Friday, September 27, 2013

Vocabulary 6

Vocabulary Six:

1. Adroit- Clever or skillful in using the hands or mind.

2. Amicable- Having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor.

3. Averse- Having a strong dislike/opposition to something.

4. Belligerent- Being hostile and aggressive.

5. Benevolent- Well meaning and kindly.

6. Cursory- Hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.

7. Duplicity- Deceitfulness; double-dealing.

8. Extol- To praise enthusiastically.

9. Feasible- Possible to do easily/conveniently.

10. Grimace- An ugly, twisted expression on a person’s face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement.

11. Holocaust- Destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, like caused by fire or nuclear war.

12. Impervious- Immune.

13. Impetus- The force/energy with which a body moves.

14. Jeopardy- Danger of loss, harm, or failure.

15. Meticulous- Showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.

16. Nostalgia- A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.

17. Quintessence- The most perfect/typical example of a quality or class.

18. Retrogress- Go back to an earlier state— typically a worse one.

19. Scrutinize- Examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.

20. Tepid- A liquid, only slightly warm; lukewarm.

21. Accede- Assent/agree to a demand, request, or treaty.

22. Brandish- Wave or flourish something as a threat, in anger, or excitement.

23. Comprise- Consist of; be made up of.

24. Deft- Neatly skillful and quick in one’s movements.

25. Destitute- Without the basic necessities of life.

26. Explicit- Stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt. Closing words.

27. Extirpate- End completely.

28. Inopportune- Occurring at an inconvenient or inappropriate time.

29. Ironic- Using or characterized by irony.

30. Musty- Having a stale, moldy, or damp smell.

31. Officious- Assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, with regard to petty/trivial matters.

32. Ominous- Giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.

33. Pinnacle- A high, pointed piece of rock.
Set on or as if on a pinnacle.

34. Premeditated- To think out or plan an action beforehand.

35. Rampant- Something unwelcome/unpleasant.
 Flourishing or spreading unchecked.

36. Solace- Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.

37. Stately- Having a dignified, unhurried, and grand manner; majestic in manner/appearance.

38. Supple- Bending and moving easily/gracefully; flexible.

39. Suppress- To put an end to forcefully.

40. Venal- Showing or motivating by susceptibility to bribery; Corruptible.b

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