30 terms

Vocabulary Assessment #2 (Lists 4-6)

STUDY
PLAY
accolade
an award, honor; approval, praise
grandiloquent
attempting to impress with big words or grand gestures
caucus
a meeting of the members of a political party to make decisions
dromedary
a one-humped domesticated camel
demonic
persistent force or drive
noxious
physically or mentally harmful
proficient
skillful; very good at something
harangue
to lecture or berate
atrophy
to wither away
myriad
an extremely large number
queue
to form a line or wait in line
gossamer
a sheer, gauzy fabric
cower
cringe from fear; to shrink away
irascible
easily angered, irritable
giddy
lightheaded, dizzy, frivolous
chronic
continuing for a long time; continuous
endure
to carry on despite hardships; to put up with
aptitude
capacity for learning; natural ability
harrowing
disturbing or frightening
laconic
brief, using few words
propulsive
having power to propel or push forward
enrage
to put in a rage; infuriate, anger
cranny
a small opening as in a wall or rock face
cubism
a style of art in which the subject matter is portrayed by geometric forms, especially cubes
askew
crooked; awry
girth
the distance around something
ambiance
mood, feeling; general atmosphere
ballistics
the study of the dynamics or flight characteristics of projectiles
coterie
a circle of close associates or friends
lassitude
listlessness; torpor, weariness