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Vocab Units 4-6 Review

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affiliated
associated, connected
ascertain
to find out
attainment
an accomplishment, the act of achieving
bequeath
to give or pass on as an inheritance
cogent
forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
converge
to move toward one point, approach nearer together
disperse
to scatter, spread far and wide
esteem
to regard highly; a highly favorable opinion or judgement
expunge
to erase, obliterate, destroy
finite
having limits; lasting for a limited time
invulnerable
not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
malevolent
spiteful, showing ill will
nonchalant
cool and confident, unconcerned
omniscient
knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
panacea
a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
scrupulous
exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
skulk
to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
supercilious
proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
uncanny
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
venial
easily excused; pardonable
altruistic
unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent
to express agreement, agreement
benefactor
one who does good to others
chivalrous
marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency
mercy, humaneness, mildness, moderateness
dearth
a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident
shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy
a difference; a lack of agreement
embark
to go aboard; to make a start; to invest
facile
easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
indomitable
unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible
free from error; absolutely dependable
plod
to walk heavily or slowly' to work slowly
pungent
causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss
neglectful in performance of one's duty, carelessness
repose
to rest; lie; place; relaxation, peace of mind, calmness
temerity
rashness, boldness
truculent
fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned
sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
extremely poisonous, full of malice; spiteful
accede
to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
brandish
to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
comprise
to include or contain; to be made of
deft
skillful, nimble
destitute
deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
explicit
definite, clearly stated
extirpate
to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
inopportune
coming at a bad time; not appropriate
ironic
suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony; sarcastic
musty
stale, moldy; out-of-date
officious
meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
ominous
unfavorable, threatening, of a bad omen
pinnacle
a high peak or point
premeditated
considered beforehand, deliberately planned
rampant
growing without check, running wild
solace
comfort, relief; to comfort, console
stately
dignified, majestic
supple
bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
suppress
to stop by force, put down
venal
open to or marked by bribery or corruption