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Improving Vocabulary Chapter 22
Commemorate
Complacent
Consensus
Deplete
To honor the memory of someone or something, as with a ceremo…
Self-satisfied, feeling too much satisfaction with oneself or…
An opinion held by everyone (or almost everyone) involved
To use up
Commemorate
To honor the memory of someone or something, as with a ceremo…
Complacent
Self-satisfied, feeling too much satisfaction with oneself or…
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 18
cor, cour
di-, du-
-dom
-fy
heart
two, double
state of being, condition
cause to become, make
cor, cour
heart
di-, du-
two, double
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 21
Credible
Cursory
Designate
Deviate
believable
Done quickly without attention to detail
to name to an office or duty; appoint
to turn aside or stray, as from a path, direction or standard
Credible
believable
Cursory
Done quickly without attention to detail
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 20
Endow
Disdain
Expulsion
Ominous
to provide with a talent or quality
An Attitude or feeling of contempt; scorn
The act or condition of being forced to leave
Threatening harm or evil
Endow
to provide with a talent or quality
Disdain
An Attitude or feeling of contempt; scorn
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 11
Blatent
Blight
Contrive
Garble
very obvious, often offensively so
something that weakens, damages, or destroys
to plan clevely; think up
to mix up or confuse (as a story or message); scramble
Blatent
very obvious, often offensively so
Blight
something that weakens, damages, or destroys
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 15
Abstain
Affiliate
agnostic
aspire
to hold onesself back from something: refrain
to associate or join
does not know whether one can believe in God
to strongly desire, to be ambitious
Abstain
to hold onesself back from something: refrain
Affiliate
to associate or join
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 14
alleviate
benefactor
covert
cynic
to relieve; make easier to endure
a person or organization that gives help, especially financia…
secret; hidden
a person who believes the worst of people's behavior and moti…
alleviate
to relieve; make easier to endure
benefactor
a person or organization that gives help, especially financia…
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 16
Charisma
Contemporary
Contend
Conversely
The quality of a leader which captures great popular devotion…
Modern: up-to-date
To state to be so; claim, affirm
In an opposite manner; in an altogether different way
Charisma
The quality of a leader which captures great popular devotion…
Contemporary
Modern: up-to-date
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 13
curtail
devastate
digress
incentive
to cut short or reduce
to upset deeply; overwhelm
to turn aside, or stray, especially from the main topic in sp…
something that moves one to take action or work harder, a mot…
curtail
to cut short or reduce
devastate
to upset deeply; overwhelm
Improving Vocabulary Unit 2
curt
demoralize
dilemma
inclination
Rudely brief when speaking to somone; abrupt
To lower the spirits of; weaken the confidence or cheerfullne…
A situation requiring a difficult choice
A tendency, or preference, to think, act, or behave in a cert…
curt
Rudely brief when speaking to somone; abrupt
demoralize
To lower the spirits of; weaken the confidence or cheerfullne…
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Improving Vocabulary
deterrent
implication
inequity
infirmity
something that discourages; hindrance, prevent
The act of suggesting or hinting, a suggestion
an injustice
(n.) a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral, etc.), d…
deterrent
something that discourages; hindrance, prevent
implication
The act of suggesting or hinting, a suggestion
10 terms
improving vocabulary
averse
detract
disdain
divulge
(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
(v.) to take away from; reduce in value or reputation
(v.) to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully; (n.) a fe…
(v.) to tell, reveal; to make public
averse
(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
detract
(v.) to take away from; reduce in value or reputation
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improving vocabulary
benign
blase
comprise
condescend
(adj.) gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favor…
(adj.) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many…
(v.) to include or contain; to be made up of
(v.) to come down or stoop voluntarily to a lower level; to d…
benign
(adj.) gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favor…
blase
(adj.) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many…
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary Ch 8
attest
attribute
discern
dispatch
to make a statement about something; to testify
a quality or feature of a person or thing
to recognize; detect
to send to a specific place or on specific business
attest
to make a statement about something; to testify
attribute
a quality or feature of a person or thing
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary Ch 11
blatant
blight
contrive
garble
very obvious, often offensively
something that weakens, damages, or destroys
to plan cleverly; think up
to mix up or confuse; scramble
blatant
very obvious, often offensively
blight
something that weakens, damages, or destroys
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Improving Vocabulary Ch 13
curtail
devastate
digress
incentive
to cut short or reduce
to upset deeply; overwhelm
to turn aside, or stray, especially from the main topic
something that moves one to take an action; a motivation
curtail
to cut short or reduce
devastate
to upset deeply; overwhelm
10 terms
CH 27 Improving Vocabulary
cryptic
deficient
depict
detrimental
adjective; having a vague or hidden meaning; mysterious
adjective; lacking something essential; inadequate; insuffici…
