How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

94 terms

Inquiry Skills 2.1 Vocab

Semester 2, 1st Grading Period
STUDY
PLAY
solicitous
anxious or concerned
hamper
to prevent the movement or action of
astute
having sharp judgment
insipid
lacking flavor or zest; dull
vindictive
seeking revenge
terse
expressing much in few words
equivocal
uncertain, vague, misleading
irate
enraged
euphemism
the substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensive
intransigent
uncompromising
ambivalent
having opposing feelings; uncertain
arbitrary
determined by impulse or chance, without reason
stoic
seemingly unaffected by pleasure or pain
denigrate
to attach the reputation of
eradicate
to eliminate
acuity
sharper perception or vision
prudent
wise; careful
elusive
tending to escape
propagate
to transmit or cause to broaden or spread
exorbitant
excessive
atrophy
to waste away
contend
to compete; to argue
circumspect
cautious and wise
exacerbate
to make more severe
alleviate
to make more bearable
altruistic
unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others
disparity
the state of being different
vindicate
to clear of blame or suspicion
dearth
a scarce supply
utilitarian
having only a useful function; practical
pretentious
claiming unjust standing
profound
deep; far-reaching
compromise
to expose to danger or suspicion
coherent
logically connected, making sense
provocative
tending to stir anger or action
anachronistic
in the wrong time period
indict
to accuse of wrongdoing
impeccable
perfect
chronic
continuing or lingering
deride
to speak of or treat with cruelty
impede
to be or get in the way of
pompous
exaggeratedly self-important
contempt
a lack of respect and intense dislike
brazen
rudely bold
perspicacity
a high level of perception or understanding
jaded
weary, worn out
succint
precise expression using few words
mollify
to soften, to ease the anger of
invigorate
to give life or energy to
divulge
to make known, reveal
frivolous
unworthy of serious attention
cathartic
emotionally cleansing or relieving
dogged
stubbornly preserving
enervate
to weaken or drain of energy
dour
gloomy
vicarious
felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another
euphoria
a feeling of great happiness
apathetic
lacking in interest, concern, or emotion
enumerate
to specify individually; to count
resilient
able to recover promptly
exemplary
worthy of imitation
impetuous
impulsive; unthinking
opulent
rich or superior in quality
wary
on guard, cautious, watchful
complacent
self-satisfied to the point of inactivity
idiosyncratic
peculiar to an individual
cordial
friendly, warm, polite
avarice
greed
decry
to condemn openly
disdain
intense dislike
insolent
disrespectfully arrogant
gratuitous
unnecessary
steadfast
firm and dependable
somber
gloomy
pliable
easily bent of shaped
cognizant
aware
mitigate
to lessen in force or intensity
proliferate
to increase or spread at a rapid rate
heretical
characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
gregarious
sociable
conscientious
thorough and careful
frugal
careful with money, stingy
esteem
to value highly, respect
amorphous
lacking definite form
provincial
narrow-minded
evanescent
fading away
affluent
wealthy
capricious
impulsive, unpredictable
inherent
naturally occurring, essential
credible
believable
augment
to make greater in size or quantity
prevalent
widely occurring
luxurious
rich and superior in quality
indulge
to please or satisfy