English Vocabulary 1-96

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wither

definition: shrivel and dry up; lose energy clue: with her

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banal

definition: boring, trite, unoriginal clue: ban Al

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intermittent

definition: happening infrequently or without predictability clue: in her mitten

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among; between

inter= ______; _______ ex: intersection

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profound

definition: deep and insightful; wise clue: professor found!

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depths; bottom

found/fund= ______; ______ ex: foundation

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futile

definition: hopeless; useless; in vain clue: few tiles

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benevolent

definition: kind; generous; charitable clue: ben elephant

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concur

definition: agree clue: can curl

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affable

definition: friendly, easy-going clue: a fable

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flagrant

definition: obviously wrong, offensive, or evil clue: flag rent

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destitute

definition: extremely poor; having few possessions clue: dusty tooth

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disclose

definition: reveal information clue: this close

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elated

definition: overjoyed; extremely happy clue: eel ate ted

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inane

definition: stupid; silly; insignificant clue:insane

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gravity

definition: seriousness clue: same as word

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induce

definition: arouse to action; cause something to happen; persuade someone to do something clue: in deuce

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infamy

definition: extremely bad reputation; the state of being known for a bad or evil action clue: in for me

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insolent

definition: rude and arrogant; lacking respect clue: insulin

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rampant

definition: widespread; uncontrolled; unrestrained clue: ramp ants

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loath

definition: reluctant; unwilling clue: load

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reticent

definition: reluctant to speak; quiet clue: redder cent

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obsequious

definition: acting like a spineless wimp; doing everything someone wants so they will like you clue: hobb's sequins

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good; well

ben= ____; ____ ex: benefit

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together

con= ________ ex: conversation

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apart; against shut; closed; hold close

dis= _____; _______ clos= ____; ______; ____ _____ ex: claustrophobia

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heavy; burdened; serious

grav= _____; _______; ________ ex: grave

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into; onto

in= ____; ____ ex: invite

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not

in= ___ ex: inaccurate; insane

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hateful; repulsive

loath= _______; _________ ex: loathe; loathsome

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being in the state of or condition of

ent= _____ __ ___ _____ __ __ _________ __ (adj marker)

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follow

sequ= ______ ex: sequel; sequence

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somber

dark and gloomy; grave

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reserve

ability to keep emotions in check

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opaque

too thick or dark for light to pass through

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ponderous

labored; heavy; weighty

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predecessor

a person who came before in the same position or office

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listless

lacking energy, enthusiasm, or motivation

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acclaim

enthusiastic praise; applause

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impede

get in the way of something; hinder; interfere with progress; hamper

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kinetic

in motion; active

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parity

equivalence; equality, particularly in status or pay

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tangent

a comment that goes off topic

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perfunctory

going through the motions without regard of quality; checking the boxes; not thorough

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legacy

something inherited, either a physical thin or an abstract quality

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malice

desire to cause harm or suffering

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atrophy

waste away from lack of use

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condone

overlook or accept something that is considered an fence; allow

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back; again

re= ____; _____ ex: resume

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weight; consider

pond= ______; ________ example: ponder

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before; up; from

pre= ______; __; ____ ex: preview

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lacking cannot be; does not

less= _______ ______ __; ____ ___ Ex: careless

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to cry out disclaimer

claim (clamare)= __ ___ ___ _________

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foot

ped/pod= ____ ex: pedicure

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move

kine= ____ ex: kinesiology

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state or quality of being sanity

ity= _____ __ _______ __ _____ ______

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touch

tang/tan: _____ ex: tangible

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perform or complete

fun= _______ __ ________ ex: function

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bind or choose

leg= ____ __ ______ ex: legal

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bad

mal= ___ ex: malignant

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without; not

a= ________; ___ ex: atheist

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gift

don= ____ ex: donation

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slough

discard; shed; throw away

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monologue

long uninterrupted speech

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relegate

move to a lower position or authority; demote

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salutary

healthful or promoting health

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qualify

limit the meaning of a previous statement

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surreptitious

secretive; clandestine

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vapid

dull; boring; predictable

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jettison

discard, throw overboard

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capacious

roomy; spacious

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petulance

grouchiness; bad temper

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endemic

native to a particular group, region, or people

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embellish

decorate; make more interesting by adding details

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candor

truth

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bombast

high-sounding language used only to impress

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one

mono = ___ ex: monocle; monopoly

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to send

legate= __ ____ ex: delegate

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of a sort or kind

qual= __ _ ____ __ ____ ex: quality

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over, above, upon, in

sur= ____, _____, ____, __ ex: surround

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steam

vap = _____ ex: evaporate

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rush or fly

pet= ____ __ ___ ex: compete

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people

dem= ______ democracy

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to glow, shine or burn

cand: __ ____, ____, __ ____ ex: candle; incandescent

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cotton stuffing put into clothing

bomb= ______ _________ ___ ____ _______ ex: empty words

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idolatry

worship of something or someone who isn't God

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worship

latry= _______ ex: bibliolatry = worship of books

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extol

praise highly; laud

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out of, from

ex= ___ __, ____ ex: expel, extract

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disperse

hand out or distribute

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apart or away

dis= _____ or ____

ex: disappear

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marred

blemished; damaged

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appease

give into in order to keep the peace; pacify someone by giving in to their demands

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peace

pais/pac = _____

pacific= peaceful ocean

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cursory

done quickly and with little regard to quality; perfunctory

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hurried

curs= _______

ex: cursive

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apex

high point

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to take, to reach, toward

ap= __ ____, __ _____, ______

ex: appeal

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exacerbate

make a bad situation worse

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bitter; sharp; tart

acerb= ______; _____; ____

ex: acerbic(bitter or sharp)

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