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Level F Vocab 1-7 (English Final)

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transgress
(v.) to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law
Inscrutable
(adj.) Impossible of being understood, incomprehensable, impossible to see through
soporific
(adj.) tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) something that induces sleep
vapid
(adj.) dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force
epitome
a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality; Syn: abstract, digest, model, archetype
callow
without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers; Syn: green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced; Ant: mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated
ennui
(n.) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
Nominal
(adj) existing in name only, not real; to small to be considered or taken seriously..titular, token, trifling, inconsequencial
Remonstrate
(v.) To argue, protest, expostulate, or plead with someone against something
coalition
(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
Scurrilous
(adj.) Coarsly abusive, vulgar or low in language, filthy, obscene
Insular
(adj.) nattow-minded, provincial, relating to
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval; Syn: rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate; Ant: acclaim, glorify, extol
beneficent
performing acts of kindness or charity
Guerulous
(adj.) Petulant, peevish, cranky, complaining
hiatus
(n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
flout
(v.) to mock, treat with contempt
simulate
(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
fetter
(n.) a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural anything that confines or restrains; (v.) to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent
Expiate
(v) to make amends. make up for; to avert. redeem, atone, make reparation.
drivel
(n) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; (v) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly; Syn: blanderdash, hogwash, tommyrot, slaver
cadaverous
ale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
concoct
to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
aplomb
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity; Syn: composure, self-possession, levelheadedness; Ant: confusion, embarassment, abashment
disabuse
(v.) to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
decadence
(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
Ascribe
(v) to assign or refer to. attribute. impute. credit
bizarre
(adj.) extremely strange, unusual, atypical
salutary
(adj.) beneficial, helpful, healthful, wholesome
blazon
(v.) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely
caveat
(n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
autonomy
(n.) self-government, political control
meritorious
(adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise
Erudite
(adj.) Scholarly, well educated, learned, bookish, well-read
Sleazy
(adj.)Thin or flimsy in texture, cheap, cheesy, inferior
demagogue
(n.) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
Adventitious
(adj) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental not essential. extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous
ameliorate
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or short coming; Syn: amend, better; Ant: worsen, aggravate, exacerbate
expostulate
(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course of decision by earnest reasoning
occult
(adj.) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; (v.) to hide, conceal; eclipse; (n.) matters involving the supernatural; Syn: supernatural, esoteric, abstruse, arcane Ant: mundane, common, public, exoteric
Ferment
(n) a state of great excitement, agitation or turbulence.....(v)to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action....(n) commotion, turmoil, unrest
Tenuous
(adj) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significiance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported, flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy
Infer
(v.) To find out by reasoning, to hint, to suggest, to guess, to presume
debase
to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
hackneyed
(adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality
pillage
(v) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n) the act of looting; booty
Gossamer
(adj.) Thin, light, sheer, airy, feathery, delicate, light cloth or gauze
Irrevocable
(adj.) Irreversable, incapable of being changed
prate
(v) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
Aura
(n.) That which surrounds, the distinctive air or personal quality, ambience
extricate
(v.) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
unwieldy
(adj.) not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
sinecure
(n.) a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
Sedulous
(adj.) Persistent, showing determination, tireless
lassitude
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy; Syn: fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor; Ant: energy, vitality, animation, liveliness
Contraband
(n.) Illegal traffic, smuggled goods, bootleg, something prohibited, illicit
scathing
(adj.) bitterly severe, withering; causing great harm
Repudiate
(v.) To disown, to reject, to deny
crass
coarse, unfeeling; stupid
Commiserate
(v) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress. empathize.
