) a notice of someone's death, such as in a newspaper, usually with a brief summary of that person's life
Omnivorous
(adj) eating all kinds of food
Omnivorous
(adj) taking in all things
Permeate
(v) to spread throughout; to pass through
Rendition
(n) an interpretation of translation; a performance
Resurgence
(n) a rising again to life, use, acceptance, or prominence; a revival
Stereotype
(n) a generalization that is used to characterized a person without acknowledging individual differences
Stereotype
(v) to make judgments that ignore individual differences
Stipend
(n) a regular and fixed amount of pay for work done or to help cover living or work expenses
Subservient
(adj) serving or acting in a subordinate manner; servile