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Vocab Final 11-30

Terms

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jargon
the specialized language of a trade of profession; nonsensical speech; gibberish
momentum
the force exerted by a moving body, found by multiplying its mass times its speed; speed or force, usually increasing in strength
detonate
to blow up; to explode; to cause to explode; an explosion
inalienable
not capable of being fiven or withdrawn
casement
a window that opens on hinges along its side
subsidize
to aid or assist with a grant of money; to support; to promote
fluctuate
to rise and fall or move back and forth; to change continually in an irregular way
translucent
letting some lgiht through without beging completely transparent
eject
to throw out forcefully; to expel; to evict or drive out
imposition
something forced on a person, such as a tax, an undue burden, or oneself
percieve
to become aware of or to understand by means of the senses; to detect; to observe; to grasp the meaning of
inclement
without mercy; rough or stormy; harsh
platable
acceptable to the mind; fit to be eaten; pleasant-tasting
stipulate
to specify as a condition of an agreement; to guarantee in an agreement; to promise
parody
an imitatioin that ridicules the original; to imitate in order to ridicule; to mimic
ultimatum
a final demand or proposition
juncture
a point where things are joined; a crossing; a point in time; a crisis point
inhibition
the act of holding back; an inner belief, feeling, or force that checks one's actions, thoughts or feelings
lexicon
a ditictionary; the voccabulary of a particular trade, group of people, or the like
invincible
not to be overcome; unconquerable
diminuitive
referring to suffixes or altered word forms that designate smallness, affection, or familiarity; a very small person or thing; tinyl; of small size
irrational
illogical; senseless; not reasonable
mosque
a Muslim house of worship
appease
to soothe or pacify, especially by giving in to demands
affidavit
a written statement made under oath
wreak
to inflict; to express
synopsis
a brief review, outline, or condensation; a summary
impartial
fari; just; showing no favoritism; without prejudice
protrude
to project or stick out
prone
having a tendency; inclined; lying flat, face down
enjoin
to command, especially in law; to forbid
naive
lacking in sophistication; simple; inexperienced; revealing a lack of subtle understanding of the nature of things
carp
to find fault in an unpleasant or nagging way; to complain, expecially about a minor grievance
infallible
free from or incapable of error; absolutely reliable and dependable
quantitative
capable of being measured or expressed as an amount
defunct
no longer in existence or functioning; dead
admirably
in a worthy manner; commendably; excellently
irrelevant
not applicable; not relevant; not related to the subject
immaculate
without stain; free from error; innocent, without sin; pure
emancipate
to set free; to release from slavery or oppression
clangor
a continuous clanging; a loud ringing sound, as of metal being hit
prelude
anything serving as an introduction, such as an introductory section of a piece of music; an opening
rivulet
a small stream, a brook
botch
to spoil by inferior performance; a second-rate piece of work
buffet
a piece of dinging room furniture with cupboards and drawers; a meal set out so that people may serve themselves
convene
to call, bring, or gather together; to assemble for a common purpose; to meet
substantially
largely; considerably; significantly
incendiary
capable of causing fire; stirring up discord or rebellion; a person who sets fire to property; a person who stirs up discord or rebellion
condole
to express sympathy; to grieve in sympathy; to commiserate
steppe
a vast, almost treeless plain in southeastern Europe or Asia
explicate
to explain in detail; to clairify the meaning of
vehement
marked by great emotion, force, or conviction; intense; violent
negligible
to small or unimportant to bother with; insignificant
sporadic
occurring at irregular intervals
rendezvous
a designated meeting place; a place where people habitually meet; a prearranged meeting; to meet or bring together at a certain place and time
protocol
the code prescribing formal etiquette and precedence for official ceremonies and dealings, as with the diplomates and the military; an original draft or record of a negotiation or document
ravage
to blot or whipe out completely; to erase; leaving no trace
constituent
a necessary part or element; a voter represented by an elected official; necessary in making up a whole; component
bestride
to sit on something with a leg on each side; to straddle
legacy
something inherited or handed down; money or property left by a will
inconsistant
not in harmony or agreement; containing elements that contradict one another; changeable
debase
to cheapen; to decrease the worth of something or someone
expedient
suitable; advantageous; based on self-interest
meager
noticeably inadequate; scanty; lean; thin
indite
to charge with an offense or a crime; to make a formal accusation on the basis of legal evidence