Amorphous
(adj.) Shapless, formless, uncstructured, nebulous, inchoate
Noncommittal
(adj) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position, or to say yes or no. cagey, uninformative, playing it safe, playing close to the vest
precipitate
(v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to; (adj.) characterized by excessive haste; (n.) moisture; the product of an action or process; Syn: provoke, produce, reckless, impetuous; Ant: wary, cautious, circumspect
exhort
to urge strongly, advise earnestly; Syn:entreat, implore, adjure; Ant:discourage, advise against, deprecate.
immutable
(adj.) not subject to change, constant
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
permeate
to spread through, penetrate, soak though
straitlaced
(adj.) extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct; prudish, puritanical
Proclivity
(n) a natural or habitual inclination or tendacy (especially of human charactor or behavior). natural bent, penchant, propensity
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in critical or derogatory sense); Syn: cozy up to, curry favor with; Ant: alienate, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself
interloper
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder; Syn: trespasser, meddler, buttinsky
austere
without adornment or luxury
bombastic
pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal lack a of ideas; Syn: inflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious; Ant: unadorned, simple, plain, austere
intercede
(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
umbrage
(n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; and overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
Inadvertent
(adj) resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental, unconsidered.
Affable
(adj.) Pleasant, curteous, agreeable, cordial, amicable, easy to talk to
contrive
(v.) to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
reprove
(v) to find fault with, scold, rebuke
innuendo
(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
fractious
(adj.) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
axiomatic
(adj.) self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
Expedite
(v) to make easy. cause to progress faster. accelerate, facilitate, speed up
millennium
a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy; Syn: chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace; Ant: doomsday, day of judgement
precept
(n.) a rule of conduct or action
aspersion
(n.) a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
Wheedle
(v) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end.. cajo;e, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
transcend
(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed
megalomania
(n.) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality
vicarious
(adj.) performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
equitable
(adj.) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
infringe
to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds; Syn: encroach, impinge, intrude, poach; Ant: stay in bounds
Acculturation
(n) the modification of social patterns, traits, structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; adaption.
infraction
(n) a breaking of a law or obligation
heinous
(adj.) very wicked, offensive, hateful
stalwart
(adj) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n) a brave, stong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
punctilious
(adj) very careful and exact, attentive to find points of etiquette or propriety
Resilient
(adj.) Able to return to the original shape, springy, elastic, bouncy
Propensity
(n.) Natural inclanation, natural bent, proclivity
transient
(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time
petulant
(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
vulnerable
(and) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
brusque
(adj.) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
Reverberate
(v.) To echo, to re-echo, resound, to reflect repeatedly
jaded
(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
unctuous
(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
filch
(v.) to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
scourge
(v.) to whip, punish severely; (n.) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
castigate
(v.) to punish severely; to criticize severely
Sangfroid
(n) composure or coolness, exspecially in trying circumstances,, poise, self-assurance, equanimity,
grandiose
(adj) grand in an impressive or stately way, marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
Abominate
(v) to have an intense dislike or hatred. loathe, abhor, despise, detest
redoubtable
(adj) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
stringent
strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste; Syn: stern, rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative; Ant: lenient, mild, lax, permissive
assuage
(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
Aggrandize
(v.) To increase in greatness, power or wealth, to intensify, to amplify
intrinsic
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part; Syn: immanent, organic; Ant: extrinsic, external, outward
transmute
(v.) to change from one nature, substance, or form to another
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
amnesty
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
prerogative
(n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
Enjoin
(v) to direct or order. to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way. to prohibit, bid, charge, command adjure.
inconsequential
(adj) trifling, unimportant
restitution
(n) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
disconcert
(v) to confuse; to disturb the composure of
surreptitious
(adj.) stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
surmise
(v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof; Syn: infer, gather, inference, presumption
desecrate
(v) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, the cemetery
cajole
(v.) to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
lurid
(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
anomalous
(adj.) abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
mitigate
(v)to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
approbation
(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
Circuitous
(adj) roundabout, not direct. indirect, meandering. winding
elicit
(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
Vitriolic
(adj) bitter, scarcastic; highly, caustic or biting(like a strong acid)... withering, acerbic, mordant,
Peculate
(v) to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use. embezzle. defraud, misappropiate.
Seditious
(adj) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overflowing an establishmed government. mutinous, rebellious, subersive.
sepulchral
(adj.) funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal
insurgent
(n.) one who rebels or rises against authority; (adj.) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority surging or rushing in or on

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