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English 3CP Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 8
liability
clandestine
incongruous
contingency
something that acts as a disadvantage; a drawback
done in secret; kept hidden
out of place; having parts that are not in harmony or that ar…
a possible future event that must be prepared for or guarded…
liability
something that acts as a disadvantage; a drawback
clandestine
done in secret; kept hidden
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills-Chapter 9
depreciate
indiscriminate
sedentary
tenet
Verb: to fall or decrease in value or price; to lower the value
Adjective: not chosen carefully; not based on careful selection
Adjective: marked by much sitting; requiring or taking little…
Noun: an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true
depreciate
Verb: to fall or decrease in value or price; to lower the value
indiscriminate
Adjective: not chosen carefully; not based on careful selection
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Unit 1
detriment
dexterous
discretion
facetious
Something that causes damage, harm, or loss
Skillful in using the hands or body
Careful about moral standards; conscientious
Humorous; playfully joking
detriment
Something that causes damage, harm, or loss
dexterous
Skillful in using the hands or body
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 3
juxtapose
lethargy
ambiguous
inane
(v) to place close together, especially in order to compare o…
(n) a great lack of energy; inactivity due to laziness; slugg…
(adj) able to be interpreted in more than one way; not clear
(adj) without sense or meaning; foolish
juxtapose
(v) to place close together, especially in order to compare o…
lethargy
(n) a great lack of energy; inactivity due to laziness; slugg…
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills - Chapter 2
Collaborate
Instigate
Scoff
Squelch
(v) to act as a team... --to work together on a project... --to coo…
(v) to cause... --to bring about by moving others to action... --to…
(v) to laugh at... --to make fun of... --to mock... --to refuse to tak…
(v) to hold back... --to silence or suppress... --to crush
Collaborate
(v) to act as a team... --to work together on a project... --to coo…
Instigate
(v) to cause... --to bring about by moving others to action... --to…
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 7
tenet
terse
nebulous
relegate
a belief or principle held to be true by an individual or group
brief and clear; effectively concise
vague; unclear
to assign to a less important satisfying position, place, or…
tenet
a belief or principle held to be true by an individual or group
terse
brief and clear; effectively concise
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 8
liability
clandestine
incongruous
contingency
something that acts as a disadvantage; a drawback
done in secret; kept hidden
out of place; having parts that are not in harmony or that ar…
a possible future event that must be prepared for or guarded…
liability
something that acts as a disadvantage; a drawback
clandestine
done in secret; kept hidden
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 1
facetious
ostentatious
optimum
detriment
Humorous; playfully joking
Meant to impress others; flashy
Best; most favorable; most desirable
Something that causes damage, harm, or loss
facetious
Humorous; playfully joking
ostentatious
Meant to impress others; flashy
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 1
detriment
dexterous
discretion
facetious
something that causes damage, harm, or loss
skillful in using hands or body
good judgement or tact in actions or speaking
humorous; playfully joking
detriment
something that causes damage, harm, or loss
dexterous
skillful in using hands or body
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills 22
assimilate
belligerent
demeanor
denunciation
(v) to be absorbed; to become more similar to a larger whole
(adj) quarrelsome; quick or eager to argue or fight
(n) behavior; conduct; outward behavior
(n) criticism; a strong expression of disapproval
assimilate
(v) to be absorbed; to become more similar to a larger whole
belligerent
(adj) quarrelsome; quick or eager to argue or fight
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 4
relinquish
impetuous
maudlin
berate
to surrender
done or acting in a hurry, with little thought
tearfully sentimental
to criticize or scold harshly
relinquish
to surrender
impetuous
done or acting in a hurry, with little thought
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills-4
berate
estrange
euphoric
impetuous
To scold angily
To drive away, alienate
Very happy, over joyed
Impulsive, done in a hurry
berate
To scold angily
estrange
To drive away, alienate
