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1

Define:

dissociate
(dih-soh-see-ate)

v. to consider as separate
v. to break away

When news of the company's fraud broke out, former affiliates tried to dissociate themselves from the partnership.

2

Define:

dissonant
(diss-ih-nunt)

adj. not in agreement; discordant
adj. unpleasant or harsh sounding

The first song the group performed surprised the audience with its dissonant chords and unusual length.

3

Define:

distend
(dih-stend)

v. to swell or widen

The children watched in fascination as the frog distended its throat and croaked.

4

Define:

distill
(dih-still)

v. to make pure
v. to take out from

The essence of the substance was distilled through a complicated process.

5

Define:

divest
(dahy-vest)

v. to deprive or dispossess
v. to dispose of assets

He was divested of his privileges and title after breaking the club's most important rule.

6

Define:

doctrinaire
(dock-truh-nair)

adj. following theory without regard for practical reality

The new president's doctrinaire attitude towards economics led him to go through with some harmful policies.

7

Define:

elate
(ee-late)

v. to fill with optimism or excitement

Activists were elated to hear about the passage of the civil rights legislation.

8

Define:

elegy
(ell-ih-djee)

n. a mournful poem or song

At her father's funeral, Linda chose to read an elegy by his favorite poet, Keats.

9

Define:

elucidate
(ih-loo-sih-dehyt)

v. to make easier to understand

The company introduced simplified diagrams on its packaging to elucidate its new environmentally-friendly manufacturing process.

10

Define:

emaciate
(ih-mehy-shee-ehyt)

v. to make or become thin

He emerged from the prisoner camp emaciated by months of inadequate rations.

11

Define:

emollient
(ih-mole-yunt)

adj. having the effect of softening

The cream was popular for its moisturizing and emollient properties.

12

Define:

venal
(veen-l)

adj. capable of being bought or bribed; mercenary; corruptible

Naturally, the case was declared a mistrial when its venal judge was shown to have sought bribes from both the prosecution and the defense.

13

Define:

doggerel
(daw-ger-uhl)

n. trivial, poorly constructed verse

adj. comic, burlesque; loose and irregular

The doggerel found in some publications is often a result of lazy editing.

14

Define:

manse
(manss)

n. a clergyman's house
n. a mansion

The architect just finished the plans for the minister's new manse.

15

Define:

nexus
(nek-suhss)

n. a connected series; a tie or link
n. the center or focus

The detective pursued several corrupt police officials and so uncovered the nexus of the city's violent crime.

16

Define:

promulgate
(prom-uhl-geyt)

v. to make openly known; to officially announce

The governor promulgated the new building code by special courier to each of the state's municipalities.

17

Define:

dross
(drawss)

n. rubbish, waste, or foreign matter; impurity

Fred dismissed the criticisms of his portfolio, pointing out that the gold had far outweighed the dross through his long career.

18

Define:

demur
(duh-mur)

v. to take exception; to object
n. an objection

Though he was essentially in favor of freedom of speech, he demurred at certain types of hate speech.

19

Define:

felicitous
(fih-liss-ih-tuss)

adj. appropriate, suitable (as of a comment); well-chosen

Though Zhang and Eric are nothing alike, their complementary strengths made for a felicitous pairing as lab partners.

20

Define:

veritable
(ver-ih-tuh-buhl)

adj. authentic, real, true

In such a moderate district, winning more than 60 percent of the vote is a veritable landslide.

21

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to consider as separate
v. to break away

dissociate
(dih-soh-see-ate)

synonyms: separate, detach

22

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not in agreement; discordant
adj. unpleasant or harsh sounding

dissonant
(diss-ih-nunt)

synonyms: discordant, clashing

23

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to swell or widen

distend
(dih-stend)

synonyms: bulge, swell, bloat

24

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to make pure
v. to take out from

distill
(dih-still)

synonyms: boil down, condense, extract

25

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to deprive or dispossess
v. to dispose of assets

divest
(dahy-vest)

synonyms: release, give up possession, rid

26

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. following theory without regard for practical reality

doctrinaire
(dock-truh-nair)

synonyms: dogmatic, unrealistic

27

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to fill with optimism or excitement

elate
(ee-late)