mannerism
a distinctive personal trait; an idiosyncrasy; an exaggerated or unnatural style or habit, as in speech or dress
perseverance
the act or habit of holding to a course of action or belief; persistence; steadfastness
pallid
abnormally pale; lacking in color, vitality, or interest
lapse
to fall from a higher level; to a lower; to pass gradually; to come to an end; a slight, temporary error or slip; a fall from a better to a worse condition
pastoral
relating to a simple country way of life; relating to shepherds; rural
pacifist
a person opposed to forces as a way of settling disputes; one who refuses to bear arms in war
strategem
a scheme or trick for achieving some purpose, such as to decieve a military enemy; a deception
theoretical
hypothetical; unproved or unceratin
irksome
annoying, irritating; tiresome
contend
to struggle for, battle; to compete; to debate, dispute; to assert
moderation
state of being restrained, avoidance of excesses; presiding over, as a meeting; mediation
patriarch
a founder and leader or a tribe or family; a respected old man
ornate
elaborate; excessibely adorned or ornamented
sequel
a story complete in itself that continues an earlier one; continuation; a consequence
coincidental
occurring together by accident; existing or happening at the same time
effervescent
high-spirited; lively; giving off many small bubbles of gas; foaming; bubbly
devestation
destruction; desolation
succulent
juicy; not dry or dull; having fleshy plant tissue that conserves moisture; a plant that has such tissues
livid
discolored by a bruise; pail, white, or red with anger of affliction; very angry or furious
ensue
to come next, or follow; to happen as a consequence
subsidiary
a company controlled by another company; subordiate; secondary
vigilant
alert; watchful; wary
episode
an event or a series of events that is part of a larger continuing experience; an incident in a written work; an installment, as of a series of television programs
tawny
browning-yellow; tan
commence
to begin, to initiate; to start
decrepit
worn out or broken down by age, illness, or long use; feeble; weak
transition
a changing from on form, state, or place to another; a passing from one subject to another
edifice
a building or structure, especially an imposing or elaborate one
requiem
music or a mass for the dead
obliterate
to inflict terrible destruction; to ruin violently; the act of destroying; great damage
amnesty
to break open; to split; a split; a break in friendly relations
disconcerting
causing a loss of calmness, disturbing, embarrassing; frustrating
precarious
unsafe; insecure; uncertain; dangerous
destitute
poverty-stricken; penniless; being without
rankle
to cause continual irritation, anger, or resentment
flagrant
obviously bad; notorious; outrageous
purge
to remove undesirable elements from; to rid; to remove by cleansing; the removal of members by a higher authority
simulate
to look or act like; to pretend to be like; to imitate
malignant
actively evil; having an evil influence; tending to do great harm; life-threatening
latitude
freedom; scope
pretext
a false reason concealing a real one; an excuse
jostle
to shove or push rudely; to come into close contact with; to collide
vulnerable
easily injured or hurt physically or emotionally; open to criticism or attack
concession
an act of granting or yielding; something granted or yielded; a privilege, such as the right to use land, granted for a specific purpose
zenith
the highest point of any course or path; the point in the sky directly above an observer
bourgeois
of or like the middle class- often referring to a focus upon material things and respectability; a middle-class person; the middle class
intermittent
stopping and starting with pauses between; occurring at irregular intervals; occasional
besiege
to crowd around in order to ask for favors; to overwhelm; to enclose with armed forces
reprieve
a temporary relief; an order temporarily delaying punishment or the execution of a sentence
caustic
a substance that burns or corrodes; corrosive; marked by sharp and biting wit; sarcastic
rectify
to set right; to adjust
ossify
to change into bone; to harden like a boner; to become rigid, hardhearted, or opposed to change
facsimile
an exact reproduction or copy, in telecommunications, also called a fax; duplicate
quible
to find a minor fault with; to avoid the point being argued; a petty objection
aptiture
a natural ability; the ability to learn
conducive
helpful; tending to promote as a result; contributory
abdicate
to give up or renounce power
curtail
to shorten; to decrease
reminiscent
thinking or telling about events of the past; suggestive of something seen or known before
erratic
irregular; not steady; uncertain
retainer
a fee paid in advance for services; a servant; an attendant
inaccessible
no easily reached or approaches; out of the way
redundant
unnecessarily wordy or repetitive; excessive; superfluous
censure
to criticize or blame; a condemning judgement; a reprimand
exultant
rejoicing greatly; triumphant
inadvertent
not done on purpose; unintentional
sardonic
bitter; sarcastic; scornful
archaic
