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1

Define:

odium
(oh-dee-um)

n. repugnance, hatred
n. strong dislike

The popular odium of attorneys is often unmerited.

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Define:

officious
(uh-fish-us)

adj. prone to giving unwanted advice

I make a habit of giving honest opinions, but I try to avoid being officious with my friends.

3

Define:

opaque
(owe-peyk)

adj. blocking all light
adj. hard to understand

The windows became so dirty they were almost opaque.

4

Define:

opportune
(opp-er-tune)

adj. happening under fitting circumstances, or at an appropriate or favorable time

The students waited for an opportune moment to surprise their teacher with the bouquet of flowers they had prepared.

5

Define:

superfluous
(suh-per-flu-us)

adj. more than necessary; unnecessary

The student's essay was full of superfluous phrases that needed to be deleted.

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Define:

supersede
(sue-per-seed)

v. to substitute; to take precedence over

It had been my understanding that the new tax code supersedes the old one, but actually both are in vigor simultaneously.

7

Define:

supplant
(suh-plant)

v. to replace

The higher-ups tried to supplant rebellious teachers with conformists.

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supplicate
(sup-lih-kate)

v. to humbly ask

The churchgoers then bowed their heads and supplicated God to answer their prayers.

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surmount
(ser-mount)

v. to overcome
v. to rise above

Through sheer determination, he was able to surmount his disadvantages and win the contest outright.

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surreptitious
(ser-up-tish-us)

adj. secretive

Since they were not allowed to speak, the couple exchanged surreptitious glances from across the room.

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symbiotic
(sim-bee-ott-ik)

adj. related to a relationship between two or more organisms living together

The whale and the small fish that cling to its body have a symbiotic relationship.

12

Define:

synapse
(sin-apse)

n. the small gap between the cells of nerves

Neurotransmitters travel across the synapse between brain cells.

13

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synchronous
(sing-kruh-nuss)

adj. operating at the same time or at the same rate

The film was notable for its synchronous premiere in 11 capital cities around the globe.

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Define:

tacit
(tass-it)

adj. implied or unspoken

There was a tacit agreement between the two companies that neither would expand into the other's city.

15

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taciturn
(tass-ih-turn)

adj. tending to be silent; quiet

Some of the students were quite taciturn and had to be asked to participate more.

16

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exacerbate
(ig-zass-er-bate)

v. to make worse

The children's screaming exacerbated their father's headache.

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Define:

exact
(ig-zact)

v. to forcibly obtain

The detectives finally exacted the truth from the witness.

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exculpate
(ek-skull-pate)

v. to free from blame

The political prisoner was fully exculpated only when the dictatorship was overthrown and an independent truth commission established.

19

Define:

exhort
(ig-zort)

v. to urge by strong appeal

Taking the loudspeaker in her hand, the policewoman exhorted the kidnapper to release his hostage.

20

Define:

exigent
(ek-suh-djunt)

adj. requiring immediate attention; pressing, demanding

The show's run was cut short by an exigent lack of funds.

21

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. blame
n. strong dislike

odium
(oh-dee-um)

synonyms: shame, dishonor; disgust, detestation

22

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. prone to giving unwanted advice

officious
(uh-fish-us)

synonyms: forward, meddlesome

23

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. blocking all light
adj. hard to understand

opaque
(owe-peyk)

synonyms: blurred, darkened, lusterless; baffling, cryptic

24

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. happening under fitting circumstances

opportune
(opp-er-tune)

synonyms: advantageous, favorable

25

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. more than necessary; unnecessary

superfluous
(suh-per-flu-us)

synonyms: extra, excessive, overdone

26

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to substitute; to take precedence over

supersede
(sue-per-seed)

synonyms: usurp, succeed

27

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to replace

supplant
(suh-plant)

synonyms: substitute, usurp

28

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to humbly ask

supplicate
(sup-lih-kate)

synonyms: ask, pray for, desire

29

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to overcome
v. to rise above

surmount
(ser-mount)

synonyms: vanquish, transcend

30

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. secretive

surreptitious
(ser-up-tish-us)

synonyms: sneaky, secret, covert

31

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. related to a relationship between two or more organisms living together

symbiotic
(sim-bee-ott-ik)

synonyms: coactive, harmonious, joining

32

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the small gap between the cells of nerves

synapse
(sin-apse)

synonyms: break, gap, divide

33

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. operating at the same time or at the same rate

synchronous
(sing-kruh-nuss)

