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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 17
ballad
choral
lyrics
opera
(n) a poem, often set to music, that tells a story; a romanti…
(adj) relating to music that is sung by a group of singers or…
(n) the words to a song
(n) a theatrical performance in which the words of a play are…
ballad
(n) a poem, often set to music, that tells a story; a romanti…
choral
(adj) relating to music that is sung by a group of singers or…
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 14
adjourn
cease
decisive
detain
(v) to stop or end a meeting; to go to another place
(v) to end; to stop
(adj) settled in a final way; firm; able to make up one's mind
(v) to delay; to hold or arrest
adjourn
(v) to stop or end a meeting; to go to another place
cease
(v) to end; to stop
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 13
appraisal
base
candid
criterion
(n) evaluation or estimation of worth
(adj) low or inferior in position or quality
(adj) frank; honest; expresing one's honest opinion
(n) a standard of judgement
appraisal
(n) evaluation or estimation of worth
base
(adj) low or inferior in position or quality
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 15
absurd
authentic
bizarre
conventional
(adj) ridiculous; not sensible
(adj) not faked or copied; real
(adj) extremely strange or odd
(adj) usual; generally accepted
absurd
(adj) ridiculous; not sensible
authentic
(adj) not faked or copied; real
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 29
congress
democratic
dictator
endorse
(n) a large meeting to discuss issues; the lawmaking body of…
(adj) governed by the people, directly or through elected rep…
(n) a ruler with complete power
(v) to give support or approval
congress
(n) a large meeting to discuss issues; the lawmaking body of…
democratic
(adj) governed by the people, directly or through elected rep…
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 28
alleviate
contagious
donor
endurance
(v) to relieve, lessen, or make more bearable
(adj) able to spread from person to person
(n) a person who contributes money to a cause; a person who c…
(n) strength to withstand or continue under stress or strain
alleviate
(v) to relieve, lessen, or make more bearable
contagious
(adj) able to spread from person to person
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 3
behold
discernment
envision
foresee
(v) to gaze at or look upon
(n) excellent judgement and insight; skill in perceiving
(v) to picture in the mind; to imagine
(v) to see or know ahead of time
behold
(v) to gaze at or look upon
discernment
(n) excellent judgement and insight; skill in perceiving
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 30
bankrupt
defendant
evident
fugitive
(adj) unable to pay debts; financially ruined
(n) a person being accused in a court of law
(adj) easily seen or understood; obvious
(n) a person who runs from the law
bankrupt
(adj) unable to pay debts; financially ruined
defendant
(n) a person being accused in a court of law
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 12
idiosyncrasy
innocuous
obtrusive
orthodox
(n) an usual habit of one particular person
(adj) harmless; not likely to offend anyone
(adj) unpleasantly noticeable
(adj) doing and believing what is commonly accepted or custom…
idiosyncrasy
(n) an usual habit of one particular person
innocuous
(adj) harmless; not likely to offend anyone
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 4
cessation
commence
deter
hamper
(n) a bringing or coming to an end; a halt
(v) to begin
(v) to prevent or discourage from acting, by means of fear or…
(v) to prevent from moving freely or making progress; to limit
cessation
(n) a bringing or coming to an end; a halt
commence
(v) to begin
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 5
apologist
dissuade
dupe
fallacy
(n) a person who speaks in defense of a peson, an idea, or a…
(v) to discourage from doing something through persuasion
(v) to take advantage of people by tricking or fooling them
(n) a false belief
apologist
(n) a person who speaks in defense of a peson, an idea, or a…
dissuade
(v) to discourage from doing something through persuasion
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 22
anthropology
archaeology
biology
criminology
(n) the study of human culture, beliefs, and physical history
(n) the study of past human life by examination of physical e…
(n) the study of living things
(n) the study of crime and criminals
anthropology
(n) the study of human culture, beliefs, and physical history
archaeology
(n) the study of past human life by examination of physical e…
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 23
composite
depose
exposition
imposition
(adj) put together from many different parts
(v) to forcefully remove from office or power
(n) the systematic explanation of a subject
(n) something that is newly required
composite
(adj) put together from many different parts
depose
(v) to forcefully remove from office or power
