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English 101 Final Exam

Barbarisms Coloquialisms Vocabulary
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comprise
to be made up of
constitute
to make up
include
to contain
convince
to compel assent or belief by argument
persuade
to influence to a decision or sourse of action
imply
suggests
indicates directly
infer
draws a conclusion
DO NOT write: can't hardly
WRITE: can hardly
DO NOT write: equally as....as
WRITE: equally...with
as.....as
DO NOT write: most favorite
WRITE: favorite
differ from
to be dissimilar
differ with
to disagree with
fewer
the countable
less
the uncountable
DO NOT write: very unique
WRITE: very unusual, incredibly strange, almost unique, or nearly unique
continual
recurring at intervals
continuous
continuing without interruption
farther
literal distance
further
figurative distance or extent
DO NOT use "feel" loosely; use "think" or "believe" instead
use "feel" for nonrational perceptions or impressions
can
ability
may
denote permission
DO NOT use "most perfect" or "very parrallel"
WRITE: "almost perfect" and "very nearly parrallel"
DO NOT use "nice"
USE: enjoyable, etc
disinterested
impartial
uninterested
without curiosity, care, concern
DO NOT use "expect"
...for "presume" or "suppose"
practical
useful, nontheoretical
practicable
feasible, capable of being done
practically
in a way that is practical
DO NOT use "due to"
...for "because of"
repugnant
opposed, esp, reciprocally opposed; excited distaste or aversion
polyglot
able to speak or write several languages
contiguous
in close proximity without actually touching
complement
something that completes or makes perfect
disparage
belittle; speak slightingly of; to lower esteem
enigmatic
mysterious; perplexing
milieu
surroundings, esp of a social or cultural nature
indigenous
innate, inherent, natural; originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country
vitriolic
very caustic; scathing
pedantry
display of narrow-minded and trivial scholarship; unimaginative and arbitrary adherence to rules
anachronism
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronolical time
veritable
being truly or very much so
prodigal
addicted to wasteful expenditure, as of money, time, or strength; yielding in profusion; bountiful
forte
one's strong point; orig, the strong part of the blade of a sword from the middle to the hilt
canon
a rule or law; an established rule or principle; a standard for judgement
self-abnegation
self-denial or self-sacrifice
conciliatory
tending to conciliate; intended to placate or reconcile
extirpate
to destroy completely, abolish; more violent than eradicate
ostracism
exclusion, by general consent, from social acceptance, priviledges, friendship, etc.
audacious
extremely bad or daring
spector
a ghost, an appatrition; any object of fear or dread
sporadic
occassional; occurring at irregular intervals
compunction
a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for wrong doing
subterfuge
an artifice or expendient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc
duplicity
deceitful in speech or content
debacle
a sudden and disastrous breakdown or collapse; ruin, rout
erudition
knowledge acquired by study, research, etc; learning scholarship
deference
a yielding in opinion, judgement, wishes, etc; a courteous regard or respect
exigency
urgency; emergency
reprehensible
deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy
ignominious
discreditable; humiliating
twit
to taunt, tease, ridicule, etc with reference to anything embarrassing
extant
in existence; still existing, not destroyed or lost
callous
made hard; hardened; insensitive, indifferent; un sympathetic
ethics
a system of moral principles or values
metaphysical
concerned with first principles and ultimate grounds; concerned with abstract thought or subjects; highly abstract or abtruse
incredulous
indicating of showing unbelief
stultifying
causing to appear foolish or ridiculous; rendering absurdly or wholly ineffectual
exorbitant
exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason; away from its track
arduous
requiring great exertion; hard to endure
endemic
belonging exclusively or confined to a province; narrowness
continuum
something that is continuous, of which no separate parts are discernible; a continuous extent or whole
periphery
the external boundary of any surface of area
entrepreneur
a person who organizes and manages an enterprise