HSPT Prep Course Vocabulary: Part 1

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Ability
The power or skill to do something
Accept
1. To receive willingly
2. To be able or designated to take or hold
3. To give admittance or approval to
4. To endure without protest or reaction
Accurate
1. Free of mistakes or error
2. Able to produce results that correct: not making any mistakes
Acknowledge
1. To say that you except or do not deny
2. To regard or describe as having or deserving a particular status
3. To recognize the rights, authority, or status
4. To express gratitude or obligation for
Acquire
1. To get
2. To get as own
3. To come to have
4. To come into possession or control
Actress
A woman or girl who acts in a play, movie, etc.
Admirable
1. Deserving to be admired
2. Very good
3. Deserving the highest esteem
Ally
1. To join with another person, group , etc. in order to get or give support
2. To unite or form a relation between
Amity
1. A feeling of friendship
2. Friendly relations between nations or groups
Ample
1. Having or providing enough or more than enough of what is needed
2. Quite large
3. Generous or more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity
4. Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or need
Antagonistic
1. Showing dislike or opposition
Appropriate
1. To get or save for a specific use or purpose
2. To take or use especially in a way that is illegal, unfair, etc.
3. To take possession
4. To set apart or assign to a particular purpose or use
5. To make or make use of with out authority or right
Arrogant
1. Having or showing the insulting attitude of people who believe they are better, smarter, or more important than other people
2. Exaggerating ones importance often by an overbearing manner
3. Showing a offensive attitude of superiority
Artificial
1. Not natural or real
2. Made, produced, or done to seem like something natural
3. Not happening or existing naturally
4. Created or caused by people
5. Not sincere
Attempt
1. To try to do
2. To try to accomplish
3. To make an effort to do, accomplish, solve, or effect
Audience
1. A group of people who gather together to listen to something, or watch something
2. The people who attend a performance
3. A group of spectators or listens
Authentic
1. Real or genuine
2. Not copied or false
3. True or accurate
4. Made to be or look like the original
Awkward
1. Not graceful
2. Lacking skill
3. Difficult to use or handle
4.lacking expertness, ease, or grace
Benevolence
1. Disposition (tendency) to do good
2. An act of kindness
3. A generous gift
Bewildered
1. To confuse very much
2. To cause one to loose one's bearings
3. To perplex or confuse especially by complexity, variety, or multitude of objects or considerations
Boring
1. Dull or uninteresting
Brilliant
1. Very bright
2. Flashing with light
3. Very impressive or successful
4. Extremely intelligent (more than most people)
Burden
1. Something what is carried or load
2. Duty responsibility
Cautious
1. Careful about avoiding danger or risk
Cease
1. To stop happening, to end, to stop doing something
Ceremonious
1. Formal or serious
2. Suitable for ceremony
Clumsy
1. Moving or doing things in a very awkward way and tending to drop or break something
2. Badly/awkwardly done or made
Comparison
1. The act of looking at things to see how they are different or similar
2. the act of suggesting that two or more things are similar or in the same category
Compassionate
1. feeling or showing concern for someone who is sick, hurt, poor, etc.
2. having or showing compassion
Competitor
1.someone who is trying to win or do better than all others especially in business or sports
2. someone who is competing
Complaint
1.a statement that you are unhappy or not satisfied with something
2.the act of saying or writing that you are unhappy or dissatisfied with something
3. something to be unhappy about : something that people complain about
4. expression of grief, pain, or dissatisfaction
Concealed
1.to hide (something or someone) from sight
2. to keep (something) secret
Confused
1.unable to understand or think clearly
2.difficult to understand
3.not clearly organized, expressed, etc.
4. being disordered or mixed up
Conquer
1. to take control of (a country, city, etc.) through the use of force
2. to defeat (someone or something) through the use of force
3. to gain control of (a problem or difficulty) through great effort
Consider
1. to think about (something or someone) carefully especially in order to make a choice or decision
2. to think about (something that is important in understanding something or in making a decision or judgment)
3. to think about (a person or a person's feelings) before you do something in order to avoid making someone upset, angry, etc.
4. to think about carefully
Considerable
1. large in size, amount, or quantity
Contemptuous
1.feeling or showing deep hatred or disapproval
2. feeling or showing contempt
Content
1. pleased and satisfied
2. not needing more
Coop
1. a cage or small building in which chickens or other small animals are kept
Corrupt
1. to cause (someone or something) to become dishonest, immoral, etc.
2. to change (something) so that it is less pure or valuable
3. to change (a book, computer file, etc.) from the correct or original form
4. to change from good to bad in morals, manners, or actions
Counterfeit
1. made to look like an exact copy of something in order to trick people
Crippled
1. a sometimes offensive
2. a lame or partly disabled person or animal
3. one that is disabled or deficient in a specified manner <a social cripple>
4. something flawed or imperfect
Cruel
1. used to describe people who hurt others and do not feel sorry about it
2. causing or helping to cause suffering
3. terrible and unfair
Dawdle
1. to move or act too slowly
Deceitful
1. not honest
2. making or trying to make someone believe something that is not true
Defeat
1. to win a victory over (someone or something) in a war, contest, game, etc.
2. to cause (someone or something) to fail
3. to control or overcome (something)