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Elite Boot Camp Vocabulary 1-100

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pretense
(n) a false or misleading show of something
negligent
(adj) careless; inattentive
alacrity
(n) cheerful willingness; swiftness
dilemma
(n) a situation in which one must choose between two equally bad alternatives
archaeology
(n) the recovery and study of material evidence from the past
incredulous
(adj) disbelieving; skeptical
reign
(v) to rule, as by a monarch; to be prevalent
(n) the period of rule
strident
(adj) loud and shrill or grating
advocate
(v) to speak in support of something
habitat
(n) the place where a person or thing is ordinarily found
noisome
(adj) disgustingly offensive; foul
dogmatic
(adj) arrogantly asserting unproved principles
disperse
(v) to scatter in different directions
modest
(adj) limited in amount, extent, etc.
provincial
(adj) limited in perspective; unsophisticated
amnesty
(n) governmental pardon
assail
(v) to attack; to assault
exquisite
(adj) of extreme beauty or excellence
paleontology
(n) the study of fossils of life forms from the past
haughty
(adj) stuck-up; arrogant; snobbish
contract
(v) to reduce in size by drawing together
ethics
(n) the standards or rules governing proper conduct
insular
(adj) narrow in outlook; provincial
superficial
(adj) on the surface only; shallow; not thorough
veracious
(adj) honest; truthful
surmise
(v) to infer something by intuition or with slender evidence
(n) such an inference
inspire
(v) to have an animating effect upon; influence or impel
corrupt
(adj) marked by immorality; dishonest; containing errors (as in a text)
rustic
(adj) of or living in the country
emblematic
(adj) symbolic, representative of more
harrowing
(adj) very distressing; painful
allocate
(v) to set apart for a special purpose; designate
quest
(n) a pursuit or search
futile
(adj) having no useful result
harmonious
(adj) in agreement
prophecy
(n) a prediction
listless
(adj) having no interest in what is going on about one; languid; spiritless
dupe
(v) to deceive; to trick
(n) a person easily tricked
inclined
(adj) disposed willing
omen
(n) an indication of the futre
inherent
(adj) included as an essential part; intrinsic
pensive
(adj) thinking deeply or seriously, often of sad things
vitality
(n) the force that distinguishes life from death; exuberance
nonchalant
(adj) seemingly unconcerned or indifferent
affirmation
(n) a confident declaration of truth
quarry
(n) a hunted bird or animal; prey
chaste
(adj) pure; not engaging in sexual activity
flighty
(adj) unstable or easily excited
fervid
(adj) extremely emotional; passionate
biennial
(adj) happening every two years
juvenile
(adj) not fully grown; immature
modicum
(n) a small quantity
menace
(n) a threat
(v) to threaten
paucity
(n) smallness of number; scarcity
domestic
(adj) relating to the home or family; relating to one's own country
forthcoming
(adj) about to appear; available when needed; communicative
telling
(adj) strikingly effective
liberal
(adj) generous; giving freely
distraction
(n) mental distress; that which amuses or entertains
sporadic
(adj) occurring irregularly
propaganda
(n) material distributed by those in favor of a specific cause and reflecting their point of view
acclaim
(v) to praise enthusiastically, esp. publicly
brood
(v) to be deep in thought; to think over moodily and at length
compost
(n) a mixture of decaying organic matter (e.e., leaves, manure, etc.) used to improve soil
underhanded
(adj) sneaky
attract
(v) to pull towards; to stimulate interest
millennium
(n) a period of 1000 years
vicarious
(adj) felt as if one were taking part in the experiences of another
proliferate
(v) to grow or reproduce rapidly
oath
(n) a formal promise
temperate
(adj) consistent; moderate; without extremes
decisive
(adj) conclusive; beyond doubt; showing determination
marvel
(v) to be astonished or surprised; to wonder
transmit
(v) to send something out; to broadcast; to pass form one person to another
aristocracy
(n) a hereditary ruling class; a group considered to be superior to the others
vacuous
(adj) lacking substance or intelligence
supercilious
(adj) feeling or showing proud contempt
radical
(adj) favoring fundamental or extreme change; relating to roots or origins
diffuse
(v) to spread around or scatter
(adj) widely scattered
Olympian
(adj) majestic; God-like
outmoded
(adj) no longer in fashion
turmoil
(n) extreme confusion; uproar
arable
(adj) suitable for growing crops (of land)
hierarchy
(n) a ranking according to status or ability; a group having authority
junta
(n) a group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power
reprehensible
(adj) deserving to be severely criticized
rancorous
(adj) bitter and resentful
optimum
(adj) the most favorable point or condition
appropriate
(v) to set apart for a specific use; to take possession of, often without permission
lopsided
(adj) larger or shaped differently on one side than on another
abstract
(adj) without reference to specific instance or concrete existence; theoretical
(v) to remove
frivolous
(adj) of little importance
caustic
(adj) capable of burning or corroding by chemical action; bitingly sarcastic, cutting
secular
(adj) not religious; worldly
perennial
(adj) lasting through the years
laudable
(adj) worthy of praise
upset
(v) to overturn
lavish
(adj) generous; extravagant
lethargic
(adj) dull; sluggish; moving slowly
sanctuary
(n) a holy place; a place of refuge