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VPP 1-7

vocabulary power plus lessons 1-7 ten words in each lesson part of speach and definition included

Terms

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Blight
v, to destroy, n. anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation
Fallow
adj. inactive; unproductive
Efface
v. to obliterate; to wipe out
Egress
n, an exit; a means of going out
Declaim
v. to speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner
Numismatist
n. a coin collector
Gambit
n. a maneuver or action used to gain an advantage
Gorge
n. a narrow deep pass, v. to eat or swallow greedily
Caricature
n. an exaggerated portrayal of one's features
Nepotism
n. favoritism shown to family or friends by those in power, especially in buisiness or hiring practices
Elated
adj. in high spirits; exultantly proud and joyful
Ambidextrous
adj. equally skillful with either hand
Berserk
adj. in a state of violent or destructive rage
Quaff
v. to drink in large quantities; to gulp
Gaff
n. a pole with a large hook on one end
Knead
v. to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture
Enmity
n. a deep-seated hostility, often mutual
Penury
n. extreme poverty
Felonious
adj. pertaining to or constituting a major crime
Entice
v. to attract by offering reward or pleasure
Antiquated
adj. no longer used or uesful; very old
Dally
v. to waste time; to dawdle
Gothic
adj. of or relating to a mysterious, grotesque, and desolate style of fiction
Daunt
v. to make afraid; to discourage
Ogre
n. a brute; a large monster; a frightful giant
Bandy
v. to exchange words, to discuss casually
Epigram
n. a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation
Bibliophile
n. a lover of books
Denizen
n. an occupant; an inhabitant
Imbue
v. to inspire or influence; to saturate
Elude
v. to escape notice; to get away from
Dastardly
adj. cowardly and treacherous
Amalgamate
v. to combine
Obsequy
n. a funeral riteof ceremony
Fatalistic
adj. believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate
Jaded
adj. worn out; dulled, as from overindulgence
Entity
n. anything having existence, either physical mystical
Flux
n. a state of continual change or movement
Delude
v. to mislead; to fool
Mandarin
n. an influential person; a member of an elite group
Gird
v. to prepare for an event or an action
Hone
v. to sharpen
Chauvanist
n. one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender, or religion, and displaying contempt for other countries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs
Opeate
n. a narcotic used to cause sleep or bring relief from pain
Licentious
adj. morally unrestrained
Mesmerize
v. to hypnotize
Animate
v. to give life or motion to
Charisma
n. personal appeal or attraction; magnetism
Laggard
adj. slow, lazy, n. a slow person, especially one who falls behind
Alienate
v. to turn away feelings or affections
Beleaguer
v. to besiege by encircling
Pensive
adj. dreamily thoughtful
Felicity
n. happiness; bliss
Egalitarian
n. one who believes in equal rights, adj. premoting equal rights for all people
Advocate
n. a person who recommends or speaks in favor of something, v. to recommend; to speak in favor of
Lackadaisical
adj. uninterested; listless
Fealty
n. obligated loyalty or faithfulness
Edifice
n. a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building
Hovel
n. a wretched living place; an open shed
Gratify
v. to please
Belated
adj. delayed
Paucity
n. a scarcity; a lack
Begrudge
v. to resent another's success; to envy
Ostentatious
adj. marked by conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display
Despot
n. a dictator with absolute power
Gist
n. the main point
Demented
adj. insane
Obtrude
v. to force oneself into a situation
Glutinous
adj. gluey; skicky
Cadaverous
adj. of or like a corpse; pale; gaunt; thin

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