synonyms: concurrent, simultaneous

34

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. implied or unspoken

tacit
(tass-it)

synonyms: suggested, unsaid, understood

35

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. tending to be silent; quiet

taciturn
(tass-ih-turn)

synonyms: aloof, silent, mum

36

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to make worse

exacerbate
(ig-zass-er-bate)

synonyms: intensify, worsen

37

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to forcibly obtain

exact
(ig-zact)

synonyms: claim, take

38

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to free from blame

exculpate
(ek-skull-pate)

synonyms: forgive, excuse

39

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to urge by strong appeal

exhort
(ig-zort)

synonyms: warn, beseech

40

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. requiring immediate attention; pressing, demanding

exigent
(ek-suh-djunt)

synonyms: urgent, pressing

41

Define:

exonerate
(ig-zawn-ih-rate)

v. to clear of blame, guilt, or burden

Though the defendant had clearly done something wrong, the court had no choice but to exonerate her on the present charges.

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Define:

expedient
(ek-spee-dee-unt)

adj. beneficial for one's goal
n. a hastily prepared solution to a sudden problem

The politician tended to bring up his humble origins when it was politically expedient.

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expedite
(ek-spuh-dahyt)

v. to speed up

For an extra fee, the post office can expedite your package's delivery.

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expiate
(ek-spee-ate)

v. to atone for

After destroying his friend's car, Jim hoped the fruit basket he sent would expiate his guilt.

45

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extemporaneous
(ik-stem-puh-ray-nee-us)

adj. made up on the spot, ad-libbed

To be a news anchor, she would have to improve her extemporaneous speaking skills.

46

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extol
(ik-stole)

v. to praise

Melinda was often heard extolling her daughter's many talents.

47

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extrapolate
(ek-strap-ih-late)

v. to make a guess based on facts

Pete figured it was possible to extrapolate her personality from her Facebook profile.

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extricate
(ek-strih-kate)

v. to disentangle, to break free from

It was heartbreaking to watch the butterfly struggle in vain to extricate itself from the spider web.

49

Define:

churl
(churl)

n. a rude person
n. a cheap person

I had been waiting in line for hours when some churl tried to cut in front of me.

50

Define:

circuitous
(sir-cue-ih-tuss)

adj. roundabout

Because of the traffic accident, we had to take a circuitous route to the bank.

51

Define:

circumscribe
(sir-come-skrahyb)

v. to draw or contain in a circle
v. to limit or restrain

I believe our government's actions are circumscribed by financial interests as well as moral imperatives.

52

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circumspect
(sir-come-spekt)

adj. prudent; cautious

Though her mother's boyfriend attempted to win affection with toys and treats, Elise remained circumspect around him.

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circumvent
(sir-kum-vent)

v. to get around an obstacle

She managed to circumvent security and approached her favorite actor backstage.

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cleave
(kleev)

v. to cut off with force
v. to be loyal to
v. to develop an emotional bond with

She vowed that even when tempted she would cleave to her principles.

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cloister
(cloy-stur)

v. to isolate
n. a place for religious isolation

The boy's parents tended to cloister him from the harsher realities of the world.

56

Define:

coagulate
(koh-ag-yuh-late)

v. to clot or solidify

The poorly-made syrup began to coagulate on the pancakes after a few minutes.

57

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coalesce
(koh-ih-less)

v. to come together to form a single unit

Our county's many poverty initiatives are too different to coalesce into an effective whole.

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cogent
(koh-djunt)

adj. clear and convincing
adj. relevant

We won the debate because the other team was unable to mount a cogent counter argument.

59

Define:

cohere
(koh-heer)

v. to be logically connected to
v. to stick to each other

These short stories are quite charming when taken separately, but they will not cohere if published together as a collection.

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Define:

intransigent
(in-tran-suh-junt)

adj. unwilling to compromise

The government remained intransigent despite the people's protest.

