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A 126-250

Elite 2100 Vocabulary
Set A
Words 126-250

Terms

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Flux
Flow; continuous change or movement
Fervent
Passionate; eager; earnest
Entourage
A group of attendants or followers
Superfluous
Unnecessary; extra
Raucous
Loud and harsh
Periphery
A boundary line; perimeter; an outside surface
Palliate
To lessen the pain or severity
Unassuming
Modest; not pretentious
Forage
To search for food or provisions
Novice
A person new to a field or activity; a beginner
Cleave
To split with a sharp instrument; to cling
Absolve
To free from guilt or blame
Digress
To turn aside from the main subject
Gibe
To ridicule
Benefactor
One who helps and supports other
Nomad
One who has no permanent home
Skittish
Nervous; easily frightened
Spendthrift
One who spends money wastefully
Fertile
Producing abundantly; prolific
Underscore
To emphasize
Sanction
To give official approval
Clamber
To crawl or climb with difficulty, esp. on all fours
Extemporaneous
Done with little or no preparation
Wry
Dryly humorous, with a touch of irony
Hapless
Unfortunate; unlucky
Sophisticated
Refined; cultivated; not simple; worldly-wise
Benevolent
Characterized by doing good
Prototype
The original model; someone or something that serves to illustrate the typical qualities of a class
Shirk
To put off or avoid performing (a duty or responsibility)
Euphoria
A feeling of great happiness
Appease
To satisfy or attempt to satisfy demands by granting concessions
Torrent
A swift-flowing stream; an uncontrolled outpouring
Placate
To make less angry
Gyrate
To revolve on an axis; to spin
Connoisseur
An expert, esp. in the fine arts
Beneficient
Performing deeds of kindness or charity; producing a good result
Repress
To hold back; to put down by force
Sonorous
Having a full, deep sound; impressive in style of speech
Undulate
To move in a wave-like motion
Divisive
Creating conflict
Revere
To honor
Gruesome
Causing horror; frightful and shocking
Frugal
Careful in spending money or resources
Immune
Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; not affected by an influence
Idyllic
Pleasing and simple
Raze
To demolish; to flatten to ground level
Maul
To injure; mangle
Vigilant
Alert and watchful, esp. for what is dangerous
Leery
Suspicious; distrustful
Obsequious
Showing too great a willingness to serve or obey
Patronize
To sponsor or support; to be kind or helpful in a snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior
Vivacious
Full of animation
Conviction
A strong belief or opinion
Maudlin
Excessively sentimental
Preposterous
Absurd; ridiculous; senseless; irrational
Uncouth
Uncultured; crude
Euphony
Pleasing sound, esp. of words
Scurry
To move with light running steps
Usury
Excessive charging of interest
Valiant
Courageous, brave, as in battle
Decor
A decorative style or scheme, as of a room
Prostrate
Lying face down, esp. as a sign of humility or worship; physically or emotionally exhausted
Pungent
Sharp to the smell or taste
Segue
An easy, effective, or uninterrupted transition
Punitive
Inflicting or intended to inflict punishment
Placebo
Something presented as a drug, but having no actual effect
Annul
To make void or invalid
Penury
Lack of money, property, or necessities
Stentorian
Extremely loud
Jeopardy
Risk of loss or injury; peril
Dreary
Depressing and boring
Perennial
Lasting through the years
Deity
A god
Expedition
A journey undertaken for a specific reason, such as for war or exploration; speed in doing something
Perpetuity
A state of infinite or indefinitely long duration
Benediction
Blessing
Celerity
Speed in motion; swiftness
Therapeutic
Having healing powers
Fitful
Occurring in irregular outbursts; occurring in spurts
Recluse
One who hides from the world
Insuperable
Impossible to overcome
Falter
To hesitate or stumble
Serendipity
Unexpected gift or discovery
Strut
To walk with a proud, arrogant bearing
Zenith
Maximum; the highest point
Obtuse
Slow in understanding; dull; stupid
Fathom
To measure the depth of; to understand
Laden
Loaded; burdened; afflicted
Shuffle
To walk while scraping or sliding the feet
Timbre
The distinguishing quality of sound
Intricate
Elaborately detailed
Writhe
To twist or squirm, as in pain, struggle or embarrassment
Inalienable
Not able to be taken away or transferred to others
Meander
To follow a winding course; to wander without any fixed destination
Putative
Put forth or accepted as true on inadequate grounds; supposed
Obliterate
To destroy so as to leave no trace
Shrewd
Clever in practical manners; cunning
Ruffle
To take away the smoothness of; to discompose
Beset
To attack from all sides; to trouble persistently
Concede
To acknowledge as true
Trying
Resulting from great difficulties; irritating
Rancorous
Bitter and resentful
Extenuate
To lessen the seriousness of, esp. by giving partial excuses
Subdue
To conquer; to make less intense
Thwart
To prevent or frustrate
Forlorn
Appearing sad because abandoned; in pitiful condition; almost without hope
Esteem
High regard; respect; to regard highly
Impending
About to happen
Credulous
Tending to believe too easily
Ode
A long, lyrical poem, usually serious or meditative in nature
Correlate
To correspond; to be mutually related
Expertise
Specialized skill or knowledge
Excoriate
To denounce sharply; to tear or wear the skin off
Venomous
Malignant; spiteful; secreting poison
Hirsute
Having excessive body hair
Gregarious
Seeking and enjoying the company of others; tending to move in a group
Plummet
To decline or descend sharply
Tyranny
Arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority
Delineate
To draw the outline of; describe in words or gestures
Veritable
Being truly named; real or genuine
Quibble
To criticize or evade the truth by raising trivial or irrelevant objections
Regress
To return to a previous state
Figurehead
A person with apparent but no real authority
Eulogy
A speech or written tribute in praise of someone who has died
Temporize
To act evasively in order to gain time

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