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Vocabulary Workshop Level E 7-9 Review

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allocate
(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute
ardent
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned
assiduous
(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent
brash
(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
capricious
(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies
chastise
(v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
copious
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
deviate
(v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n.) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional
emaciated
(adj.,part.) unnaturally thin
exult
(v.) to rejoice greatly
gnarled
(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy
indemnity
(n.) a payment for damage or loss
inkling
(n.) a hint; a vague notion
limpid
(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood
omnipotent
(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority
palatable
(adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption
poignant
(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
rancor
(n.) bitter resentment or ill-will
sophomoric
(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited
spontaneous
(adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance
animosity
strong dislike; bitter hostility
apathy
a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
apprehensive
fearful or anxious, especially about the future
commend
to praise, express approval; to commit to the care of
compatible
able to get along or work well together
condolence
an expression of sympathy
consecrate
to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose
decrepit
old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
deride
to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
ingenuous
innocent, simple; frank, sincere
multifarious
having great variety; numerous and diverse
obsolete
out-of-date, no longer in use
omnivorous
eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything
parsimonious
stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
quandary
a state of perplexity or doubt
recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
reprisal
an injury done in return for injury
revel
to take great pleasure in; a wild celebration
stultify
to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
suave
smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
abhor
to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
amend
to change in a formal way; to change for the better
buffet
(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (n.) a slap or blow
chaos
great confusion, disorder
commodious
roomy, spacious
corrosive
eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic
discern
to see clearly, recognize
extant
still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
implicate
to involve in; to connect with or be related to
inter
to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
martinet
a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
obviate
to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
renegade
(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous, unconventional, unorthodox
reprehensible
deserving blame or punishment
somber
dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
squalid
filthy, wretched, debased
turbulent
disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
vociferous
loud and noisy; compelling attention
voluminous
of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
waive
to do without, give up voluntarily, to put off temporarily, defer