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English II- Vocabulary for the Test
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(noun)a light or humorous attitude, especially toward something that should be taken seriously.
(adjective)rational; dealing with matters practically.
(noun)the belief that pleasure is the most important thing in life; the seeking of pleasure.
(noun)a short, interesting story of some event or person.
(verb)to spend extravagantly or wastefully
(noun)a remedy that counteracts a poison or relieves an unpleasant effect.
(noun)briefness; shortness of duration
(adjective)covering something completely.
(verb)verb to ease; to make less painful.
(adjective)feeling intense joy.
a beginner; someone who is new to a field.
(verb)bring back youthful appearance of.
adjective- harmful to one's health
(adjective)unselfish; showing concern for others.
(adjective)stingy; sparing in one's use of money or resources
(adjective)easily deceived; fooled or tricked.
(adjective)deserving of strong criticism or disapproval.
(adjective)continuing without interruption
(verb)to show off proudly in order to impress others
(adj.)- seemingly reasonable, valid, or truthful
(verb)- to make easier
(adj.)- holding stubbornly to one's opinion or course of action
(adj.)- making a showy display meant to impress others
(noun)- smallness of number or quantity
(adj.)- showing careful attention to details; difficult to please
(verb)- to bring on an emotion or action
(adj.)- advantageous to one's own interest rather than being fair or correct
(verb)- to speak of another's accomplishments as small or unimportant
adj- heavy; clumsy because of weight
adj- brief; to the point
(adjective)- claiming great importance to impress others
noun -a social outcast;a person rejected by others
(adjective)- having mixed feelings towards an object or situation
verb- to approve or confirm
(adjective)- having a bad smell or taste
verb- to weaken; to lessen the strength of
(adjective)- rich; wealthy; abundant
verb- to fascinate; to hold in a spell
(adjective)- capable in a number of fields or skills
noun- a scarcity; lack; inadequate supply
(verb)- to bring out; to cause to be revealed
adj- hard to overcome; impressive
(verb)- to regret or disagree with
adj- dirty;wretchedly poor in appearance
(verb)- misunderstand; mistake the meaning of
adjective- refusing to obey; difficult to manage
(noun, adjective)- a person who opposes violence and war
(noun)- a mannerism or trait peculiar to one person
(noun)- The art of good cooking; indulgence in good eating
(adjective)- Ferocious; cruel; inhuman
(adjective)- Crafty; sly, cunning
(verb)- To degrade, put down, debase, humble
(adjective)- Daring, bold
(adjective)- Producing profit or wealth
(noun)- To dwell temporarily. A brief visit or stay
(verb)- to seem to give off or radiate (happiness, etc.)
(noun)- One who acts independently of or contrary to the will or normal behavior of a group; a rebel
(adjective)- (after Hercules)- exceptionally large or strong; requiring great effort or courage
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