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Wordly Wise 3000; 2nd Edition; Book 10; Lessons 11-15

This is a mass list of the 75 vocabulary words we are responsible for on the English final. These are all the words from lesson 11 to 15. Enjoy!
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agrarian
adj. Having to do with farming or agriculture
burgeon
v. To grow an expand rapidly; to flourish
cataclysm
n. A sudden and violent change; a catastrophe
culinary
adj. Having to do with cooking
denigrate
v. To attack the reputation of; to criticize in a derogatory manner
gourmet
n. A person who likes fine food and is a good judge of its quality
adj.
grandiloquent
adj. Using lofty or pompous speech or expression
hybrid
n. 1. The offspring of two animals or plants of different species or varieties
2. Anything that is of mixed origin or composition
adj.
manifold
adj. Having many different kinds, forms, or parts
palatable
adj. Acceptable or pleasing, especially to the sense of taste
panacea
n. Something that is supposed to cure all ills or difficulties; a cure-all
plebeian
adj. Of or pertaining to the common people; common; unrefined
scourge
n. Something that causes great pain and suffering; a social evil
v. To punish severely, especially by whipping; to devastate
stalemate
n. A halt in a struggle because both sides are equally strong and neither side will give in; a deadlock
temperate
adj. Mild, moderate; restrained
aftermath
n. A consequence or result, often a negative one
aphorism
n. A short statement of truth or principle; a wise saying
catharsis
n. A releasing of the emotions, often through the arts, that brings about spiritual renewal or a relieving of tension
cohort
n. 1. A group that is moving or working together
2. One who assists another, especially in a dubious or criminal activity; an accomplice
culpable
adj. Deserving blame or censure
diabolical
adj. Devilish; wicked or evil
enormity
n. 1. The state or quality of being monstrous or outrageous
2. The state or quality of being huge, immense
gibe
v. To utter taunting, sarcastic words
n. The state or quality of being huge, immense
innocuous
adj. Harmless; unlikely to offend
necessitate
v. To require; to make necessary
odyssey
n. 1. A long, adventurous journey
2. An intellectual or spiritual quest
partisan
n. 1. A strong supporter or advocate
2. An armed fighter opposed to an occupying army
adj. Strongly biased in favor of a particular party, cause, or position
posterity
n. A person' descendants; future generations
premeditated
adj. Fully planned beforehand; deliberate
scurrilous
adj. Vulgar; coarsely abusive
adjunct
n. Something or someone joined or added to something else but not essentially a part of it
belie
v. To give a false impression of; to contradict
carnage
n. Great destruction of life; slaughter
dilemma
n. A problem that seems to have no satisfactory solution; a difficult choice
diverse
adj. Differing from one another; having various or distinct parts
eradicate
v. To get rid of; to uproot
flout
v. To ignore in a disrespectful or scornful way
foment
v. To stir up, to rouse; to instigate
insurrection
n. An open revolt against legal authority; a rebellion
mandatory
adj. Ordered by an authority; required
mitigate
v. To make or become less serious or severe; to ameliorate
pretext
n. An effort to conceal the real intention or state of affairs; an excuse
singular
adj. 1. Denoting to a single person or thing, contrasted to more than one
2. Extraordinary; exceptional
3. Strange or unusual
somnolent
adj. 1. Tending to cause sleepiness
2. Drowsy
stalwart
adj. 1. Strong; sturdy
2. Firm; resolute
abominate
v. To hate or loathe intensely
adj. 1. Detestable, loathsome
2. Disagreeable and unpleasant
abridge
v. To shorten in duration or extent; to diminish
animosity
n. Intense ill will
auspicious
adj. Favorable, promising
beleaguer
v. 1. To besiege; to surround with an army
2. To surround with troubles; to harass
confidant
n. A person to whom secrets are told
constituent
n. 1. One of the parts that make up a whole
2. A voter represented by a particular official
iniquitous
adj. Unjust; wicked
inure
v. To adjust to and accept unpleasant or undesirable conditions
inveigh
v. (used with against) To complain or protest strongly
predecessor
n. A person or thing that has held a position or office before another
sabotage
n. Acts that intentionally damage, hinder, or seek to discredit
v. To engage in intentionally damaging acts
sadistic
adj. Taking pleasure in causing pain
scathing
adj. Harshly critical
transpire
v. 1. To become apparent; to come to light
2. To happen or occur
aberration
n. 1. A departure from the norm or what is considered right, natural, or normal; a flaw or defect
2. The failure of a mirror or lens to reproduce an image in focus
antiquated
adj. Grown old; out-of-date; old-fashioned
celestial
adj. 1. Of or relating to the skies or heavens
2. Heavenly, divine; of the finest or highest kind
certitude
n. The state of being certain of the truth or rightness of something
disburse
v. To distribute something or pay out money, especially from a public or other fund
galaxy
n. 1. A vast cluster of stars and other matter, billions of which make up the known universe
2. A group of brilliant or notable people or things
intractable
adj. Hard to manage, tame, or control; stubborn; not easily cured
juncture
n. 1. A joining or coming together; the place where such a connection occurs
2. A point in time made critical by the timing of the circumstance
juxtapose
v. To place side by side
maelstrom
n. 1. A large and violent whirlpool or something resembling a whirlpool
2. A place or state of great turmoil or confusion
optimum
adj. Best or most favorable
pillory
v. To expose to public score or contempt
proliferate
v. To grow, expand, or multiply at a rapid rate
remiss
adj. Negligent; careless; lax
(usually followed by the word 'in')
titanic
adj. Marked by great strength, size, or influence