61

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to clear of blame or guilt

exonerate
(ig-zawn-ih-rate)

synonyms: absolve, acquit, vindicate

62

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. beneficial for one's goal
n. a hastily prepared solution to a sudden problem

expedient
(ek-spee-dee-unt)

synonyms: worthwhile, advantageous; means

63

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to speed up

expedite
(ek-spuh-dahyt)

synonyms: accelerate, hasten

64

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to atone for wrongdoing

expiate
(ek-spee-ate)

synonyms: amend, atone

65

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. made up on the spot, ad-libbed

extemporaneous
(ik-stem-puh-ray-nee-us)

synonyms: improvised, impromptu

66

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to praise

extol
(ik-stole)

synonyms: praise, celebrate, laud

67

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to make a guess based on facts; to conjecture

extrapolate
(ek-strap-ih-late)

synonyms: assume, hypothesize

68

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to disentangle, to break free from

extricate
(ek-strih-kate)

synonyms: clear, disburden, extract

69

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a rude person
n. a cheap person

churl
(churl)

synonyms: lout, oaf; miser, peasant

70

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. roundabout

circuitous
(sir-cue-ih-tuss)

synonyms: indirect, labyrinthine

71

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to draw or contain in a circle
v. to limit or restrain

circumscribe
(sir-come-skrahyb)

synonyms: mark off, bound, confine

72

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. prudent; cautious

circumspect
(sir-come-spekt)

synonyms: discreet, guarded

73

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to get around an obstacle

circumvent
(sir-kum-vent)

synonyms: avoid, bypass

74

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to cut off with force
v. to be loyal to
v. to develop an emotional bond with

cleave
(kleev)

synonyms: divide, split; devote, join; bond, affix

75

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to isolate
n. a place for religious isolation

cloister
(cloy-stur)

synonyms: secluded; convent

76

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to clot or solidify (for liquids)

coagulate
(koh-ag-yuh-late)

synonyms: condense, concrete, thicken

77

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to come together to form a single unit

coalesce
(koh-ih-less)

synonyms: adhere, cling

78

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. clear and convincing
adj. relevant

cogent
(koh-djunt)

synonyms: apt, compelling, valid

79

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to be logically connected to
v. to stick to each other

cohere
(koh-heer)

synonyms: adhere, conform

80

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unwilling to compromise

intransigent
(in-tran-suh-junt)

synonyms: stubborn, unwilling, bullheaded

81

Define:

intrepid
(in-trep-id)

adj. courageous

The intrepid naturalist routinely braved storms and mudslides to document new species.

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intrinsic
(in-trin-zik)

adj. related to an object's essence

Unfortunately, some degree of inefficiency is intrinsic to all democracies.

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inure
(in-your)

v. to become accustomed to something negative or unpleasant

Nearby residents soon became inured to the noise from the construction project.

84

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invective
(in-vek-tiv)

adj. verbally abusive
n. abusive or stern language

What this debate needs is a little less invective and a little more substance

85

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irrevocable
(ih-rev-ih-kuh-bull)

adj. unable to be revoked; permanent

The laws the king decreed were irrevocable even after he left the throne.

86

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jocular
(jock-yuh-lur)

adj. related to jokes

The boy was popular with his classmates due to his cheerful, jocular nature.

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kernel
(kur-null)

n. the central part of a situation or seed

The kernel of the matter was that she didn't even know where to begin looking for a new house.

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lackluster
(lack-luss-tur)

adj. not lively; not bright

Tired from a long day, Susan gave a very lackluster performance during the dress rehearsal.

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refractory
(rih-frack-tuh-ree)

adj. stubborn; difficult to treat or handle

The doctors did not know how to deal with such a refractory infection.

90

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regiment
(redj-ih-munt)

n. a military unit of troops
v. to enforce a strict order or conformity

Four army regiments occupied the city last week.

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remonstrate
(rih-mon-strehyt)

v. to protest

Many special-interest groups remonstrated against the new legislation.

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remunerate
(rih-mew-nuh-rehyt)

v. to compensate monetarily for trouble or work done

Although they finally had to throw the computer out, Linda remunerated her friend for trying to fix it anyway.

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render
(ren-der)

v. to take forcibly, result in, or cause to become
v. to do something for someone else

His harsh words rendered her speechless.

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repose
(rih-poze)

n. peacefulness, rest
v. to be lying or stationary

In the summer, she would often lie under the willow trees in complete repose.

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repudiate
(rih-pew-dee-ehyt)

v. to renounce ownership or disown
v. to refuse to recognize
v. to reject as true

The scientists who discovered the fossil were shocked when it was repudiated as a fake.

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reticent
(rett-ih-sunt)

adj. not wanting to talk; reluctant

When asked about the stolen vase, the maid was reticent even though she had seen the thief take it.

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retiring
(rih-tie-ring)

adj. shy; quiet

During high school, Mary became so retiring that people sometimes didn't notice when they shared a class with her.

