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English: Vocabulary 1

Terms

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acquisitive
(adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
acquisitive; S
S: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive
arrogate
(v.) to claim without right
arrogate; S
S: expropriate, usurp, commandeer
banal
(adj.) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
banal; S
S: stale, insipid
belabor
v. to work on excessively
belabor; S
S: overwork
carping
adj. Tending to find fault in a petty way; n. petty, nagging criticism
carping; S
S: nit-picking, caviling
coherent
adj. Holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
coherent; S
S: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
congeal
v. to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
congeal; S
S: harden, jell, coagulate, solidify
emulate
v. to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
emulate; S
S: copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to
encomium
n. a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
encomium; S
S: panegyric, eulogy, commendation
eschew
v. to avoid, shun, keep away from
eschew; S
S: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
germane
adj. Relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
germane; S
S: pertinent
insatiable
adj. So great or demanding as not to be satisified
insatiable; S
S: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
intransigent
adj. Refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
intransigent; S
S: uncomprimising, unyielding, obdurate
invidious
adj. Offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
invidious; S
S: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
largesse
n. generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
largesse; S
S: liberality, munificence, bounty
reconnaissance
n. a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
reconnaissance; S
S: scouting expedition
substantiate
v. to establish evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
substantiate; S
S: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
taciturn
adj. Habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
taciturn; S
S: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic
temporize
v. to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
temporize; S
S: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
tenable
adj. Capable of being held or defended
tenable; S
S: defensible, justifiable, maintainable

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