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills-3
ambiguous
dissident
embellish
fritter
Unclear
A rebel
To decorate
To waste
ambiguous
Unclear
dissident
A rebel
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 21
Decorum
Espouse
Exhilaration
Exorbitant
Correctness in Behavior and manners; standards or conventions…
To support, argue for, or adopt (an idea or cause)
Cheerfulness; High spirits
Excessive, especially in amount, cost, or price; beyond what…
Decorum
Correctness in Behavior and manners; standards or conventions…
Espouse
To support, argue for, or adopt (an idea or cause)
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 16
entrepreneur
adept
stint
presumptuous
(n) a person who organizes, manages, and takes the risks of s…
(adj) Highly skilled; expert
(n) a specific period of work or service; amount of time spent
(adj) too bold; overly confident
entrepreneur
(n) a person who organizes, manages, and takes the risks of s…
adept
(adj) Highly skilled; expert
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 11
liability
clandestine
incongruous
contingency
(n) something that acts as a disadvantage; a drawback
(adj) done in secret; kept hidden
(adj) out of place; having parts that are not in harmony or t…
(n) a possible future event that must be prepared for or guar…
liability
(n) something that acts as a disadvantage; a drawback
clandestine
(adj) done in secret; kept hidden
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Chapter 23 Advancing Vocabulary Skills
Analogy
Annihilate
Criterion
Emanate
(n.) A comparison of two different things that are alike in s…
(v.) To destroy completely
(n.) a rule, test; a standard for judgment or evaluation
(v.) To flow or come out from a source; come forth
Analogy
(n.) A comparison of two different things that are alike in s…
Annihilate
(v.) To destroy completely
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 5
dormant
disseminate
irrevocable
proliferation
(adj) inactive; alive but not actively growing, as if asleep
(v) to spread or scatter widely; distribute
(adj) not able to be canceled or undone; irreversible
(n) a rapid spread or increase
dormant
(adj) inactive; alive but not actively growing, as if asleep
disseminate
(v) to spread or scatter widely; distribute
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 6
vit, viv
extra-
chron, chrono-
liber, liver
(root) life, lively
(prefix) outside, beyond
(root; prefix) time
(root) free, freedom
vit, viv
(root) life, lively
extra-
(prefix) outside, beyond
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 14
mesmerize
metamorphosis
travesty
perfunctory
(v) to hypnotize or fascinate; hold spellbound
(n) a great or complete change; transformation
(n) a crude, exaggerated, or ridiculous representation; a moc…
(adj) done only as a routine, with little care or interest; p…
mesmerize
(v) to hypnotize or fascinate; hold spellbound
metamorphosis
(n) a great or complete change; transformation
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 24
-cian, -ian
Dec-
duc, duct
-en
a person who has expertise in this field
ten
to lead, guide, or draw off
made of
-cian, -ian
a person who has expertise in this field
Dec-
ten
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Chapter 3 Advancing Vocabulary Skills
ambiguous
dissident
embellish
fritter
unclear; able to be interpreted in more than one way; not clear
a rebel; a person opposed to established ideas or beliefs, es…
to decorate; beautify by adding details
to waste; to spend or waste a little at a time
ambiguous
unclear; able to be interpreted in more than one way; not clear
dissident
a rebel; a person opposed to established ideas or beliefs, es…
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 18
poly-
tempo, tempor
ten
mort
many
time
hold; keep
death
poly-
many
tempo, tempor
time
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Chapter 17 Advancing Vocabulary Skills
exhort
flamboyant
foible
innocuous
(v.) To urge with argument or strong advice; plead earnestly
(adj.) Flashy; very showy; strikingly bold
(n.) A minor failing or character flaw; a minor fault in beha…
(adj.) Without bad effects; harmless; inoffensive
exhort
(v.) To urge with argument or strong advice; plead earnestly
flamboyant
(adj.) Flashy; very showy; strikingly bold
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 17
rancor
innocuous
repugnant
masochist
(n) intense hatred or ill will; long-lasting resentment
(adj) harmless; inoffensive
(adj) offensive; distasteful; repulsive
(n) a person who gains satisfaction from suffering physical o…
rancor
(n) intense hatred or ill will; long-lasting resentment
innocuous
(adj) harmless; inoffensive
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills- Ch 11
Clandestine
contingency