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revere
(rih-veer)

v. to admire greatly; to honor

The mayor was so revered by the village that every single man, woman, and child attended his funeral.

99

Define:

platitude
(plat-ih-tewd)

n. a cliché, dull, or unenlightening saying

My father's favorite platitude was, "Winners never quit, quitters never win".

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Define:

pliant
(ply-unt)

adj. easy to change or bend
adj. easy to convince

The professor needed a particularly pliant mind for his brainwashing experiments.

101

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. courageous

intrepid
(in-trep-id)

synonyms: brave, heroic

102

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. related to an object's essence

intrinsic
(in-trin-zik)

synonyms: basic, inborn, fundamental

103

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to become accustomed to something negative or unpleasant

inure
(in-your)

synonyms: desensitize, familiarize, habituate

104

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. verbally abusive
n. abusive or stern language

invective
(in-vek-tiv)

synonyms: berating, abuse, denunciation

105

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unable to be revoked; permanent

irrevocable
(ih-rev-ih-kuh-bull)

synonyms: unchangeable, unalterable

106

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. related to jokes

jocular
(jock-yuh-lur)

synonyms: amusing, campy, jokey

107

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the central part of a situation or seed

kernel
(kur-null)

synonyms: core, crux

108

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not lively; not bright

lackluster
(lack-luss-tur)

synonyms: dull, colorless, muted

109

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. stubborn; difficult to treat or handle

refractory
(rih-frack-tuh-ree)

synonyms: resistant, immune, unresponsive

110

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a military unit of troops
v. to enforce a strict order or conformity

regiment
(redj-ih-munt)

synonyms: military unit, command, designate

111

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to protest

remonstrate
(rih-mon-strehyt)

synonyms: argue, challenge

112

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to compensate monetarily for trouble or work done

remunerate
(rih-mew-nuh-rehyt)

synonyms: compensate, reimburse

113

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to take forcibly, result in, or cause to become
v. to do something for someone else

render
(ren-der)

synonyms: cause, become, execute; carry out, accomplish

114

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. peacefulness
n. rest

repose
(rih-poze)

synonyms: rest, lack of work

115

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to renounce ownership or disown
v. to refuse to recognize
v. to reject as true

repudiate
(rih-pew-dee-ehyt)

synonyms: reject, decline, disown

116

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not wanting to talk; reluctant

reticent
(rett-ih-sunt)

synonyms: not talkative, reserved

117

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. shy; quiet

retiring
(rih-tie-ring)

synonyms: bashful, unassuming

118

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to admire greatly; to honor

revere
(rih-veer)

synonyms: adore, esteem, value

119

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a cliché, dull, or unenlightening saying

platitude
(plat-ih-tewd)

synonyms: banality, cliché

120

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. easy to change or bend
adj. easy to convince

pliant
(ply-unt)

synonyms: amenable, compliant, pliable

121

Define:

poignant
(poin-yunt)

adj. so emotionally intense as to be painful

Watching her daughter wake up was particularly poignant for her mother who had worried by her bedside the whole night.

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Define:

polar
(poe-lur)

adj. related to opposite extremes or sides

The two were so different their personalities could be considered polar opposites.

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polemic
(puh-lem-ik)

adj. controversial
n. a controversial argument

As soon as the graduate student obtained her doctorate, she published a polemic refutation of her mentor's work.

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ponderous
(pon-dur-us)

adj. difficult to handle due to heaviness
adj. requiring a lot of work

The ponderous task was completed in no time, thanks to the large number of volunteers we had.

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portend
(pore-tend)

v. to foretell

The witch claimed that the stormy weather portended the ruler's downfall.

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posit
(poz-it)

v. to assume as fact

Some physicists posit that the universe will expand forever.

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postulate
(poss-chuh-lehyt)

v. to assume a basic truth

Economic theory postulates limits on essential resources as the basis of human behavior.

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bolster
(bole-stur)

v. to support

The candidate's campaign was bolstered by endorsements by several former military leaders.

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bombastic
(bom-bass-tick)

adj. inflated, arrogant

The bombastic way in which the author described his new novel repulsed me.

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brood
(brewd)

n. a group of offspring
v. to worry over

The hen protected her new brood from the farmer's inspection.

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burgeon
(burr-djun)

v. to grow

The burgeoning mass of bees was heading straight for the picnic.

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exacting
(ig-zak-ting)

adj. making severe demands or requirements
adj. requiring great care

The exacting professor wanted a 15-page paper due the next day in class.