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 14
circumlocution
cogent
discourse
falter
(n) the use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language
(adj) logical and convincing; appealing to reason
(n) formal speech or writing
(v) to hesitate or stammer in speech
circumlocution
(n) the use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language
cogent
(adj) logical and convincing; appealing to reason
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 30
ambiguous
baffle
cogitate
convoluted
(adj) unclear; having more than one interpretation
(v) to confuse
(v) to consider
(adj) twisted or complicated
ambiguous
(adj) unclear; having more than one interpretation
baffle
(v) to confuse
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 17
arbitrary
coincidental
contrive
deliberation
(adj) based upon impulse or random chance, rather than on rea…
(adj) happening or existing at the same time by accident
(v) to cleverly plan, plot, or design
(adj) slow, careful thought
arbitrary
(adj) based upon impulse or random chance, rather than on rea…
coincidental
(adj) happening or existing at the same time by accident
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 26
affectation
beneficiary
de facto
efficacy
(n) artificial behavior done to impress others; action for ap…
(n) a person or an institution receiving help or an advantage
(adj) real or actual
(n) effectiveness; the power to produce a result
affectation
(n) artificial behavior done to impress others; action for ap…
beneficiary
(n) a person or an institution receiving help or an advantage
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 1
archaic
argot
connotation
denotation
(adj) no longer used or applicable; ancient
(n) informal, specialized vocabulary used by a particular cla…
(n) ideas or meanings suggested by a word; associations that…
(n) the most direct or specific meaning of a word
archaic
(adj) no longer used or applicable; ancient
argot
(n) informal, specialized vocabulary used by a particular cla…
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 28
arrogant
diffident
egocentric
esteem
(adj) thinking oneself to be superior; self-important
(adj) lacking confidence; shy and timid
(adj) self-centered; interested only in one's own activities…
(n) high regard; respect
arrogant
(adj) thinking oneself to be superior; self-important
diffident
(adj) lacking confidence; shy and timid
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Vocabulary for Achievement Section 17
Boisterousness
Chaotic
Complacency
Dynamic
Noisy, rough, and undisciplined behavior
Totally confused and lacking in order
Self-satisfaction without awareness of danger or trouble
Energetic; vigorous; quick moving
Boisterousness
Noisy, rough, and undisciplined behavior
Chaotic
Totally confused and lacking in order
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 22
ascribe
circumscribe
inscribe
nondescript
(v) to identify as causing something; to attribute to
(v) to enclose in a circle; to draw a line around
(v) to write, carve, or engrave words on a surface
(adj) lacking distinctive or individual features
ascribe
(v) to identify as causing something; to attribute to
circumscribe
(v) to enclose in a circle; to draw a line around
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 29
capillary
convalescence
enervate
epidemiology
(n) any of the tiny blood vessels that connect the smallest a…
(n) gradual return to health and strength after an illness or…
(v) to weaken; to destroy strength
(n) the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, spread…
capillary
(n) any of the tiny blood vessels that connect the smallest a…
convalescence
(n) gradual return to health and strength after an illness or…
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 10
devious
duplicity
fictitious
guile
(adj) meant to trick; not straightforward; shifty
(n) deliberate deception in behavior or speech
(adj) false or fake; adopted or assumed in order to deceive
(n) sly intelligence; craftiness with the intention to deceive
devious
(adj) meant to trick; not straightforward; shifty
duplicity
(n) deliberate deception in behavior or speech
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 27
cosmopolitan
geopolitics
impolitic
interurban
(adj) sophisticated; possessing knowledge of many countries a…
(n) the study of the relationships among politics, geography,…
(adj) not displaying good judgment or wisdom; foolish; imprud…
(adj) connecting or joining urban areas
cosmopolitan
(adj) sophisticated; possessing knowledge of many countries a…
geopolitics
(n) the study of the relationships among politics, geography,…
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 8
blight
cataclysm
decomposition
eradication
(v) to have a negative effect on; to ruin
(n) an intense and violent disaster or change
(n) the process of rotting, breaking down, or disintegration
(n) the act of tearing out by the roots, or of eliminating as…
blight
(v) to have a negative effect on; to ruin