synonyms: uplift, exalt, to make very proud or happy

28

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a mournful poem or song

elegy
(ell-ih-djee)

synonyms: death song, lament

29

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to make easier to understand

elucidate
(ih-loo-sih-dehyt)

synonyms: clarify, simplify, expose

30

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to make or become thin

emaciate
(ih-mehy-shee-ehyt)

synonyms: decrease, starve, weaken

31

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. having the effect of softening

emollient
(ih-mole-yunt)

synonyms: relaxing, relieving

32

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. capable of being bought or bribed; mercenary

venal
(veen-l)

synonyms: dishonest, corruptible

33

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. trivial, poorly constructed verse

doggerel
(daw-ger-uhl)

synonyms: awkward, droll

34

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a clergyman's house
n. a mansion

manse
(manss)

synonyms: dwelling, house, residence

35

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a connected series; a tie or link
n. the center or focus

nexus
(nek-suhss)

synonyms: web, union; core

36

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to make openly known; to officially announce

promulgate
(prom-uhl-geyt)

synonyms: advertise, broadcast, declare

37

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. slag, waste, or foreign matter; impurity

dross
(drawss)

synonyms: dregs, scum

38

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to take exception; to object
n. an objection

demur
(duh-mur)

synonyms: disagree, challenge, oppose

39

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. appropriate, suitable (as of a comment); well-chosen

felicitous
(fih-liss-ih-tuss)

synonyms: apt, fitting, favorable

40

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. authentic, real, true

veritable
(ver-ih-tuh-buhl)

synonyms: bona fide, genuine

41

Define:

impassive
(im-pass-iv)

adj. showing no emotion; stoic; unmoved

Who could remain impassive after such a heart-wrenching story?

42

Define:

hermetic
(hur-met-ik)

adj. airtight, impervious to outside influence; isolated

The tomb's hermetic seal had never been opened.

43

Define:

fracas
(frey-kuhs)

n. a noisy fight or quarrel

In the middle of the day, a fracas between two cab drivers erupted in the street.

44

Define:

eminence
(em-ih-nunce)

n. a place of high rank

Late in her career, Aida was finally recognized for achieving eminence in filmmaking.

45

Define:

epigram
(ep-ih-gram)

n. a witty saying

The comedian became famous for his instantly recognizable epigrams and one-liners.

46

 Define:

epitome
(uh-pit-uh-mee)

n. a particularly worthy example of a class or type

The salon's customers praised his work as the epitome of high-class hairstyling.

47

Define:

equanimity
(ek-wuh-nim-ih-tee)

n. steadiness of mind

A good leader maintains her equanimity even during a crisis.

48

Define:

equivocal
(uh-kwiv-uh-kul)

adj. uncertain or open to interpretation

The doctor's conclusion was rather equivocal, so I asked for a second opinion.

49

Define:

erudite
(air-ya-dahyt)

adj. having profound knowledge or wisdom

The erudite professor was extremely knowledgeable but difficult to understand in lectures.

50

Define:

espouse
(uh-spouz)

v. to give or take in matrimony
v. to take up or adopt (e.g., a cause)

Although she claims to be nonconformist, Becky merely espouses the same beliefs she has read about in various books and websites.

51

Define:

eradicate
(ih-rad-ih-kehyt)

v. to eliminate completely

The poison succeeded in eradicating all of the insects that had invaded the house.

52

Define:

estrange
(ih-strange)

v. to arouse hostility in
v. to remove from a group or relationship

A particularly mean-spirited remark from her stepmother finally estranged Maggie from her family, and she has not been home since.

53

Define:

evanescent
(ev-ih-ness-unt)

adj. tending to vanish

The evanescent beauty of cherry blossoms may have inspired the respect for short-lived pleasures evident in the Japanese psyche.

54

Define:

extrinsic
(ik-strin-zik)

adj. originating from the outside

The parents' cheers were useful for extrinsic motivation, but the coach told the team that the drive to win must come from inside themselves.

55

Define:

exult
(ig-zult)

v. to express joy or elation

The winning candidate's campaign team began to exult the moment they heard the news.

56

Define:

facetious
(fuh-see-shuss)

adj. humorous with a sarcastic tone

The student's facetious comments were seen as disrespectful by his professor.

