HSPT Prep Course Vocabulary: Part 2

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Definite
1. said or done in a such way that others know exactly what you mean
2. not likely to change
3. already set or decided
4. confident or certain about doing something or that something will happen
Delectable
1. very pleasant to taste or smell
2. very attractive
3. Highly pleasing
Desperate
1. very sad and upset because of having little or no hope
2. feeling or showing despair
3. very bad or difficult to deal with
4. done with all of your strength or energy and with little hope of succeeding
Determination
1. a quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult
2. the act of finding out or calculating something
3. the act of officially deciding something
Detest
1. to dislike (someone or something) very strongly
Detestable
1. causing or deserving strong dislike 2. deserving to be detested
3. arousing or meriting intense dislike
Developed
1. of a country, society, etc.
2. having many industries and relatively few poor people who are unable to buy the things they need
3. larger or more advanced
Disagreeable
1. not pleasing
2. unpleasant or offensive
of a person
3. difficult to deal with : easily angered or annoyed
Discarded
1. to throw (something) away because it is useless or unwanted
2. to remove (a playing card) from your hand in a card game
Discern
1. to detect with the eyes
2. to detect with senses other than vision
3. to recognize or identify as separate and distinct
4. discriminate
5. to come to know or recognize mentally
Discontinue
1. to end (something)
2. to stop making or offering (a product, service, etc.)
3. to abandon or terminate
Discuss
1. to talk about (something) with another person or group
2. to give information, ideas, opinions, etc., about (something) in writing or speech
Disinterested
1. not influenced by personal feelings, opinions, or concerns
2. having no desire to know about a particular thing
3. not interested
4. not having the mind or feelings engaged
Dispute
1. to say or show that (something) may not be true, correct, or legal
2. to argue about (something)
3. to fight in order to take control of (something)
4. to engage in argument
Distinct
1. different in a way that you can see, hear, smell, feel, etc.
2. noticeably different
3. easy to see, hear, smell, feel, etc.
4. strong and definite
Distinctive
1. having a quality or characteristic that makes a person or thing different from others
2. different in a way that is easy to notice
3. appealing or interesting because of an unusual quality or characteristic
Doubtful
1. uncertain or unsure about something
2. not likely to be true
3. not probable likely to be bad
4. not worthy of trust
Emancipate
1. to free (someone) from someone else's control or power
2.to free from restraint, control, or the power of another; especially
3. to free from bondage
4. to release from paternal care and responsibility and make sui juris
5. to free from any controlling influence (as traditional mores or beliefs)
Enlarged
1. to make (something) larger or to become larger
Eradicate
1. to remove (something) completely
2. to eliminate or destroy (something harmful)
Essential
1. extremely important and necessary
2. very basic
3. of the utmost importance
Esteemed
1. respect and affection
Exceptional
1. not usual
2. unusual or uncommon
3. unusually good
4. much better than average
5. mentally or physically disabled
Exchange
1. an occurrence in which people give things of similar value to each other
2. the act of giving or taking one thing in return for another thing
3. an occurrence in which people direct something at each other
4. an occurrence in which people give information to each other
Expense
1. a large and usually flat open space or area
2. great extent of something spread out
Expensive
1. costing a lot of money
2. involving high cost or sacrifice
Explicit
1. very clear and complete
2. leaving no doubt about the meaning
3. showing or referring very openly to nudity, violence, or sexual activity
4. openly shown
5. fully revealed or expressed without vagueness, implication, or ambiguity 6. leaving no question as to meaning or intent
Extinct
1. no longer existing
2. no longer active
Fascinating
1. very interesting or appealing
2. extremely interesting or charming
Feeble
1. very weak
2. not good enough
3. not successful or effective
4. markedly lacking in strength
5. deficient in qualities or resources that indicate vigor, authority, force, or efficiency
Feigned
1. fictitious
2. not genuine or real
Feud
1. a mutual enmity or quarrel that is often prolonged or inveterate
2. blood feud
Figure
1. a symbol that represents a number
2. a value that is expressed in numbers
3. a person or animal that can be seen only as a shape or outline
Foreign
1. located outside a particular place or country and especially outside your own country
2. coming from or belonging to a different place or country
3. relating to or dealing with other nations
Forsake
1. to give up or leave (someone or something) entirely
2. to renounce or turn away from entirely
Fortitude
1. mental strength and courage that allows someone to face danger, pain, etc.
Fragile
1. easily broken or damaged
2. very delicate
3. not strong
Frightened
1. to cause (someone) to become afraid
2. to become afraid
General
1. of, relating to, or affecting all the people or things in a group
2. involving or including many or most people
3. relating to the main or major parts of something rather than the details 3
4. not specific
5. used to indicate that a description relates to an entire person or thing rather than a particular part
Gloomy
1. somewhat dark
2. not bright or sunny
3. causing feelings of sadness
4. not hopeful or promising
5. sad or depressed
Grave
1. dig or excavate
2. to carve or shape with a chisel
3. sculpture
4. to carve or cut (as letters or figures) into a hard surface
5. engrave
6. to impress or fix (as a thought) deeply
Grief
1. deep sadness caused especially by someone's death
2. a cause of deep sadness
3. trouble or annoyance
4. a cause of such suffering
Grim
1. unpleasant or shocking to see or think about
2. causing feelings of sadness or worry
3. gloomy or depressing
4. having a very serious appearance or manner
Gruesome
1. causing horror or disgust
Hasten
1. to cause (something) to happen more quickly
2. to move or act quickly
3. to urge on
Hesitant
1. slow to act or speak especially because you are nervous or unsure about what to do
2. feeling or showing hesitation
Hesitation
1. an act or instance of hesitating
2. a pausing or faltering in speech
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