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54 terms

Vocab Final 2009

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adage
a proverb, wise saying
churlish
lacking politeness, good manners; rude
citadel
a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; fort, stronghold
collaborate
to work with, work together, team up, join forces
discordant
disagreeable in sound
enterprising
willing and able to start somthing new
frugal
thrifty, economical, avoiding waste and luxury
decree
(n.) a proclamation (v.) to proclaim
gingerly
(adj.,adv.) with extreme care or caution
glut
(v.) to provide more than is needed or wanted; (n.) an oversupply, surplus
relevant
connected with or related to the matter at hand
skittish
extremely nervous and easily frightened; unstable, undependable
tether
(n.) a rope or chain used to fasten somthing to a fixed object; (v.) to fasten with a rope or chain
unison
a sounding together, harmony; agreement or accord
vie
to compete; to strive for victory or superiority
willful
stubbornly self-willed, headstrong; done on purpose
annul
to reduce to nothing, cancel, nullify
bolster
(v.) to support, give a boost to; (n.) a long pillow or cushion
deplore
to feel or express regret or disapproval, lament
muster
(v.) to bring together for service or battle; (n.) a list of men for military service
nonentity
a person or thing of no importance, nobody
ethical
virtous, having to do with morals, values, right and wrong
facetious
humorus, not meant seriously
inaudible
not able to be heard
indiscriminate
without restraint or control; unselective
intrigue
(n.) crafty dealings, conspiracy; (v.) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or exite the curiosity
plausible
appearing true, reasonable, or fair; believable
pseudonym
a pen name, name assumed by a writer
purge
(v.) to wash away impurities; (n.) the process of getting rid of someone or something decisively
rehabilitate
to make over in good form; rebuild
resolute
bold, steadfast, determined; firm
scapegoat
a person or thing carrying the blame for others
acme
the highest point
attribute
(n.) a trait; (v.) to assign to, credit with
convey
to transport; to transmit; to communicate
doctrine
a belief, principle, or teaching
excise
(v.) to remove by cutting; (n.) an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service
exotic
foreign, strange; strikingly unusual
fervent
very earnest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot
gaunt
thin and bony, starved looking
infiltrate
to pass through or gain entrance gradually or stealthily, penetrate, sneak in
nullify
to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out, invalidate, annul
plummet
(v.) to plunge straight down; (n.) a weight fastened to a line
proclaim
to declare publicly or officially
predominant
the greatest in strength or power ;chief, major, most common, main
prodigy
genius; a child or young person with extraordinary abitity or talent
recluse
a loner, hermit, a person who lives a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
pertinent
relevant, related to the matter at hand, to the point
penal
having to do with punishment
renown
reputation, fame, prestige, glory
retentive
able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily
frivolous
of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
invalidate
to make valueless, take away all force or effect
legendary
described in well-known stories; existing in legends rather than in real life; mythical