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Define:

rebuke
(rih-byook)

v. to reprimand, to scold sharply

The child was rebuked for stealing candy.

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Define:

dulcet
(duhl-sit)

adj. pleasant sounding or looking

The dulcet tone of the musical parody contrasted sharply with its offensive lyrics.

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toady
(toh-dee)

n. a flatterer, a yes man

The president was surrounded by toadies rather than people with honest criticisms.

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gall
(gawl)

n. audacity, impudence

He had the gall to request a raise after it was discovered that he was calling in sick in order to play golf.

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cloying
(kloi-ing)

adj. unpleasant due to excess; sickeningly sweet or sentimental

Unfortunately, cloying romantic comedies are sure box-office hits, and so Hollywood continues to churn them out.

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sully
(suhl-ee)

v. to stain or tarnish the purity of

Joe's reputation as an ethical CEO was sullied by his selfish actions during his company's merger.

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Define:

defile
(dih-fahyl)

v. to dirty, spoil, or dishonor
v. to violate the chastity of

The holy site was unwittingly defiled when the invaders, for whom it held no special meaning, used it as a stable.

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pithy
(pith-ee)

adj. concise and relevant

Satya's pithy keynote speech was more enlightening than the endless lectures that had preceded it.

141

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. so emotionally intense as to be painful

poignant
(poin-yunt)

synonyms: agonizing, bitter; sharp, keen

142

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. related to opposite extremes or sides

polar
(poe-lur)

synonyms: opposite, contrary, counter

143

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. controversial
n. a controversial argument

polemic
(puh-lem-ik)

synonyms: refutation, dispute

144

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. difficult to handle due to heaviness; or
adj. requiring a lot of work

ponderous
(pon-dur-us)

synonyms: burdensome, unwieldy

145

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to foretell

portend
(pore-tend)

synonyms: foreshadow, harbinger

146

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to assume as fact

posit
(poz-it)

synonyms: propose an explanation based upon assumptions, postulate

147

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to assume a basic truth

postulate
(poss-chuh-lehyt)

synonyms: assert, premise, suppose

148

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to support

bolster
(bole-stur)

synonyms: assist, aid, help

149

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. inflated, arrogant

bombastic
(bom-bass-tick)

synonyms: grandiose, egotistical

150

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a group of offspring
v. to worry over

brood
(brewd)

synonyms: cluster, breed; grieve, dwell upon

151

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to grow

burgeon
(burr-djun)

synonyms: blossom, grow, expand

152

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. making severe demands or requirements
adj. requiring great care

exacting
(ig-zak-ting)

synonyms: claim, command; difficult, formidable

153

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to reprimand, to scold sharply

rebuke
(rih-byook)

synonyms: berate, blame, condemn

154

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. pleasant sounding or looking

dulcet
(duhl-sit)

synonyms: melodious, pleasurable

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a flatterer, a yes man

toady
(toh-dee)

synonyms: doter, brownnoser

156

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. audacity, impudence

gall
(gawl)

synonyms: nerve, brashness

157

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unpleasant due to excess; sickeningly sweet or sentimental

cloying
(kloi-ing)

synonyms: cheesy, overly sentimental, sappy

158

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to stain or tarnish the purity of

sully
(suhl-ee)

synonyms: stain, blot, smear

159

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to dirty, spoil, dishonor
v. to violate the chastity of

defile
(dih-fahyl)

synonyms: befoul, besmirch

160

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. concise and relevant

pithy
(pith-ee)

synonyms: concise, cogent, precise

161

Define:

slovenly
(sluhv-uhn-lee)

adj. untidy, disheveled; unclean in appearance or habits

The other dinner guests held the slovenly drunkard in contempt.

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onerous
(oh-ner-uhs)

adj. causing hardship; burdensome, troublesome

The students relished making the teacher's job as onerous as possible.

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Define:

scourge
(skurdj)

n. a plague or cause of affliction

n. something that causes suffering

The scourge of drugs in American society will be its downfall.

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candor
(kan-der)

n. the quality of being frank, sincere, or impartial in expression

Giorgio was known for his candor, so it surprised no one when he began to talk at length about his love life.

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boor
(boor)

n. a crude, unmannered, or rude person

The boor upset everyone at the fancy restaurant.

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Define:

moribund
(mawr-uh-buhnd)

adj. dying, decaying, on the brink of extinction

The moribund customs of the indigenous culture are only practiced in a few outlying areas.