57

Define:

facile
(fass-ul)

adj. done with ease
adj. shallow, uncomplicated

Though facile references to cooperation may inspire some workers, others remain unconvinced until their higher-ups go into specifics.

58

Define:

rectitude
(rek-tih-tood)

n. moral righteousness
n. the quality of being right

The priest praised him for his rectitude in the face of temptation.

59

Define:

crucible
(kroo-suh-buhl)

n. a metal container made of heat resistant material
n. a severe test
n. a place or time characterized by powerful forces

He was cast into the crucible of depression by his daughter's diagnosis.

60

Define:

ingenue
(an-je-noo)

n. a naive, innocent young woman

Do you take me for an ingenue who has never been to the city?

61

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. showing no emotion; stoic; unmoved

impassive
(im-pass-iv)

synonyms: apathetic, unfeeling

62

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. airtight, impervious to outside influence; isolated

hermetic
(hur-met-ik)

synonyms: impervious, shut, sealed

63

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a noisy fight or quarrel

fracas
(frey-kuhs)

synonyms: disturbance, fight, brawl

64

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a place of high rank

eminence
(em-ih-nunce)

synonyms: importance, authority

65

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a witty saying

epigram
(ep-ih-gram)

synonyms: quirk, joke

66

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a particularly worthy example of a class or type

epitome
(uh-pit-uh-mee)

synonyms: ideal, model

67

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. steadiness of mind

equanimity
(ek-wuh-nim-ih-tee)

synonyms: composure, poise

68

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. uncertain or open to interpretation

equivocal
(uh-kwiv-uh-kul)

synonyms: doubtful, questionable

69

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. having profound knowledge or wisdom

erudite
(air-ya-dahyt)

synonyms: educated, cultured, savvy

70

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to give or take in matrimony
v. to take up or adopt (e.g., a cause)

espouse
(uh-spouz)

synonyms: marry, engage; support, defend

71

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to eliminate completely

eradicate
(ih-rad-ih-kehyt)

synonyms: destroy, annihilate

72

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to arouse hostility in
v. to remove oneself from a group or relationship

estrange
(ih-strange)

synonyms: antagonize, disaffect; separate, disconnect

73

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. tending to vanish

evanescent
(ev-ih-ness-unt)

synonyms: transient, disappearing, vanishing

74

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. originating from the outside

extrinsic
(ik-strin-zik)

synonyms: foreign, acquired, alien, outward

75

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to express joy or elation

exult
(ig-zult)

synonyms: delight, jubilate

76

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. humorous with a sarcastic tone

facetious
(fuh-see-shuss)

synonyms: ironic, not serious

77

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. done with ease
adj. shallow, uncomplicated

facile
(fass-ul)

synonyms: effortless; simplistic

78

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. moral righteousness
n. the quality of being right

rectitude
(rek-tih-tood)

synonyms: decency, integrity; correctness

79

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a metal container made of heat resistant material
n. a severe test
n. a place or time characterized by powerful forces

crucible
(kroo-suh-buhl)

synonyms: vessel; calamity, trial

80

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a naive, innocent young woman

ingenue
(an-zhuh-noo)

synonyms: amateur, learner

81

Define:

cadge
(kadj)

v. to beg or ask for; to impose on another's generosity

The drunk was cadging cigarettes from strangers.

82

Define:

flout
(flahwt)

v. to demonstrate contempt for; to mock with disdain

v. to disregard, to disobey

She flouted convention with her bizarre style of dress.

83

Define:

ennui
(ahn-wee)

n. dissatisfaction and restlessness due to boredom or apathy

Go Fish could not cure our rainy-day ennui.

84

Define:

urbanity
(ur-ban-ih-tee)

n. refinement and elegance of manner; polished courtesy

It was difficult not to be captivated by the palpable urbanity in everything she said.

85

Define:

vicissitude
(vih-siss-ih-tood)

n. a sudden, unexpected change, as in one's life

John found inner strength and confronted the vicissitudes of a troubled life admirably.

86

Define:

hubris
(hyoo-bris)

n. arrogant presumption, excessive pride

The president's hubris led to the desertion of many of his erstwhile friends who missed the humble and prudent politician they once knew.

87

Define:

fallow
(fal-owe)

adj. undeveloped (often despite the potential to be used)

In the United States, some farmers are paid to leave parts of their land fallow in order to limit agricultural output.

88

Define:

fathom
(fath-um)

v. to calculate the depth of
v. to comprehend

I cannot even fathom the idea of giving up my child for adoption.

89

Define:

fatuous
(fach-oo-us)

adj. inanely foolish

Most of his peers and relations thought his dream of becoming both a doctor and astronaut was fatuous at best.

90

Define:

ferment
(v. fur-ment; n. fur-ment)

v. to process sugar into alcohol organically
v. to work up
n. a state of excitement or turbulence

The ferment into which Watson and Crick's discovery of DNA thrust the world of evolutionary biology was slow to die down.

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fervent
(fur-vent)

adj. filled with strong emotion

Her fervent desire to help others led her to start her own charity organization with her inheritance.

92

Define:

fetter
(fet-er)

n. a restraint
v. to restrict or restrain

The designer felt his creativity was fettered by his client's demands.

93

Define:

garrulous
(gair-uh-luss)

adj. overly talkative (esp. about unimportant topics)

The woman's garrulous nature annoyed most of her coworkers.

94

Define:

gauche
(goash)

adj. unsophisticated; lacking manners

Linda kept to herself at her boss's cocktail party, lest she say something gauche and embarrass herself.

95

Define:

germane
(djer-mehyn)

adj. relevant to the matter at hand

Kevin had a hard time finding materials that were actually germane to his project and not just tangentially related.

96

Define:

glib
(glihb)

adj. spoken in a smooth, unconcerned manner
adj. informal to the point of being insincere

The politician annoyed many journalists with his glib responses.

97

Define:

glutton
(glut-un)

n. a person who eats to excess

Johnny got in trouble so often that his professors began asking if he was a "glutton for punishment".

98

Define:

grandiloquent
(gran-dill-ih-kwunt)

adj. extravagant and pompous in speech

The grandiloquent speech did not have much substance, leaving the audience confused about its purpose.

99

Define:

gratuitous
(gruh-too-ih-tuss)

adj. unwarranted or unnecessary

The movie disgusted her due to its gratuitous violence, which served no plot function so far as she could tell.

100

Define:

gregarious
(grih-gair-ee-us)

adj. outgoing and friendly
adj. tending to live in communities

This gregarious species of bird may be found in flocks of up to one hundred individuals.

101

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to beg or ask for; to impose on another's generosity

cadge
(kadj)

synonyms: hawk, mooch

102

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to demonstrate contempt for; to mock with disdain

flout
(flahwt)

synonyms: deride, mock, ridicule

103

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. dissatisfaction and restlessness due to boredom or apathy

ennui
(ahn-wee)

synonyms: tedium, weariness, disinterest

104

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. refinement and elegance of manner; polished courtesy

urbanity
(ur-ban-ih-tee)

synonyms: elegance, charming

105

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a sudden, unexpected change, as in one's life

vicissitude
(vih-siss-ih-tood)

synonyms: alteration, hardship, adversity

106

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. arrogant presumption, excessive pride

hubris
(hyoo-bris)

synonyms: brass, conceitedness, nerve

107

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. undeveloped (often despite the potential to be used)

fallow
(fal-owe)

synonyms: neglected, inactive, vacant

108

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to calculate the depth of
v. to comprehend

fathom
(fath-um)

synonyms: measure; understand

109

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. inanely foolish

fatuous
(fach-oo-us)

synonyms: silly, frivolous

110

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to process sugar into alcohol organically
v. to work up
n. a state of excitement or turbulence

ferment
(v. fur-ment, n. fur-ment)

synonyms: disturb, agitate; agitation, uprising, excitement

111

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. filled with strong emotion

fervent
(fur-vent)

synonyms: ardent, zealous, impassioned

112

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a restraint
v. to restrict or restrain

fetter
(fet-er)

synonyms: tie up, bind

113

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. overly talkative (esp. about unimportant topics)

garrulous
(gair-uh-luss)

synonyms: babbling, chatty, verbose

114

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unsophisticated; lacking manners

gauche
(goash)

synonyms: tactless, crude

115

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. relevant to the matter at hand

germane
(djer-mehyn)

synonyms: appropriate, applicable, befitting

116

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. spoken in a smooth, unconcerned manner
adj. informal to the point of being insincere

glib
(glihb)

synonyms: nonchalant, fluent, thoughtless

117

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a person who eats to excess

glutton
(glut-un)

synonyms: gorger, hog

118

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. extravagant and pompous in speech

grandiloquent
(gran-dill-ih-kwunt)

synonyms: self-important, lofty

119

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unwarranted or unnecessary

gratuitous
(gruh-too-ih-tuss)

synonyms: unneeded, wanton

120

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. outgoing and friendly
adj. tending to live in communities

gregarious
(grih-gair-ee-us)

synonyms: affable, cordial; sociable

121

Define:

guile
(gahyl)

n. trickery or duplicity

His offer was free of guile and meant only to be helpful.

122

Define:

hyperbole
(hahy-pur-buh-lee)

n. exaggeration

The statement that "I'm so hungry, I could eat a cow," is hyperbole and not meant to be taken literally.

123

Define:

iconoclast
(eye-con-uh-klast)

n. one who challenges generally accepted beliefs and traditions

The iconoclasts who upended Britain's post-war consensus took a much harder line against unions than had been the norm.

124

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idiosyncrasy
(id-ee-owe-sing-kruh-see)

n. a peculiar way of behaving or thinking

His obsession with removing his shoes the moment they got wet was one of his many idiosyncrasies.

125

Define:

idyll
(ahyd-ul)

n. a scene of simple and tranquil nature
n. a short poem about such a scene

Her favorite poems are idylls about the joys of life in the country.

126

Define:

immutable
(ih-mew-tuh-bull)

adj. not susceptible to change

The actors knew that once the director made a decision about a scene, it was immutable and not open to debate.

127

Define:

imperious
(im-peer-ee-us)

adj. proud and arrogant

The actress replied to her manager's concerns with an imperious wave of her hand.

128

Define:

impetuous
(im-pech-oo-us)

adj. hasty and lacking in thought

His impetuous and eager nature led him to take on more projects than he could realistically complete.

129

Define:

impetus
(im-pih-tuss)

n. a force that encourages or pushes forward a certain activity
n. a force that moves an object

The sudden publicity around the violence in India gave impetus to the campaign to end the conflict through international mediation.

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implacable
(im-plack-ih-bull)

adj. impossible to calm or satisfy

According to my mother, I was an implacable baby who often kept her up through the night.

131

Define:

inert
(in-urt)

adj. not able to move
adj. having no energy or interest
adj. chemically inactive

After hours at the gym, Luke could only lie about the house, inert and exhausted.

132

Define:

infallible
(in-fal-ih-bull)

adj. incapable of error

Many of the actor's fans considered him infallible, so it was shocking when his latest film was widely panned.

133

Define:

ingenuous
(in-djehn-you-us)

adj. unable to mask feelings
adj. lacking worldliness; innocent and unsuspecting

Kate was too ingenuous to realize that accepting a ride from a stranger might be a bad idea.

134

Define:

iniquitous
(ih-nick-wih-tuss)

adj. wicked or unjust

The villain's iniquitous plan was fortunately foiled again by the hero.

135

Define:

innocuous
(ih-nock-you-us)

adj. not likely to injure or harm
adj. not controversial
adj. uninspiring or uninteresting

This insect looks dangerous and frightening but is actually innocuous.

136

Define:

inoculate
(ih-nock-yuh-late)

v. to vaccinate; to introduce an idea/attitude into the mind of

In most states, children must be inoculated against common diseases before they enter public school.

137

Define:

insolence
(in-suh-lunce)

n. rudeness; a lack of respect

When she could no longer stand the child's insolence, the babysitter called his parents to complain.

138

Define:

insular
(in-suh-lurr)

adj. limited in outlook
adj. physically or emotionally removed from others

Having grown up in a small, insular town her whole life, Linda longed to move to a big city.

139

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intractable
(in-track-tuh-bull)

adj. not easily managed or governed
adj. not easily manipulated or molded
adj. not easily treated

The horse was too intractable to be used in the race.

140

Define:

laconic
(luh-con-ik)

adj. brief and direct, often to the point of seeming rude

Kevin's laconic response was unfortunately perceived as a rebuff and he was not invited to any more gatherings.

141

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. trickery or duplicity

guile
(gahyl)

synonyms: slyness, deceit, cunning

142

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. exaggeration

hyperbole
(hahy-pur-buh-lee)

synonyms: exaggeration, embellishment

143

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. one who challenges generally accepted beliefs and traditions

iconoclast
(eye-con-uh-klast)

synonyms: detractor, cynic, dissenter

144

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a peculiar way of behaving or thinking

idiosyncrasy
(id-ee-owe-sing-kruh-see)

synonyms: oddity, quirk

145

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a scene of simple and tranquil nature
n. a short poem about such a scene

idyll
(ahyd-ul)

synonyms: ballad, lyric

146

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not susceptible to change

immutable
(ih-mew-tuh-bull)

synonyms: unchangeable, constant

147

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. proud and arrogant

imperious
(im-peer-ee-us)

synonyms: haughty, domineering

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Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. hasty and lacking in thought

impetuous
(im-pech-oo-us)

synonyms: hasty, rash, unplanned

149

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a force that encourages or pushes forward a certain activity
n. a force that moves an object

impetus
(im-pih-tuss)

synonyms: driving force, push, incentive

150

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. impossible to calm or satisfy

implacable
(im-plack-ih-bull)

synonyms: ruthless, unappeasable, unbending

151

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not able to move
adj. having no energy or interest
adj. chemically inactive

inert
(in-urt)

synonyms: lifeless, still, inactive, dormant

152

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. incapable of error

infallible
(in-fal-ih-bull)

synonyms: absolute, certain, definite

153

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unable to mask feelings
adj. lacking worldliness; innocent or unsuspecting

ingenuous
(in-djehn-you-us)

synonyms: direct, genuine; naive

154

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. wicked or unjust

iniquitous
(ih-nick-wih-tuss)

synonyms: immoral, evil, corrupt

155

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not likely to injure or harm
adj. not controversial
adj. uninspiring or uninteresting

innocuous
(ih-nock-you-us)

synonyms: harmless; drab

156

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to vaccinate; to introduce an idea/attitude into the mind of

inoculate
(ih-nock-yuh-late)

synonyms: inject, immunize

157

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. rudeness; a lack of respect

insolence
(in-suh-lunce)

synonyms: nerve, impudence

158

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. limited in outlook
adj. physically or emotionally removed from others

insular
(in-suh-lurr)

synonyms: narrow-minded, limited; exclusive, unfriendly

159

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. not easily managed or governed
adj. not easily manipulated or molded
adj. not easily treated

intractable
(in-track-tuh-bull)

synonyms: unresponsive, refractory

160

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. brief and direct, often to the point of seeming rude

laconic
(luh-con-ik)

synonyms: concise, cogent

161

Define:

lampoon
(lam-poon)

n. a sharp satire mocking a person or group through an artistic medium
v. to satirize or attack in such a style

Many modern comedies focus solely on lampooning typical films from a variety of genres.

162

Define:

latent
(lehy-tent)

adj. present or existing but not currently visible

The doctor explained that she had died of a latent heart condition that was not detected until it was too late to treat.

163

Define:

lattice
(lat-is)

n. a pattern consisting of, or resembling, an interwoven frame made by crisscrossing strips

The back of the antique mirror was made of a lattice of rich, dark wood.

164

Define:

laud
(lawd)

v. to praise or glorify

When he returned home, his relatives and friends lauded him for his bravery on the battlefield.

165

Define:

leaven
(lev-un)

v. to have an enlivening or lightening influence

The few jokes he threw in did nothing to leaven his grim sermon.

166

Define:

lethargic
(luh-thar-djick)

adj. physically or mentally slow

Although I have gotten over the worst of my illness, I am still too lethargic to do anything but stay in bed.

167

Define:

levy
(lev-ee)

v. to impose and collect
n. a charge imposed

The government decided that the best way to deal with the problem was to levy a new tax on the ownership of pets.

168

Define:

mean
(meen)

adj. low in status or quality
n. a point between two extremes

Ali is a moderate, preferring to choose the mean when faced with extreme leftist and rightist arguments.

169

Define:

meander
(mee-an-dur)

v. to wander in a leisurely manner

I have a tendency to meander about my large garden when I'm bored.

170

Define:

medley
(med-lee)

n. a mixture of dissimilar things
n. a musical composition of melodies from different songs

The local singing group is renowned for their medley of popular Beatles songs.

171

Define:

melancholy
(mel-un-kol-ee)

n. a feeling of deep sadness
adj. sad, dejected

After her husband's departure, she spent months wallowing in melancholy.

172

Define:

mercurial
(mur-cure-ee-ul)

adj. subject to sudden changes in mood
adj. lively and quick

My mother's mercurial temperament makes it impossible to predict how she will react to bad news.

173

Define:

monotonous
(muh-not-ih-nuss)

adj. tedious, repetitive
adj. characterized by a tone of unvarying pitch

My new job consists of putting letters into envelopes, organizing files in alphabetical order, and other monotonous tasks.

174

Define:

moratorium
(more-uh-tore-ee-um)

n. suspension of activity

Failing to secure the necessary signatures for a referendum, the group tried to secure a moratorium on gay marriages while their challenge was heard by the courts.

175

Define:

mores
(more-ehyz)

n. the accepted customs of a particular group

She went against the mores of her community when she decided to keep her maiden name.

176

Define:

morphology
(more-fol-uh-djee)

n. the study of form or structure

Her interest in drawing bushes and flowers logically led her to read up on plant morphology.

177

Define:

muse
(mewz)

v. to reflect deeply on a subject

The students mused over the message of the teacher's final lecture well after the class had ended.

178

Define:

nadir
(nehy-dur)

n. the lowest point

Stevenson has said that the weather is generally the "very nadir" of interesting conversational topics.

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Define:

nascent
(neyss-unt)

adj. just coming into existence

The nascent after-school program was already attracting the interest of a lot of parents and students.

180

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nebulous
(neb-yuh-luss)

adj. unclear or vague

Their plans for the new student center were as yet too nebulous to take to the board of directors for approval.

181

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a sharp satire mocking a person or group through an artistic medium
v. to satirize or attack in such a style

lampoon
(lam-poon)

synonyms: parody, satire

182

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. present or existing but not currently visible

latent
(lehy-tent)

synonyms: hidden, invisible

183

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. a pattern consisting of, or resembling, an interwoven frame made by crisscrossing strips

lattice
(lat-is)

synonyms: mesh, filigree, net, grid

184

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to praise or glorify

laud
(lawd)

synonyms: acclaim, celebrate, flatter

185

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to have an enlivening or lightening influence

leaven
(lev-un)

synonyms: raise, lighten

186

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. physically or mentally slow

lethargic
(luh-thar-djick)

synonyms: lazy, sluggish

187

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to impose and collect
n. a charge imposed

levy
(lev-ee)

synonyms: demand, exact; tax, fee

188

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. low in status or quality
n. a point between two extremes

mean
(meen)

synonyms: base, common, inferior; average, halfway

189

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to wander in a leisurely manner

meander
(mee-an-dur)

synonyms: drift, ramble, traipse

190

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a mixture of dissimilar things
n. a musical composition of melodies from different songs

medley
(med-lee)

synonyms: assortment, patchwork

191

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. a feeling of deep sadness
adj. sad, dejected

melancholy
(mel-un-kol-ee)

synonyms: dejected, downcast, sad

192

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. subject to sudden changes in mood
adj. lively and quick

mercurial
(mur-cure-ee-ul)

synonyms: flighty, fluctuating; buoyant

193

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. tedious, repetitive
adj. characterized by a tone of unvarying pitch

monotonous
(muh-not-ih-nuss)

synonyms: droning, unchanging

194

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. suspension of activity

moratorium
(more-uh-tore-ee-um)

synonyms: adjournment, break, delay

195

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the accepted customs of a particular group

mores
(more-aze)

synonyms: codes, ways, etiquette, ritual

196

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the study of form or structure

morphology
(more-fol-uh-djee)

synonyms: study of form, study of structure

197

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to reflect deeply on a subject

muse
(mewz)

synonyms: contemplate, ponder

198

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. the lowest point

nadir
(nehy-dur)

synonyms: bottom, floor, lowest point

199

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. just coming into existence

nascent
(neyss-unt)

synonyms: developing, beginning

200

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. unclear or vague

nebulous
(neb-yuh-luss)

synonyms: obscure, indistinct