egocentric
exonerate
(adj.) secret, concealed; underhanded
a possible future event that must be prepared for or guarded…
a self-centered person with little regard for others
to clear from a charge or accusation
Clandestine
(adj.) secret, concealed; underhanded
contingency
a possible future event that must be prepared for or guarded…
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 29
Adroit
Constituent
Contention
Irreparable
Skillful and cleaver under challenging conditions
A member of a group represented by an elected official
A claim that something is true; a declaration
Not able to be repaired or made better
Adroit
Skillful and cleaver under challenging conditions
Constituent
A member of a group represented by an elected official
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills - Chapter 5
dormant
disseminate
irrevocable
proliferation
Inactive; alive but not actively growing, as if asleep
To spread or scatter widely; distribute
Not able to be canceled or undone; irreversible
A rapid spread or increase
dormant
Inactive; alive but not actively growing, as if asleep
disseminate
To spread or scatter widely; distribute
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 10
utopia
raucous
recourse
bureaucratic
(n) an ideal or perfect place or state; a place achieving soc…
(adj) noisy and disorderly
(n) a source of help, security, or strength; something to tur…
(adj) insisting on strict rules and routine, often to the poi…
utopia
(n) an ideal or perfect place or state; a place achieving soc…
raucous
(adj) noisy and disorderly
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 13
impede
inclusive
advocate
jurisdiction
(v) to delay or slow; get in the way of
(adj) including much or everything; broad or complete in cove…
(v) to speak or write in favor of; support
(n) the authority to administer justice; power; range or exte…
impede
(v) to delay or slow; get in the way of
inclusive
(adj) including much or everything; broad or complete in cove…
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 25
Disparity
Forestall
Insidious
Insinuate
an inequality or difference, as in ages or amounts
to prevent or hinder by taking action beforehand
working or spreading harmfully but in a manner hard to notice…
to suggest slyly
Disparity
an inequality or difference, as in ages or amounts
Forestall
to prevent or hinder by taking action beforehand
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Ch. 4
relinquish
impetuous
maudlin
berate
(v) to surrender (something); give (something) up
(adj) done or acting in a hurry, with little thought; impulsive
(adj) tearfully sentimental; overly emotional
(v) to criticize or scold harshly
relinquish
(v) to surrender (something); give (something) up
impetuous
(adj) done or acting in a hurry, with little thought; impulsive
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 30
Abrasive
Admonish
Antithesis
Culmination
Able to cause a wearing away by rubbing or scraping; rough; i…
To scold gently but seriously; caution; give a warning
The exact opposite
The highest point or degree of a series of actions or events;…
Abrasive
Able to cause a wearing away by rubbing or scraping; rough; i…
Admonish
To scold gently but seriously; caution; give a warning
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills
Berate
Estrange
Euphoric
Impetuous
To criticize or scold harshly
To make unsympathetic or unfriendly; alienate
Overjoyed; having an intense feeling of well-being
Done or acting in hurry, with little thought; impulsive
Berate
To criticize or scold harshly
Estrange
To make unsympathetic or unfriendly; alienate
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Ch. 3
ambiguous
dissident
embellish
fritter away
unclear
rebel
decorate
to waste
ambiguous
unclear
dissident
rebel
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills:- Chapter 5
Equivocate
Liaison
Propensity
Sham
(v) to be unclear... --to be deliberately vague in order to misl…
(n) a link... --a person who serve as a connection between indiv…
(n) an inclination... --a natural preference or tendency
(n) something false... --a pretense or counterfeit... --something m…
Equivocate
(v) to be unclear... --to be deliberately vague in order to misl…
Liaison
(n) a link... --a person who serve as a connection between indiv…
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Unit 1
detriment
dexterous
discretion
facetious
Something that causes damage, harm, or loss
Skillful in using the hands or body
Careful about moral standards; conscientious
Humorous; playfully joking
detriment
Something that causes damage, harm, or loss
dexterous
Skillful in using the hands or body
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 1
detriment
dexterous
discretion
facetious
