20 terms

Vocab Lessons 5 and 6

The vocab words from lessons 5 and 6.
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coherent
adj. 1. showing an orderly relation of parts, 2. sticking together
colloquial
adj. characteristic of ordinary conversation rather than formal speech or writing
commiserate
tr. and intr. v. to feel or express sorroww or pity (used with WITH)
condone
tr. v. to forgive; to disregard an offense
commodious
adj. spacious, roomy, as in a house
contrite
adj. thoroughly remorseful and repentant of one's sins
abstain
intr. v. to refrain from something by one's choice
impertinent
adj. impudent; rude, 2. irrelevant
pertinacious
adj. holding firmly, even stubbornly, to a belief
tenacity
n. hanging on to somethin presistently or stubbornly
aptitude
n. a natural talent or ability; quickness in learning
inept
adj. without skill, 2. inappropriate or out of place; foolish or absurd
adjunct
n. an added part not essential to the whole
conjugate
tr. v. to give forms of verbs in a fixed order
injunction
n. an authoritative command or order, 2. the condition or point of being joined
subjugate
tr. v. to conquer; to dominate completely
astringent
adj. harsh; severe, n. a substance that tightens tissues (in medicine, a substance constricting living tissue)
strait
n. a narrow passage or water connecting two large bodies of water, 2. (usually plural) a difficulty or bad position
stringent
adj. severe; constricted; tight, 2. pertaining to scarcity of money
juncture
n. 1 a serious state of affairs, 2. the condition or point of being joined