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96 terms

504 Lessons 1-8

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exaggerate
make something greater than it is; overstate
amateur
a person who does something for pleasure, not for money or as a profession
mediocre
neither good nor bad; average; ordinary
variety
lack of sameness; a number of different things
valid
supported by facts or authority; sound (adj.); true
survive
live longer than; remain alive after
weird
mysterious; unearthly
prominent
well-known; important
security
freedom from danger, care, or fear; feeling or condition of being safe
bulky
taking up too much space; large
reluctant
unwilling
obvious
easily seen or understood; clear to the eye or mind; not doubted
postpone
put off to a later time, delay
consent
agree, give permission or approval
massive
big & heavy; bulky
capsule
a small case or covering
preserve
keep safe; protect
denounce
condemn in public
unique
having no like or equal
torrent
any violent, rushing stream; flood
resent
feel injured & angered at (sth. or someone)
molest
interfere with & trouble; disturb
gloomy
dark; dim; in low spirits
unforeseen
unexpected; unanticipated
approach
come near or nearer to
detect
find out; discover
defect (noun; should be stressed on 1st syllable)
fault; that which is wrong
employee
a person who works for pay
neglect
give too little care or attention to
deceive
make someone believe as true something that is false; mislead
undoubtedly
certainly; beyond doubt
popular
liked by most people
thorough
being all that is needed; complete
client
person for whom a lawyer acts; customer
comprehensive
including much; covering completely
defraud
take money, rights, etc., away by cheating
tradition
beliefs, opinions, and customs handed down from one generation to another
rural
in the country
burden
what is carried; a load
campus
grounds of a college, university, or school
majority
the larger number; greater part; more than half
assemble
gather together; bring together
explore
go over carefully; look into closely; examine
topic
subject that people think, write, or talk about
debate
a discussion in which reasons for and against something are brought out
evade
get away from by trickery or cleverness
probe
search into; examine thoroughly; investigate
reform
make better; improve by removing faults
vapor
moisture in the air that can be seen; fog; mist
eliminate
get rid of; remove; omit
villain
a very wicked person
dense
closely packed together; thick
utilize
make use of
humid
moist; damp
theory
explanation based on thought, observation, or reasoning
descend
go or come down from a higher place to a lower level
circulate
go around; go from place to place or person to person
enormous
extremely large; huge
predict
tell beforehand
vanish
disappear; disappear suddenly
typical
usual
minimum
the least possible amount; the lowest amount
scarce
hard to get; rare
annual
once a year; something that appears yearly or lasts for a year
persuade
win over to do or believe; make willing
essential
necessary; very important
blend
verb: mix together thoroughly; noun: a mixture
visible
able to be seen
expensive
costly; high-priced
talent
natural ability
devise
think out; plan; invent
wholesale
in large quantity; less than retail in price
corpse
a dead body, usually of a person
conceal
hide
dismal
dark and depressing
frigid
very cold
inhabit
live in
numb
without the power of feeling; deadened
peril
danger
recline
lie down; stretch out; lean back
shriek
scream
sinister
evil; wicked; dishonest; frightening
tempt
try to get someone to do something; test; invite
wager
bet
abandon
desert; leave without planning to come back; quit
keen
sharp; eager; intense; sensitive
jealous
afraid that the one you love might prefer someone else; wanting what someone else has
tact
ability to say the right thing
oath
a promise that something is true; a curse
vacant
empty; not filled
hardship
something that is hard to bear; difficulty
gallant
brave; showing respect for women
data
facts; information
unaccustomed
not used to something
bachelor
a man who has not married
qualify
become fit; show that you are able