something that causes damage, harm, or loss
skillful in using hands or body
good judgement or tact in actions or speaking
humorous; playfully joking
detriment
something that causes damage, harm, or loss
dexterous
skillful in using hands or body
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills-Chapter 9
depreciate
indiscriminate
sedentary
tenet
Verb: to fall or decrease in value or price; to lower the value
Adjective: not chosen carefully; not based on careful selection
Adjective: marked by much sitting; requiring or taking little…
Noun: an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true
depreciate
Verb: to fall or decrease in value or price; to lower the value
indiscriminate
Adjective: not chosen carefully; not based on careful selection
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 3
juxtopose
lethargy
ambiguous
inane
To place close together,especially in order to compare or con…
A great lack of energy inactivity due to laziness; sluggishness
Able to be interpreted in more than one way; not clear
Without sense or meaning; foolish
juxtopose
To place close together,especially in order to compare or con…
lethargy
A great lack of energy inactivity due to laziness; sluggishness
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 23
Analogy
Annihilate
Criterion
Emanate
A comparison between two things in order to clarify or dramat…
To destroy completely; Reduce to nothingness
A standard by which something is or can be judged
To flow or come out from a source; Come forth
Analogy
A comparison between two things in order to clarify or dramat…
Annihilate
To destroy completely; Reduce to nothingness
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills: Chapter 4
Relinquish
Impetuous
Maudlin
Berates
to surrender (something);give (something) up
done or acting in a hurry,with little thought; impulsive
tearfully sentimental;overly emotional
to criticize or scold harshly
Relinquish
to surrender (something);give (something) up
Impetuous
done or acting in a hurry,with little thought; impulsive
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills:- Chapter 2
Collaborate
Instigate
Scoff
Squelch
(v) to act as a team... --to work together on a project... --to coo…
(v) to cause... --to bring about by moving others to action... --to…
(v) to laugh at... --to make fun of... --to mock... --to refuse to tak…
(v) to hold back... --to silence or suppress... --to crush
Collaborate
(v) to act as a team... --to work together on a project... --to coo…
Instigate
(v) to cause... --to bring about by moving others to action... --to…
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 27
Innuendo
Expedite
Rebuke
Vehement
an indirect remark or gesture usually suggesting something
to speed up or ease the progress of
to scold sharply; express blame or disapproval
intense; forceful
Innuendo
an indirect remark or gesture usually suggesting something
Expedite
to speed up or ease the progress of
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills
autonomy
bureaucratic
mandate
ostracize
freedom from control
over-regulated
an authorization
to reject
autonomy
freedom from control
bureaucratic
over-regulated
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Chapter 9
mesmerize
metamorphosis
travesty
perfunctory
to hypnotize or fascinate; hold spellbound
a great or complete change; transformation
a crude, exaggerated, or ridiculous representation; mockery
done only as a routine, with little care or interest; perform…
mesmerize
to hypnotize or fascinate; hold spellbound
metamorphosis
a great or complete change; transformation
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advancing vocabulary skills
detriment
dexterous
discretion
facetious
a disadvantage
skilled
good sense
funny
detriment
a disadvantage
dexterous
skilled
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills -8
sanction
inundate
circumvent
reticent
To authorize, allow or approve
Overwhelm with a large number or amount
To avoid by going around
Quiet or uncommunicative; reluctant to speak out
sanction
To authorize, allow or approve
inundate
Overwhelm with a large number or amount
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills-5
illicit
dormant
disseminate
irrevocable
Illegal
Inactive; alive but not growing
To spread or scatter widely
Not able to be cancelled or undone; irreversible
illicit
Illegal
dormant
Inactive; alive but not growing
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Advancing Vocabulary Skills Unit 11
charlatan
corroborate
disseminate
diverge
A fake; fraud
To confirm; give evidence for
To scatter or spread widely
To become different; to move or draw apart
charlatan
A fake; fraud
corroborate
To confirm; give evidence for
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