verb; to represent in pictures or words; describe
adjective; harmful; causing damage
cryptic
adjective; having a vague or hidden meaning; mysterious
deficient
adjective; lacking something essential; inadequate; insuffici…
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Improving Vocabulary, Chapter 14
alleviate
benefactor
covert
cynic
to relieve; make easier to endure
a person or organization that gives help, especially financia…
secret; hidden
a person who believes the worst of people's behavior and moti…
alleviate
to relieve; make easier to endure
benefactor
a person or organization that gives help, especially financia…
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary Ch 2
curt
demoralize
dilemma
inclination
rudely brief when speaking to someone
to lower the spirits of; weaken the confidence or cheerfulnes…
a situation requiring a difficult choice
a tendency to think, act, or behave in a certain way; a leaning
curt
rudely brief when speaking to someone
demoralize
to lower the spirits of; weaken the confidence or cheerfulnes…
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CH 25 Improving Vocabulary
devoid
implore
infuriate
intimidate
adjective; completely lacking
verb; to beg or plead
verb; to anger greatly
verb; to make timid or afraid; to frighten
devoid
adjective; completely lacking
implore
verb; to beg or plead
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Improving Vocabulary Ch 16
charisma
contemporary
contend
conversely
personal magnetism; charm
modern; up-to-date
to state to be so; claim; affirm
in an opposite manner
charisma
personal magnetism; charm
contemporary
modern; up-to-date
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Improving Vocabulary Ch 5
allusion
altruistic
appease
arbitrary
an indirect reference
unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others; unselfish
to calm, especially by giving in to the demands of
determined by personal judgment not rule or reason; based on…
allusion
an indirect reference
altruistic
unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others; unselfish
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Improving Vocabulary Ch 9
concurrent
confiscate
constitute
decipher
happening or existing at the same time; simultaneous
to seize with authority; legally take possession of
to make up; be the parts of
to interpret or read (something confusing or hard to make out)
concurrent
happening or existing at the same time; simultaneous
confiscate
to seize with authority; legally take possession of
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Improving Vocabulary Ch 10
degenerate
implausible
incoherent
intercede
to worsen; deteriorate
difficult to believe; unlikely
unable to speak in an orderly, logical way
to make a request or plead on behalf of someone else
degenerate
to worsen; deteriorate
implausible
difficult to believe; unlikely
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Improving Vocabulary Ch 7
calamity
comprehensive
conventional
flagrant
an event bringing great loss and misery
including all or much
customary; ordinary
shockingly obvious; outrageous
calamity
an event bringing great loss and misery
comprehensive
including all or much
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 12
-ate
bio-
claim, clam
Fin
cause to become
life: of living things
Call, Cry out
end
-ate
cause to become
bio-
life: of living things
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary Ch 15
abstain
affiliate
agnostic
aspire
to hold oneself back from something; refrain
to associate; join
a person who believes we cannot know whether or not there is…
to strongly desire; to be ambitious (to do something or to ge…
abstain
to hold oneself back from something; refrain
affiliate
to associate; join
10 terms
CH 30 Improving Vocabulary
aloof
ambivalent
augment
dispel
adjective; cool and reserved; distant in personal relations
adjective; having conflicting feelings about someone or somet…
verb; to increase; make greater, as in strength or quantity
verb; to drive away as if by scattering; cause to vanish
aloof
adjective; cool and reserved; distant in personal relations
ambivalent
adjective; having conflicting feelings about someone or somet…
10 terms
CH 26 Improving Vocabulary
condone
contemplate
feasible
feign
verb; to forgive or overlook
verb; to think about seriosuly
adjective; possible; able to be done
verb; to pretend or give a false show of
condone
verb; to forgive or overlook
contemplate
verb; to think about seriosuly
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CH 29 Improving Vocabulary
avid
dwindle
esteem
evoke
adjective; enthusiastic; devoted; eager
verb; to gradually lesson or shrink
noun; high regard; respect; favorable opinion
verb; to draw forth, as a mental image or a feeling
avid
adjective; enthusiastic; devoted; eager
dwindle
verb; to gradually lesson or shrink
10 terms
Chapter 24 Improving Vocabulary
aster-, astro-
contra-
-er, -or
-gamy
star; outer space
against; opposing; contrasting
someone who (does something)
marriage
aster-, astro-
star; outer space
contra-
against; opposing; contrasting
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Improving Vocabulary: CH 19
benign
blase'
comprise
condescend
adjective; kindly; gentle
adjective; unexcited or bored about something already experie…
verb; to consist of; include
verb; to do something one feels is beneath oneself
benign
adjective; kindly; gentle
blase'
adjective; unexcited or bored about something already experie…
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary Ch 3
acclaim
adjacent
elicit
engross
great praise or applause; enthusiastic approval
close; next (to something)
to draw forth
to hold the full attention of; absorb
acclaim
great praise or applause; enthusiastic approval
adjacent
close; next (to something)
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Improving Vocabulary Ch 1
absolve
adamant
amiable
amoral
to find innocent or blameless
not giving in; stubborn; firm
good-natured; friendly and pleasant