cataclysm
(n) an intense and violent disaster or change
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 18
assert
ferocity
flout
foolhardy
(v) to state or express firmly
(n) fierceness
(v) to disobey openly; to defy
(adj) unwisely bold; rash
assert
(v) to state or express firmly
ferocity
(n) fierceness
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 7
bland
culinary
cutlery
devour
(adj) calming or soothing; not spicy or irritating; lacking f…
(adj) related to cooking or kitchens
(n) utensils used for eating, such as knives, forks, and spoons
(v) to consume or eat up greedily or enthusiastically
bland
(adj) calming or soothing; not spicy or irritating; lacking f…
culinary
(adj) related to cooking or kitchens
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 16
ancestor
clan
compatible
domestic
(n) a person whom someone is descended from; an idea or a thi…
(n) a group that has a common ancestor of background
(adj) getting along or working well together
(adj) relating to the family or household; not wild; tame; no…
ancestor
(n) a person whom someone is descended from; an idea or a thi…
clan
(n) a group that has a common ancestor of background
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 23
altimeter
barometer
diameter
geometry
(n) an instrument that measures altitude, or height above a c…
(n) an instrument, useful for predicting weather, that measur…
(n) a line through the exact center of a figure, usually a ci…
(n) the branch of mathematics dealing with points, lines, ang…
altimeter
(n) an instrument that measures altitude, or height above a c…
barometer
(n) an instrument, useful for predicting weather, that measur…
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 6
accolade
adulation
anathema
commend
(n) great praise
(n) adoration; excessive praise or fllattery
(n) something or someone that is greatly hated and avoided
(v) to give approval or praise
accolade
(n) great praise
adulation
(n) adoration; excessive praise or fllattery
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 19
disregard
enthrall
heedless
oblivious
(v) to ignore; to pay no attention to
(v) to capture someone's attention; to charm; to fascinate
(adj) not paying attention; thoughtless
(adj) lacking awareness
disregard
(v) to ignore; to pay no attention to
enthrall
(v) to capture someone's attention; to charm; to fascinate
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 25
cognition
cognizant
connoisseur
conscientious
(n) the mental process of knowing, including awareness, reson…
(adj) fully informed; aware or conscious of something
(n) a knowledgeable person who appreciates high quality, espe…
(adj) careful, thorough, and hard-working
cognition
(n) the mental process of knowing, including awareness, reson…
cognizant
(adj) fully informed; aware or conscious of something
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 24
dismiss
emissary
emit
intermittent
(v) to send away or allow to leave; to reject or stop conside…
(n) a person sent to another country or place on official bus…
(v) to send out energy or matter
(adj) stopping and starting; not continuous; periodic
dismiss
(v) to send away or allow to leave; to reject or stop conside…
emissary
(n) a person sent to another country or place on official bus…
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 20
dogmatic
epiphany
pensive
philosophy
(adj) firmly stating personal opinions as truth
(n) the sudden realization of or insight into an essential tr…
(adj) deeply, often sadly thoughtful
(n) the study of reality based on logical reasoning rather th…
dogmatic
(adj) firmly stating personal opinions as truth
epiphany
(n) the sudden realization of or insight into an essential tr…
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 13
blunt
blunt
coarse
dense
(adj) dull-edged; not sharp or pointed; rude or rudely spoken…
(v) to make less intense, effective, or sharp
(adj) rough in texture; not having good manners; rude
(adj) tightly crowded together; thick
blunt
(adj) dull-edged; not sharp or pointed; rude or rudely spoken…
blunt
(v) to make less intense, effective, or sharp
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 9
broach
convene
debut
embark
(v) to bring up a subject for discussion
(v) to assemble formally; to come together officially
(v) to make a first public appearance
(v) to board a plane or ship
broach
(v) to bring up a subject for discussion
convene
(v) to assemble formally; to come together officially
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 27
circumstance
constitution
destitute
institution
(n) a condition affecting someone or something
(n) basic principles, usually written down, of a nation or an…
(adj) very poor; without anything
(n) an established organization or custom
circumstance
(n) a condition affecting someone or something
constitution
(n) basic principles, usually written down, of a nation or an…
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 24
detract
distraction
distraught
entreaty
