53 terms

List 10-12 (WW Bk 7)

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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
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
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