no longer in general use; old-fashioned; belonging to an earlier period; ancient
melancholy
sad; depressed; causing or suggesting sadness; gloom; low spirits
timorous
easily frightened; fearful; timid; cowardly
daunt
to intimidate; to discourage; to subdue
balmy
mild and pleasant; soothing
coffer
a box or chest, especially one used to hold money or other valuables
consolidate
to unite; to strengthen; to make solid or firmly established
edify
to instruct, expecially morally or spiritually; to reveal the facts of
bias
a line slanting diagonally across the weave of a fabric; a prejudice or personal tendency; to prejudice or sway
dissent
to object or oppose, not to approve; a difference of opinion, protest
wane
to decrease gradually; to decline in power, importance, or size
indifferent
unprejudiced; regarded as not mattering one way or another, neutral; unimpressive; average or moderate
diversion
a turning aside, os of traffic or attention; a game or pastime; a recreation
innovation
a new way to do something; something new
recur
to return in though or speech; to happen or appear again; to occure at intervals
documentary
based on or consisting of documents; employing facts rather than fiction; a presentation built on factual conditions or historical events
stimulant
something that excites or activates; a substance or an agent that quickens body activity temporarily
rift
a general pardon, especially for political prisoners
farce
a broad comedy using exaggeration and absurd action; a mockery; empty pretense
oblivious
unaware, unmindful; forgetful
intuition
a knowing or becoming aware through an inner feeling rather than through logic; immediate understanding; sharp insight
delectable
very pleasing; delightful; delicious
cronie
a close friend or companion; a buddy
insolence
quality or instance of being disrespectful and insulting; impudence
debut
to present for the first time; to make a debut; a first public appearance, as of an actor; a formal entrance into society
decimate
to destroy or kill a large part of
requisite
a necessity; a requirement; absolutely necessary; required by circumstances
beguile
to cheat or decieve; to mislead by tricking or cheating
submission
obedience; humbleness
gloat
to regard with mean or greedy pleasure, greed, or great rejoicing
demure
assuming an air of modesty or shyness; reserved
breach
to break throughl to violate; to leap clear of; a violation of a law, obligation, or standard; a gap or broken place
patent
a government document giving a person the right to profit from an invention; to acquire such a document; evident; obvious
canine
any animal belonging to the dog family; of or like a dog
pertinent
related to the matter at hand; to the point; appropriate
espionage
spying
apex
the highest point of something; vertex; the culmination or point of climax
odious
hateful; disgusting; detestable
mandatory
required; obligatory
mortify
to humilitate; to discipline oneself by self-denial or punishment
arbiter
a person chosen to decide a dispute; a judge
meticulous
extremely careful; overly precise or fussy about details
wheedle
to influence or persuade by using flattery or soothing words; to coax
sordid
dirty; degrading; ignoble; squalid; greedy and selfish
throng
a great number of people or things crowded together; to gather about and crush; to jam or pack
bedlam
a place or condition of chaos or turmoil
influx
a flowing in, as of people or things
abound
to teem; to exist in large numbers; to have plenty
mull
to think about at length; to ponder
cant
insincere or almost meaningless speech; jargon; hypocritical speech; to speak insincerely or tritely
equilibrium
a state of balance; mental or emotional poise or control
astute
showing a clever or shrewd min; crafty
horsd'oeuvre
a food served either before a meal or with drinks
hieroglyphics
a picture or symbol representing a word. syllable, or sound, used by the ancient Egyptians and others, instead of alphabetical letters; a method of writing using these pictures or symbols; picture writing; pertaining to a system of writing that used pictures or symbols
clemency
a lenient or merciful act; mildness, as of weather
facilitate
to make easier or more convenient; to aid or assist in
synthesis
the combining of parts or elemnts to form a whole; the production of a complex compound by union of chemical elements
clientelle
customers or patrons collectively
resonant
deep and rich in tone or sound; resounding or reechoing
scenario
a brief summary of a play or opera; a script of a motion picture; an outline of proposed events, real or imagined
closure
the act of closing or condition of being closed; a conclusion or finish
rebuke
to accuse or scold sharply; a scolding; a sharp reprimand
evade
to escape or avoid something, especially by using deceit or cleverness; to avoid doing or answering something directly
autonomy
independence; the condition of haveing self-government
itinerary
a route, plan, or record of a trip
colloquial
informal in language; conversational
annihilate
to destroy completely; to vanquish; to make ineffectual or unimportant; to kill
obligatory
required; compulsory; legally binding

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