vocabulary workshop level f Flashcards

Terms Definitions
repress
excite
facsimile
permutation
sinuous
rigid
ardent
phlegmatic
deride
extol
repercussion
cause, source
egregious
unnoticeable, paltry, pidding
dire
favorable, auspicious, beneficial
accost
envade, avoid, shun
retentive
antonyms: porous, forgetful
Contemporary
ancient, prehistoric, antique, antiquated
venomous
A: harmless, innocuous, benign
impediment
help, advantage, asset, plus
negligent
antonyms: careful, attentive, conscientious
poignant
unaffecting, bland, vapid, insipid, funny
purge
antonyms: (v.) pollute, contaminate, defile
lurid
(syn) gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly (ant) pleasent, attractive, appealing, wholesome
Subservient
Submissive
reiterate
syn: recapitulate
comport
Syn: deport oneself
cirCUitous (adj)
roundabout, not direct
salutary
beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
rustic
Syn: unsophisticatedAnt: citified, suave
retribution
a repayment; a deserved punishment
Beneficient
Characterized by charity and kindness
Jaded
(adj.) wearied, worn out, dulledSYN:sated, surfeited, cloyedThe jaded wanderer asked the man to give him some money.
enlightened
Syn: informed; aware; cultivatedAnt: unaware; benighted
Hospitable
adj. offering friendly or generous treatment to guests; open to anything new or strange
Synonyms: graacious, cordial, courteous
Antonyms: unfriendly, cold, icy, chilly
exponent
one who advocates, speaks for, explains or interprets
eulogy
a formal statement of commendation; high praise
s: panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial
Discursive
Rambling or moving aimlessly from topic to topic
Sangfroid
(n.) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
deprecate
to express mild dispaorval, to belittle
Renovate
v. to repair restore to good condition, make new again
Synonyms: repair, fix up, recondition
Erode
v. to wear away gradually, eat away
Synonyms: corrode, abrade
Antonyms: nurture, promote, encourage
tranSCEND (v)
to rise above or beyond, exceed
reconnaissance
a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
s: scouting expedition
Foist
Showing a keen sense of understanding or insight
Captious
(adj) excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism; intended to trap, confuse, or show up
approbation
(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
 
syn: commendation, sanction
ant: disapproval, condemnation, censure
hapless
marked by persistent absence of good luck
Sullen
adj. silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment; slow moving, sluggish
Synonyms: grumpy, surly, peevish, morose
Antonyms: cheerful, blithe, sociable, vivacious
Luster
n. the quality of giving off light, brightness, glitter, brilliance
Synonyms: gloss, sheen, shine
Antonyms: tarnish, dulness
inTRINsic (adj)
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
indubitable
certain, not to be doubted or denieds: unquestionable, indisputable
Commiserate
(v.) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
peremptory
having the nature of a command that leaves no room for debate, denial, or refusal. offensively self-assured, dictatorial; determined, resolute
Mull
v. to think about, ponder; to grind or mix; to heat and flavor w/ spices
Synonyms: consider, reflect on
enJOIN (v)
to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative; to prohibit
infer
to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis ofthought; to hint, suggest, imply
Interloper
(n.) one who moves in where he or she is not wanted and has no right to be, an intruder
expedient
convenient/inconvenient
lackadaisical
indolent
irreverent
(adj) disrespectful
potent
powerful, highly effective
unwonted
Not rusual; rare
douse
submerge, soak, dunk, immerse
crass
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; Stupid
ennui
a enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement, intensity
equanimity
calmness, composure, refusal to panic
meritor'ious
(adj.) Worthy, deserving recognition and praise
despicable
deserving to be despised; contemptible:
propriety
the state of being proper, appropriateness; (pl) standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
grievous
(adj) causing sorrow or pain; serious
indemnity
a payment for damage or loss
neb'ulous
(adj.) Cloudlike, resembling a cloud; Cloudy in color, not transparent; Vague confused, indistinct
adjacent
lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring:
halcyon
a legendary bird identified with the king fisher; (adj) of or relating ot the halcyon; clam, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
melee
(n.) a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all
panegyric
(n.) formal or elaborate praise; a tribute
provincial
(adj.) Pertaining to an outlying area, local, narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; Of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n) A person with a narrow point of view; A person from an outlying area; A soldier from a province or colony
DRUDGERY
(N) work that is hard and tiresome
overt
open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret:
pedestrian
(N.) one who goes on foot; (Adj.) relating to walking; on foot; ordinary, dull, unimaginative syn: commonplace, prosaic ant: driver, rider, original, novel
venture
(n) a risky or daring undertaking; (v) to expose to danger; to dare
repu'diate
(v) To disown, reject, or deny the validity of
mimic
(n) a person who does imitations (v.) to imitate
adroit
Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
marginal
in, at, or near the edge or margin; only barely good, large, or important enough for the purpose
talisman
an object that serves as a charm or is believed to conger magical powers, an amulet, fetish
rasping
scratchy/silky
intolerable
(adj) unbearable
Sparse
meager, scant; scattered
nominal
(syn):titular, token, trifling, inconsequential (ant): real, actual, exorbitant, excessive
amass
(v.) to bring together
inauspic'ious
(adj.) Unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
transmute
s transform, convert, translate, metamorphose
diffident
shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
axiomat'ic
(adj.) Self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
acme
the highest point; summit; peak:
Assurance
a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
vicarious
adj. performed, suffered, or otherwise experience by one person in place of another
adventitious
(adj) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
brusque
(adj.) Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
unwieldy
not wieldy; wielded with difficulty; not readily handled or managed in use or action, as from size, shape, or weight; awkward; ungainly.
Asylum
an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
topple
[v.] to fall forward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of
Behemoth
(n.) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
redun'dant
(adj.) Extra, excess, more than is needed; Wordy, repetitive; Profuse, lush
adj. attacking or seeking to overthrow popular or traditional beliefs, ideas, or institutions
iconoclastic
glean
to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.
massive
(adj) large and heavy; great in size or scope
Pedigree
(n.) a list of ancestors, family tree, the history or origins of something
demea'nor
(n) The way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; Facial appearance, mien
microcosm
a little world; a world in miniature (
millennium
a period of 1000 years; a period of great joy
DISCORDANT (dis kor' dent)
(adj) disagreeable in cound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflictingSynonym: gratign, shrill, different, divergentAntonym: harmonious, in agreement
countermand
reaffirm
collusion
conspiracy
celerity
swiftness; speed.
inscrutable
S impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic
Pliant
bending readily; easily influenced
Chimerical
Absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
vendor
a person who sells something
substantial
(adj.) large, important; major, significant; prosperous; not imaginary, material
heinous
(adj.) very wicked, offensive, hateful
responsive
responding esp. readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.:
dilatory
tending to delay or proscrastinate, slow tardy
 