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pine
(pahyn)

v. to suffer from extreme desire or painful longing; to yearn deeply
v. to waste away with grief

The sailor's wife pined for him all through the long, harsh winter.

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siren
(sahy-ruhn)

n. a beautiful, seductive, or charming woman

The young men of the neighborhood are smitten with the siren who moved in last week.

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cache
(kash)

n. a hidden place, a secret storage
n. a place for valuables

The bomb shelter had a cache of resources capable of supporting the family.

170

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lionize
(lahy-uh-nahyz)

v. to treat a person as a celebrity

When the musical sensation returned to her hometown, she was lionized by everyone she knew.

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skulk
(skuhlk)

v. to lie in wait; to hide with evil intent

The fugitive was spotted skulking about the docks just past midnight.

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emendation
(ee-muhn-dey-shuhn)

n. a correction or revision in a text

Once the emendations have been made, the pamphlet can be sent to the printer.

173

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euphony
(yoo-fuh-nee)

n. a pleasant, harmonious sound

The euphony of the Italian language is unparalleled.

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terse
(turs)

adj. succinct, curt

Your terse apology does not even begin to give an adequate explanation for your behavior.

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trite
(trahyt)

adj. uninteresting due to overuse; hackneyed

Though some may find Valentine's Day chocolates trite, I look forward to every box I get.

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malefactor
(mal-uh-fak-ter)

n. evildoer, culprit, a violator of the law

The Nuremberg trials brought the Nazi malefactors to justice.

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obtuse
(uhb-toos)

adj. stupid, dull
adj. slow to perceive, feel, or respond

The obtuse response lacked a great deal of sophistication.

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ingratiate
(ing-grey-shee-eyt)

v. to work oneself into the favor of someone

The intern ingratiated himself to his superiors starting on the first day.

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travesty
(trav-uh-stee)

n. a perverse or ludicrous representation

Thom's checkered tux was a travesty of good taste.

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philology
(fih-lol-uh-djee)

n. the study of linguistics and literature

The students of philology were hunched over their Spanish literature texts.

181

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. untidy, disheveled; unclean in appearance or habits

slovenly
(sluhv-uhn-lee)

synonyms: dirty, careless

182

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. causing hardship; burdensome, troublesome

onerous
(oh-ner-uhs)

synonyms: arduous, cumbersome, vexatious

183

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a plague or cause of affliction

scourge
(skurdj)

synonyms: torment, affliction, pestilence

184

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the quality of being frank, sincere, or impartial in expression

candor
(kan-der)

synonyms: honesty, directness

185

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a crude, unmannered, or rude person

boor
(boor)

synonyms: goon, oaf, barbarian

186

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. dying, decaying, on the brink of extinction

moribund
(mawr-uh-buhnd)

synonyms: doomed, expiring, passing

187

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to suffer from extreme desire or painful longing
v. to waste away with grief

pine
(pahyn)

synonyms: dream, hanker, lust

188

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a beautiful, seductive, and charming woman

siren
(sahy-ruhn)

synonyms: seductress, charmer

189

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a hidden place, a secret storage
n. a place for valuables

cache
(kash)

synonyms: a secret storage place

190

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to treat a person as a celebrity

lionize
(lahy-uh-nahyz)

synonyms: adulate, worship

191

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to lie, to sneak into hiding, with evil intent

skulk
(skuhlk)

synonyms: tiptoe, sneak, slither, creep

192

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a correction or revisions in a text

emendation
(ee-muhn-dey-shuhn)

synonyms: editing, proofreading

193

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a pleasant, harmonious sound

euphony
(yoo-fuh-nee)

synonyms: melody, symphony

194

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. succinct, curt

terse
(turs)

synonyms: brief, short

195

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. uninteresting due to overuse; hackneyed

trite
(trahyt)

synonyms: banal, common

196

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. evildoer, culprit, a violator of the law

malefactor
(mal-uh-fak-ter)

synonyms: felon, outlaw, villain

197

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. stupid, dull
adj. slow to perceive, feel, or respond

obtuse
(uhb-toos)

synonyms: dense, dumb, insensitive

198

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to work oneself into the favor of someone

ingratiate
(ing-grey-shee-eyt)

synonyms: flatter, curry favor

199

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a perverse or ludicrous parody or exaggeration

travesty
(trav-uh-stee)

synonyms: caricature, burlesque

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the study of linguistics and literature

philology
(fih-lol-uh-djee)

synonyms: the study of language; linguistics, and literature