(v) to reduce the value, importance, or quality of soemthing;…
(n) something that pulls attention away
(adj) extremely worried and upset; emothionally agitated
(n) a heartfelt plea or request
detract
(v) to reduce the value, importance, or quality of soemthing;…
distraction
(n) something that pulls attention away
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 18
autobiography
biography
flashback
folklore
(n) the story of a person's life, written by that person
(n) the story of a person's life, written by someone else
(n) a scene that is set at a time earlier than the main event…
(n) the traditional tales and beliefs of a people
autobiography
(n) the story of a person's life, written by that person
biography
(n) the story of a person's life, written by someone else
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 21
arid
dearth
devoid
excerpt
(adj) dry; desertlike
(n) a scarce supply; an insufficiency of
(adj) completely without something; lacking in
(n) a portion taken from a longer work
arid
(adj) dry; desertlike
dearth
(n) a scarce supply; an insufficiency of
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Vocabulary For Achievement Section 18
Confines
Delineate
Demarcation
Distend
Noun;... The boundaries; the limits of a space or an area
Verb;... 1. To draw or trace an outline... 2. To describe in words…
Noun;... 1. The marking of boundaries or limits... 2. A separation;…
Verb;... To swell or expand, as if from internal pressure
Confines
Noun;... The boundaries; the limits of a space or an area
Delineate
Verb;... 1. To draw or trace an outline... 2. To describe in words…
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 11
acme
adept
aptitude
astute
(n) the highest point of achievement
(adj) very skillful
(n) natural ability; talent
(adj) having shrewd judgement
acme
(n) the highest point of achievement
adept
(adj) very skillful
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 2
atlas
epicure
galvanize
jovial
(n) a book or bound collection of maps
(n) a person with refined taste, especially in food and drink
(v) to stimulate or urge into action; to spur
(adj) jolly; filled with good cheer
atlas
(n) a book or bound collection of maps
epicure
(n) a person with refined taste, especially in food and drink
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 12
dormant
frenetic
industrious
loiter
(adj) temporarily inactive
(adj) wildly active; frantic; frenzied
(adj) hardworking
(v) to stand around doing nothing; to linger
dormant
(adj) temporarily inactive
frenetic
(adj) wildly active; frantic; frenzied
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 20
compress
concise
eject
exclusion
(v) to make smaller by pressing together
(adj) expressing a lot in few words; short and clear
(v) to push out by force
(n) the act of keeping out or shutting out
compress
(v) to make smaller by pressing together
concise
(adj) expressing a lot in few words; short and clear
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 8
appease
condone
indignant
infuriate
(v) to satisfy, clam, or soothe, usually by giving in to dema…
(v) to allow, accept, or overlook something wrong
(adj) feeling anger about something unfair or mean
(v) to cause extreme anger; to enrage
appease
(v) to satisfy, clam, or soothe, usually by giving in to dema…
condone
(v) to allow, accept, or overlook something wrong
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 25
improvise
revision
video
video
(v) to perform without preparation; to make quickly with what…
(n) a corrected or improved version
(n) a videocassette or videotape
(adj) referring to electronically produced visual images, suc…
improvise
(v) to perform without preparation; to make quickly with what…
revision
(n) a corrected or improved version
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 1
antonym
concept
context
context
(n) a word that means the opposite of another word
(n) a thought or an idea
(n) the words surrounding a word that make its meaning clear
(n) the situation surrouding something
antonym
(n) a word that means the opposite of another word
concept
(n) a thought or an idea
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Vocabulary for Achievement: Lesson 15
afficionado
bravado
embargo
flotilla
(n) an enthusiastic fan or admirer
(n) false bravery; a boastful display of courage
(n) a government order preventing trade with another country
(n) a small fleet of boats of ships
afficionado
(n) an enthusiastic fan or admirer
bravado
(n) false bravery; a boastful display of courage
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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 19
approximate
approximate
assumption
certify
(adj) almost exact or correct
(v) to come close to; to be nearly the same as
(n) something that is accepted as true without proof; the act…
(v) to guarantee or confirm to be true, accurate, or genuine;…
approximate
(adj) almost exact or correct
approximate
(v) to come close to; to be nearly the same as
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