Vocabulary 2015 301-400
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indicating direction in space; providing guidance or leadership.
lady, woman, female diety
to free (a person) from deception or error.
to throw into disorder or confusion; disarrange:
disagreeable to the ear; dissonant; harsh.
judicious in one's conduct or speech, especially with regard torespecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of adelicate nature; prudent; circumspect.
passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling.
lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocriticallyingenuous; insincere:
confused as to time or place; out of touch:
to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle:
to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or realnature of:
to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed; promulgateextensively; broadcast; disperse:
a written essay, treatise, or thesis, especially one written by acandidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering;affliction; trouble.
a trembling; vibration; a state of flustered excitement or fear.
the act of divesting (to rid of or free from:sell off; free from)
a despicable man or youth.
sorrowful; mournful; melancholy:
a field of action, thought, influence, etc.:the domain of science; the territory governed by a single ruler or government; realm.a region characterized by a specific feature, type of growth or wildlife, etc.:
a place of residence; abode; house or home.
the shift in frequency (Doppler shift) of acousticor electromagnetic radiation emitted by a source moving relative toan observer as perceived by the observer: the shift is to higherfrequencies when the source approaches and to lower frequencieswhen it recedes.
to bestow or express excessive love or fondness habitually (usuallyfollowed by on or upon): They dote on their youngest daughter.
crazy or eccentric; feeble or unsteady in gait; very enthusiastic or infatuated (usually followed by about or over).
to search for underground supplies of water, metal, etc., by the useof a divining rod (a rod, especially a forked stick, commonly of hazel, supposed to be useful in locating underground water, metal deposits, etc.)
the male of the honeybee and other bees, stingless and making nohoney; unmanned aircraft; a person who lives on the labor of others; parasitic loafer.
something that is easy to do or accomplish:Fixing the car will be duck soup for anyone with the right tools.
the regular administration of the law, according to which no citizenmay be denied his or her legal rights and all laws must conform tofundamental, accepted legal principles, as the right of the accused toconfront his or her accusers.
any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of theability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory andvisual information.
a hard, heavy, durable wood, most highly prized when black, fromvarious tropical trees of the genus Diospyros, as D. ebenum ofsouthern India and Sri Lanka, used for cabinetwork, ornamentalobjects, etc.
unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; an effusive person.pouring out; overflowing.
to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke:
a person's manner of speaking or reading aloud in public:The actor's elocution is faultless.
to make lucid or clear; throw light upon; explain:
to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; comeforth; originate.
to free from restraint, influence, or the like; to free a slave
an order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchantships into or out of its ports.
pertaining to or in the state of an embryo; rudimentary; undeveloped.
French. in passing; by the way; a Move in the game of chess
to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and followedby of or sometimes with):
compulsion by threat or force; coercion; constraint.
to convert (a message, information, etc.) into code.
to impede or hinder; hamper; retard:
to attempt; try:
to provide with a permanent fund or source of income:to endow a college.
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
to occupy completely, as the mind or attention; absorb: Their discussion engrossed his attention. She is engrossed in herwork.
a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation:His disappearance is an enigma that has given rise to much speculation.; a person of puzzling or contradictory character:
outrageous or heinous character; atrociousness:the enormity of war crimes.
to move to rapture; delight beyond measure: We were enraptured by her singing.
a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially abusiness, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
to mention separately as if in counting; name one by one; specify, asin a list:
a focal point, as of activity: Manhattan's Chinatown is the epicenter of the city's Chinesecommunity.
of or like an epigram; terse and ingenious in expression.any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
a characterizing word or phrase firmly associated with a person orthing and often used in place of an actual name, title, or the like, as"man's best friend" for "dog.".
free from many changes or variations; uniform: an equable climate; an equable temperament.
a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces; equal balance between any powers, influences, etc.; equality of effect.The pressures of the situation caused her to lose her equilibrium.
the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator,making night and day of approximately equal length all over theearth and occurring about March 21 (vernal equinox or springequinox) and September 22 (autumnal equinox)
the act or state of eroding; state of being eroded.
a list of errors and their corrections inserted, usually on a separatepage or slip of paper, in a book or other publication; corrigenda.
to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid: to eschew evil.
the act or practice of spying.
to make one's own; adopt or embrace, as a cause.; to marry
the body of moral principles or values governing or distinctive of aparticular culture or group: the Christian ethic; the tribal ethic of the Zuni.
pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality;pertaining to right and wrong in conduct.
pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnicgroup) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language,or the like.
the elimination of an unwanted ethnic group or groups from asociety, as by genocide or forced emigration.
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially a setoration in honor of a deceased person.
a state of intense happiness and self-confidence: She was flooded with euphoria as she went to the podium to receiveher Student Research Award.
any process of formation or growth; development:the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane.
to develop gradually: to evolve a scheme.
by virtue of office or official position.
"to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate:He was exalted to the position of president.to praise; extol:
to make hollow by removing the inner part; make a hole or cavity in;form into a hollow, as by digging:The ground was excavated for a foundation.
a model or pattern to be copied or imitated: Washington is the exemplar of patriotic virtue.
to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number ofpeople: the summer exodus to the country and shore.
exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially inamount or extent; highly excessive: to charge an exorbitant price; exorbitant luxury.
to seek to expel (an evil spirit) by adjuration or religious or solemnceremonies: to exorcise a demon.
of foreign origin or character; not native; introduced from abroad,but not fully naturalized or acclimatized:exotic foods; exotic plants.unique
characterized by promptness; quick: an expeditious answer to an inquiry.
a person or thing that expounds, explains, or interprets: an exponent of modern theory in the arts.
done, spoken, performed, etc., without special advance preparation;impromptu: an extemporaneous speech.
to underestimate, underrate, or make light of: Do not extenuate the difficulties we are in.
no longer in existence; that has ended or died out: an extinct species of fish.
to wrest or wring (money, information, etc.) from a person byviolence, intimidation, or abuse of authority; obtain by force,torture, threat, or the like.to take illegally by reason of one's office.
being outside a thing; outward or external; operating or coming fromwithout: extrinsic influences.
to make easier or less difficult; help forward (an action, a process,etc.): Careful planning facilitates any kind of work.
an accomplished fact; a thing already done: The enemy's defeat was afait accompli long before the formalsurrender.
something considered to be unreal, weird, exotic, or grotesque.
excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: a fastidious eater.
foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner;silly.
physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail; a feeble mind
full of animation, energy, or courage; spirited; spunky; plucky: The champion is faced with a feisty challenger.
an expression of good wishes; congratulation.
to knock, strike, shoot, or cut down; cause to fall : to fell a moose; to fell a tree.
a person who has committed a felony.
low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh.