Flashcards in Vocab 1,781 - 1,800 Deck (20):
1) to unite so as to form one mass/community/etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd.
1) characteristic of an uncle: He gives off the avuncular air of a kindly head master.
1) the determination of priorities for action: She began her workday with a triage of emails.
1) praiseworthy: to receive a gift for meritorious service.
1) not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
1) auxiliary / assisting: Slides, records, and other ancillaries can be used with the basic textbook.
1) a person who engages in controversial debate: a brilliant polemicist with an independent critical mind.
1) to reject as disqualified to act, typically because of interest or bias.
1) lacking a backbone / without strength of character: He has shown himself to be an invertebrate leader.
1) to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble: to dissimulate one's true feelings about a rival.
1) a person who precedes another in an office, position, etc.: The new monument in the park is more beautiful than its predecessor.
1) to vex or irritate greatly: His arrogant manner galls me.
1) the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable: Her fatalism helped her to face death with stoic calm.
1) having perception / discerning / discriminating: a percipient choice of wines.
1) a blank slate / a mind not yet affected by experiences, impressions, etc.
1) to force by oppressive measures / coerce: The authorities dragooned the peasants into leaving their farms.
1) causing annoyance, irritation, or aversion.
1) too extraordinary for description: a scene of indescribable confusion.
1) the character of being periodic.: The periodicity of the seasons allows two or three harvests per year.