lacking a moral sense; without principles
absolve
to find innocent or blameless
adamant
not giving in; stubborn; firm
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 17
Congenial
Flippant
Impasse
perception
agreeable or pleasant in character, friendly, sociable
Disrespectful and not serious enough
a situation with no way out; dead end
insight or understanding gained through observation: impression
Congenial
agreeable or pleasant in character, friendly, sociable
Flippant
Disrespectful and not serious enough
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CH 22: Improving Vocabulary
commemorate
complacent
consensus
deplete
verb; to honor the memory of someone or something, as with a…
adjective; self-satisfied; feeling too much satisfaction with…
noun; an opinion held by everyone (or almost everyone) involved
verb; to use up
commemorate
verb; to honor the memory of someone or something, as with a…
complacent
adjective; self-satisfied; feeling too much satisfaction with…
10 terms
Chapter 9 Improving Vocabulary
constitutes
default
predominant
prerequisite
to make up; be the parts of
to fail to do something required
most common or most noticeable
something required beforehand
constitutes
to make up; be the parts of
default
to fail to do something required
Chapter 9, Improving Vocabulary
concurrent
confiscate
constitute
decipher
happening or occuring at the same time; simultaneous
to seize with authority; Legally take possession of
to make up, be the parts of
to interpret or read (something confusing or hard to look at)
concurrent
happening or occuring at the same time; simultaneous
confiscate
to seize with authority; Legally take possession of
10 terms
CH 28 Improving Vocabulary
constrict
exhaustive
fallible
formulate
verb; to make smaller or narrower, as by squeezing
adjective; covering all possible details; complete; thorough
adjective; capable of making an error
verb; to plan or express in an orderly way
constrict
verb; to make smaller or narrower, as by squeezing
exhaustive
adjective; covering all possible details; complete; thorough
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary Ch 4
deterrent
implication
inequity
infirmity
something that discourages or prevents a certain action
an idea that is communicated indirectly, through a suggestion…
injustice; unfairness; an instance of injustice
a physical weakness or defect; ailment
deterrent
something that discourages or prevents a certain action
implication
an idea that is communicated indirectly, through a suggestion…
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary Ch 17
congenial
flippant
impasse
perception
agreeable in character; friendly
disrespectful and not serious enough; rude
a situation with no way out; dead end
insight or understanding gained through observation; a view
congenial
agreeable in character; friendly
flippant
disrespectful and not serious enough; rude
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary Ch 14
alleviate
benefactor
covert
cynic
to relieve; make easier to endure
a person or organization that gives help, especially financia…
secret; hidden
a person who believes the worst of people's behavior/motives
alleviate
to relieve; make easier to endure
benefactor
a person or organization that gives help, especially financia…
10 terms
CH 16 Improving Vocabulary
charisma
contemporary
contend
conversely
noun; the quality of a leader which captures great popular de…
adjective; modern; up-to-date
verb; claim; affirm
adverb; in an opposite manner
charisma
noun; the quality of a leader which captures great popular de…
contemporary
adjective; modern; up-to-date
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Chapter 23: Improving Vocabulary
bizarre
conducive
falter
flaunt
adjective; dramatically unusual, as in manner or appearance;…
adjective; tending to promote or bring about
verb; to act or speak with uncertainty; hesitate
verb; to show something off
bizarre
adjective; dramatically unusual, as in manner or appearance;…
conducive
adjective; tending to promote or bring about
10 terms
CH 21: Improving Vocabulary
credible
cursory
designate
deviate
adjective; believable
adjective; done quickly and without attention to detail
verb; to name an office or duty; to assign
verb; to turn aside or stray, as from a path, direction, or s…
credible
adjective; believable
cursory
adjective; done quickly and without attention to detail
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary: Chapter 7
calamity
comprehensive
conventional
flagrant
an event involving great loss and misery
taking everything into account
ordinary
outrageous
calamity
an event involving great loss and misery
comprehensive
taking everything into account
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Chapter 13: Improving Vocabulary
curtail
devastate
digress
incentive
verb; to cut short or reduce
verb; to upset deeply; to overwhelm
verb; to turn aside or stray, especially from the main topic…
noun; something that moves one to take action or work harder;…
curtail
verb; to cut short or reduce
devastate
verb; to upset deeply; to overwhelm
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary Chapter 9
concurrent
confiscate
constitute
decipher
(adj.) happening or existing at the same time; ... simultaneous
(v.) to seize with authority; legally take possession of
(v.) to make up; be the parts of; to form
(v.) to decode; to figure out
concurrent
(adj.) happening or existing at the same time; ... simultaneous
confiscate
(v.) to seize with authority; legally take possession of
10 terms
Improving Vocabulary: Chapter 16
charisma
contemporary
contend
conversely
personal appeal
today's
to declare
in contrast
charisma
personal appeal
contemporary
today's
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Improving Vocabulary: CH 18
cor, cour
di-, du-
-dom
-fy
Heart
Two; double
State of being; condition
Cause to become; make
cor, cour
Heart
di-, du-
Two; double
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