English Midterm Vocabulary Workshop

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Adherent
(n.) a follower, supporter
(adj.) attached, sticking to
Admonish
(v.) to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of duty
Apex
(n.) the highest point, tip
Arbitrary
(adj.) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness
Arduous
(adj.) hard to do, requiring much effort
Assimilate
(v.) to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully
Atone
(v.) to make up for
Auspicious
(adj.) favorable, fortunate
Biased
(adj.) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
Catalyst
(n.) a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change
Circumspect
(adj.) careful, cautious
Compensate
(v.) to make up for; to repay for services
Condone
(v.) to pardon or overlook
Cumbersome
(adj.) clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
Defray
(v.) to pay for
Diffuse
(v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely
(adj.) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
Doleful
(adj.) sad; dreary
Erratic
(adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable
Exorbitant
(adj.) unreasonably high; excessive
Fabricate
(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
Facilitate
(v.) to make easier; to assist
Incessant
(adj.) never stopping, going on all the time
Incorrigible
(adj.) not able to be corrected; beyond control
Intrepid
(adj.) very brave, fearless, unshakable
Intricate
(adj.) complicated; difficult to understand
Irate
(adj.) angry
Jeer
(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly
(n.) a rude remark of derision
Latent
(adj.) hidden, present but not realized
Lucid
(adj.) easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
Lucrative
(adj.) bringing in money; profitable
Meander
(v.) to wnader about, wind about
(n.) a sharp turn or twist
Morose
(adj.) having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable
Momentous
(adj.) very important
Pensive
(adj.) thoughtful, melacholy
Perilous
(adj.) dangerous
Pompous
(adj.) overly self-importantin speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
Posthumous
(adj.) occuring or published after death
Predispose
(v.) to incline to beforehand
Prim
(adj.) overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
Proliferate
(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
Reprieve
(n.) to make right, correct
Sardonic
(adj.) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
Spasmodic
(adj.) sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
Succumb
(v.) to give away to superior force, yield
Superfluous
(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
Surmount
(v.) to overcome, rise above
Tenacious
(adj.) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent
Terse
(adj.) brief and to the point
Trite
(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale