100 terms

Elite Boot Camp Vocabulary 201-300

Words 201-300
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flora
(n) plants as a group, esp. of a specified region or time
tribulation
(n) great misery or distress
utilitarian
(adj) stressing practical use over other values
adhere
(v) to stick to; to be a firm follower
agreeable
(adj) pleasing or pleasant; willing or ready to consent
decorum
(n) polite behavior
scenario
(n) an outline for a planned series of events, either real or imagined; a summary of a work of fiction
exact
(v) to demand and obtain by force or authority
viable
(adj) able to live; capalbe of success
lachrymose
(adj) causing tears; weeping or inclined to weep
demeanor
(n) outward behavior, esp. that reveals one's personality or attitude
bulwark
(n) a wall or embankment used for a defensive fortification; something serving as a defense or safeguard, oft. figurative
intact
(adj) whole; with no part removed
propagate
(v) to multiply or reproduce; to transmit; to extend to a wider area
complex
(adj) having two or more interrelated parts; not simple
wield
(v) to handle (for example a tool); to exert (for example power)
deluge
(n) a great flood
rhetoric
(n) persuasive or artful use of language
tangent
(n) an abrupt digression or change of course
cite
(v) to refer to or quote
knack
(n) a specific talent for doing something, esp. one that is difficult to teach
minutiae
(n) trivial detail
discrete
(adj) individually distinct or separate
covet
(v) to desire strongly
caliber
(n) degree of worth or value
gaffe
(n) a clumsy social error
principal
(adj) of highest importance; chief
expedite
(v) to speed up
innovative
(adj) marked by a new or unusual way of doing things
contemplate
(v) to look at or think about carefully; to consider as a possibility
pale
(v) to decrease in relative importance
integral
(adj) essential; necessary to be complete
crop
(v) to cut or bite the ends off; to trim
become
(v) to be appropriate or suitable to; to look good with
digit
(n) a himan finger or toe
preeminent
(adj) superior in status or fame to all others, esp. as a generally recognized quality
cascade
(n) a waterfall or series of small waterfalls; a succession of stages, processes, or units
caveat
(n) a warning
hedge
(v) to protect against possible loss by taking compensatory measures; to avoid making a direct statement
vain
(adj) not producing the desired outcome;
worthless;
proud or conceited
ridicule
(v) to make fun of
ordeal
(n) an extremely difficult experience
congenial
(adj) suited to one's needs or nature; friendly; sympathetic
homely
(adj) unattractive, plain looking
transcend
(v) to go beyond or above the limits
elocution
(n) the art of public speaking, with attention to delivery
fruitful
(adj) producing much
acme
(n) the highest point, as of perfection
refuge
(n) a shelter or sanctuary
martial
(adj) warlike
querulous
(adj) inclined to find fault; complaining; full of complaint
flower
(v) to reach the best or most vigorous stage
marshal
(v) to arrange in order
elaborate
(adj) detailed carefully thorough
(v) to develop with care or at greater length
lewd
(adj) preoccupied with sex and sexual desire
hallowed
(adj) made or set apart as holy
hefty
(adj) heavy
milestone
(n) an important event
mortal
(adj) subject to death; causing death
ascertain
(v) to discover with certainty, as through examination
quixotic
(adj) foolishly idealistic; extravagantly chivalrous
indelible
(adj) incapable of being removed or erased
discern
(v) to perceive and understand so as to make distinctions
garner
(v0 to get or earn; collect or gather
insight
(n) the power to sense or understand something
slovenly
(adj) careless about one's own appearance
banal
(adj) dull or stale; commonplace
robust
(adj) strong and full of health
indignation
(n) anger aroused by something unjust or evil
contagious
(adj) transmissible by direct or indirect contact; likely to affect others
plausible
(adj) appearing worthy of belief or trust
hypothesis
(n) a tentative explanation; something assumed true for the sake of argument or investigation
exude
(v) to give off; to emit; to radiate
novel
(adj) strikingly new
auspicious
(adj) marked by favorable circumstances
luminous
(adj) emitting light, esp. self-generated; intellectually brilliant
indiscriminate
(adj) un-selective; random; unrestrained
memento
(n) a reminder or a souvenir
transient
(adj) passing with time; remaining only briefly
integrity
(n) moral or artistic honesty; strength of character
stifle
(v) to suffocate or smother
empirical
(adj) based on experience rather than a theory
best
(v) to defeat
dismay
(v) to destroy courage or resolution; to cause to lose enthusiasm, to disillusion
laconic
(adj) brief in speech; using few words
discreet
(adj) careful about what one says or does; prudent
catastrophe
(n) disaster; sudden misfortune
reverberate
(v) to reecho
excrete
(v) to separate (waste matter) and eliminate from the body
matrix
(n) a surrounding substance within which something else originates or is contained
scorn
(n) a feeling of contempt or disdain
obsequious
(adj) showing too great a willingness to serve or obey
amicable
(adj) showing friendliness or goowill
narcissistic
(adj) excessively interested in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, etc.
contiguous
(adj) sharing a common boundary; adjoining
desolate
(adj) left alone; lonely; deserted
own
(v) to admit, esp. taking personal responsibility for one's own actions or thoughts
giddy
(adj) dizzy; lightheaded
malfeasance
(n) wrongdoing, esp. by a public official
equanimity
(n) evenness of temper, esp. as a characteristic state