Membean - 8th
Terms in this set (94)
When you ascertain the truth of something, you determine or find it out for certain.
A disclaimer is a legal statement which indicates a refusal to accept responsibility in case something bad happens when a product is used.
When something erodes, it wears away or is slowly and gradually destroyed.
Someone who possesses vigor has energy, vitality, and power.
Corrosion refers to the gradual rusting or decay of metal.
A feeling of resignation is one of submission, acceptance without protest, or an unresisting attitude.
A resignation can also be a notification to an employer that you are leaving a job.
A humanitarian response to a crisis is one that focuses on the well-being and care of those in need.
A humanitarian is one who cares deeply and does something about the welfare of human beings.
When something disintegrates it crumbles, falls apart, or breaks down into separate pieces.
A prelude is either an introduction to a musical piece or something that precedes another event.
When you are diligent in completing a task, you work hard or tirelessly at it until it is complete.
It a statement is erroneous, it is incorrect or in error.
An inconsistency is something that does not quite fit with the rest of the members of its group for it is irregular or self-contradictory.
When two things coincide, they go along with each other, are matching, or they happen at the same time, that is, they all fall together in one way or another.
When you are feeling jubilant you are very happy or highly joyful about something.
When you are being evasive you are trying to avoid trouble or not give a direct answer to a question.
When you feel remorse for something that you have done, you regret it or have a guilty conscience about it.
When something is severed, it is cut off, split, or separated from a whole.
Turbulence describes a state of extreme disorder or confusion, and can also refer to unpredictable wind currents.
When you depict something you either illustrate it with a picture or image, or describe it using words.
A subordinate position is one that is lower or lesser in rank than another.
When someone shows composure she remains calm, cool, and collected in even trying circumstances.
When you demean another person you put her down so that she becomes embarrassed and humiliated.
A constituent part of something is that which makes up that thing.
Therapeutic treatment is used to heal or treat patients who have a disease or other ailment.
When something impairs someone it weakens, harms, or lessens him in some way.
When someone entices you into doing something, she is trying to lure, tempt, or attract you into doing it in a persuasive manner.
Objects which possess symmetry have equally balanced halves or evenness of shape after being divided in half.
Something that is lethal is fatal or causes death, or can be extremely dangerous or harmful.
If you possess conceit you have excessive self-pride, and thus think too highly of your own abilities.
A conceit is also an idea or thought that is created by the mind or imagination.
A counterpart to something else corresponds to it, is a copy of it, or is practically identical to it.
When you orient yourself to your current surroundings you familiarize yourself with them or adjust to them.
If something is immobile it is still, motionless, or incapable of moving.
When someone is submissive he is highly obedient or inclined to give in to the demands of others.
To prevail against something or someone is to triumph over them or be stronger than they are.
Prevail can also refer to something being current, widespread, or more important than something else; in a sense, it is in the winning position.
A finite quantity is limited or restricted to a particular size or amount.
When you append something to something else, you attach or add it, such as extra information at the end of a book.
An optimist looks at the bright side of a problem or situation.
Someone who is being devious is purposely being dishonest, tricky, not straightforward, or secretive for an underhanded purpose.
Something that is inevitable will occur no matter what because it cannot be avoided.
When the body secretes a substance, such as saliva or mucus, it generates, releases, or produces it from bodily tissues.
To secrete something is also to conceal or hide it.
Something that is incidental is a minor occurrence related to something more important, or something that happens by chance.
If something is indicative of something else, it suggests it or shows it in some way.
When you ponder something, you think about it seriously or consider it carefully.
An illustrative example serves to explain, describe, or illustrate something.
An epidemic problem, such as a disease or unpleasant development of some kind, spreads quickly over a widespread area.
When you integrate things, you bring them together so that they fit as a whole.
When you hamper someone's efforts, you try to slow down her progress by holding her back.
An acquaintance is someone that you know, but not well enough to be considered a friend.
When you are in despair you feel hopeless, or believe that you are undergoing certain and miserable defeat.
A spectrum is a range or scope of something, such as all the colors of visible light or all philosophical belief systems.
When something is stationary it is still, fixed, or not moving at all.
When someone is gallant he is brave, courageous, noble-minded, courteous, and/or heroic.
Someone who is refined is sophisticated, cultured, and polished.
Cerebral either refers to the brain or to its intellect.
Someone who is ruthless shows no pity or mercy at all to an opponent.
That which is sustainable can be maintained or supported over a long period of time
A commotion is an uproar, noisy activity, or loud disturbance of one kind or another
A dialect is a form of a standard language, like English, that has some differences of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
A customary practice is the usual or established way of acting.
When you disrupt something that is happening you interrupt, upset, or disturb it in some way.
A miscellaneous group is composed of different or various numbers of things.
A descendant is an offspring or child of another person, or is someone who can be traced back to an ancestor.
A solitary person is by herself, all alone with no one else about.
When you propel something, you drive it forth or push it forward.
When an object is radiant, it is shining, bright, or luminous, that is, it is emitting light in some way.
When a person is radiant she is showing happiness, bright with joy, hope, and healthy energy
If you are suffering from fatigue you are tired or exhausted.
When you ridicule someone you mock or make fun of him in a mean way.
A dismal situation is gloomy, depressing, hopeless, or miserable.
An invariable quantity is constant or unchanging.
A person who is robust is strong and healthy.
When you incite someone to do something, you encourage, urge, or highly persuade her to do it.
When something is adjacent to something else, it lies close to or neighbors it.
Someone who is arrogant thinks very highly of himself, and so can be overbearing, full of himself, self-important, and superior.
When you intervene in a difficult situation, you get involved in it in order to help solve a problem.
When you esteem something you have a high regard for it because you value it in some way.
When you hold someone or something in esteem, you value or regard them highly.
Something that is audible is loud enough to be clearly heard.
Someone who is deceitful is false, tricky, or dishonest.
Seclusion is the act of being closed off from society as a whole and moving into isolation or solitude.
When you comprehend an idea or information of some kind you understand or grasp it.
When you snub another person you ignore or flat out reject what he does or says.
A negligent person is one who does not complete what he says he is going to do, and so is careless or inattentive in his work.
A person who is solemn is earnest, serious, and showing no joy.
A catastrophe is a widespread terrible disaster that is often accompanied by many deaths.
When you heed another's wishes, you are mindful of them and therefore give them your full attention.
Two events that are simultaneous happen at the same time.
A person of eminent standing is famous, of high standing, or superior in some way.
A compilation is a gathering together of various different things gathered from many different sources.
Someone who is valiant is brave, courageous, and bold in dangerous and often hopeless situations.
A profound saying is one of deep understanding and is rich in meaning.
A predatory animal hunts other animals in order to eat them.
When two businesses consolidate, they combine to form a stronger, more solid company.
A cumulative process builds, increases, or grows slowly over time.
The literal meaning of a sentence is the exact, accurate, or basic meaning of it, taking it word for word.
An inhospitable person is unfriendly or not very welcoming to another.
An inhospitable geographical area is a harsh and difficult land in which to thrive.