54 terms

List 7-9 (WW Bk 7)

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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
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
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