 
 
 
PERMEATE
(v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak through
 
 
taciturn
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.
equivocate
to use ambigous or unclear expressions to avoid commitment or in order to mislead
counterfeit
(n.) an imitation designed to deceive; (adj.) not genuine, fake; (v.) to make an illegal copy
acculturation
(n) the modification of the social patters, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
surmise'
(v) To think or believe without certain supporting evidence; To conjecture or guess; (n) Likely idea that lacks definite proof
apprise
to give notice to; inform; advise (often fol. by of):
Scapegoat
A person or thing carrying the blame for others
Accomplice
a person who takes part in a crime
efficacy
(n.) the power to produce a desired result
gist
(n) The essential part, main point, or essence
sepulchral
proper to or suggestive of a tomb; funereal or dismal.
realm
(n) a kingdom; a region or field of study
stint
to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance:
portend
foreshadow
prerogative
perquisite, perk
meritorious
praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
proximity
(n.) nearness, closeness
bombastic
inflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious
sleazy
S inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty
relentless
(adj) unyielding, harsh, without pity
bountiful
(adj.) giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly
adverse
adj. unfavorable, negative; working against
sinister
(adj.) appearing evil or dangerous; threating evil or harm Synonym-frighting
eclectic
(adj.) drawn from different sources; (n.) one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
concoct'
(v) To prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); To devise, invent, fabricate
constrain
(V.) to force, compel; to restrain
adept
ADJ. thoroughly skilled; N. an expert [SYN. masterful, accomplished, proficient ANT. clumsy, unskilled, maladroit, novice]
Militant
(adj) given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause; (n) an activist
Haphazard
(adj.) by chance; not planned; lacking order
um'brage
(n) Shade cast by trees; Foliage giving shade; An overshadowing influence or power; Offense, resentment; A vague suspicion
overture
an opening move toward negotiation or action; a proposal or offer; an introductory section or part
haggard
having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn:
carping
tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
legion
(n.) a large military force; any large group or number; (adj.) many, numerous
haggard
(adj.) thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
preamble
N. an introduction to a speech or a piece of writing [SYN. opening, preface, prologue ANT. conclusion, ending, closing]
elic'it
(v) To draw forth bring out from some source (such as another person)
ascribe
(v.) to assign or refer to (As a cause or source), attribute
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