Vocab Level F Unit 1,2,3,4 - Junior Midterms English

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Abominate

(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for.

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Synonyms: Loathe, Abhor, Despise, Detest

syn: abominate

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Acculturation

(n.) The modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend.

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Synonyms: Adaptation

syn: acculturation

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Adventitious

(adj.) Resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital.

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Synonyms: Extrinsic, Incidental, Fortuitous

syn: adventitious

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Ascribe

(v.) To assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute.

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Synonyms: Impute, Credit, Attribute

syn: ascribe

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Circuitous

(adj.) Roundabout, not direct.

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Synonyms: Indirect, Meandering, Winding

syn: circuitous

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Commiserate

(v.) To sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress.

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Synonyms: Feel Sorry For, Empathize

syn: commiserate

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Enjoin

(v.) To direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit.

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Synonyms: Bid, Charge, Command, Adjure

syn: enjoin

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Expedite

(v.) To make easy, cause to progress faster.

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Synonyms: Accelerate, Facilitate, Speed Up

syn: expedite

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Expiate

(v.) To make amends, make up for; to avert.

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Synonyms: Redeem, Make Amends For, Atone, Make Reparation

syn: expiate

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Ferment

(n.) A state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence. (v.) To be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action.

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Synonyms: (n.) Commotion, Turmoil, Unrest

syn: ferment

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Inadvertent

(adj.) Resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental.

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Synonyms: Accidental, Unconsidered

syn: inadvertent

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Nominal

(adj.) Existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously.

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Synonyms: Titular, Token, Trifling, Inconsequential

syn: nominal

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Noncommittal

(adj.) Not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.

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Synonyms: Cagey, Uninformative, Playing it Safe, Playing it Close to the Vest

syn: noncommittal

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Peculate

(v.) To steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use.

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Synonyms: Embezzle, Defraud, Misappropriate

syn: peculate

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Proclivity

(n.) A natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior).

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Synonyms: Natural Bent, Penchant, Propensity

syn: proclivity

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Sangfroid

(n.) Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances.

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Synonyms: Poise, Self-Assurance, Equanimity

syn: sangfroid

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Seditious

(adj.) Resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government.

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Synonyms: Mutinous, Rebellious, Subversive

syn: seditious

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Tenuous

(adj.) Thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported.

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Synonyms: Flimsy, Insubstantial, Vague, Hazy

syn: tenuous

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Vitriolic

(adj.) Bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid).

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Synonyms: Withering, Acerbic, Mordant

syn: vitriolic

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Wheedle

(v.) To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end.

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Synonyms: Cajole, Inveigle, Soft-Soap, Sweet-Talk

syn: wheedle

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approbation

(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise, official approval

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SYNONYMS: sanction

syn: approbation

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assuage

(v.) to make easier or milder

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SYNONYMS: mitigate, slake, allay

syn: assuage

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coalition

(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

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SYNONYMS: alliance, league, federation, combine

syn: coalition

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decadence

(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration

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SYNONYMS: degeneration, corruption

syn: decadence

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elicit

(v.) to draw forth, bring out from some source

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SYNONYMS: evoke, extract, educe

syn: elicit

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expostulate

(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course

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SYNONYMS: protest, remonstrate, complain

syn: expostulate

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hackneyed

(adj.) used so often as to lack originality or freshness

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SYNONYMS: banal, trite, commonplace, corny

syn: hackneyed

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hiatus

(n.)a gap, opening, break

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SYNONYMS: pause, lacuna

syn: hiatus

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innuendo

(n.) a hint or indirect suggestion

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SYNONYMS: insinuation, intimation

syn: innuendo

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intercede

(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else

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SYNONYMS: intervene, mediate

syn: intercede

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jaded

(adj.) wearied, worn-out (by excessive indulgence)

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SYNONYMS: sated, surfeited, cloyed

syn: jaded

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lurid

(adj.) causing shock or horror

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SYNONYMS: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly

syn: lurid

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meritorious

(adj.) deserving of recognition or praise, worthy

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SYNONYMS: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable

syn: meritorious

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petulant

(adj.) easily irritated or upset

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SYNONYMS: irritable, testy, waspish

syn: petulant

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prerogative

(n.) a special right or privilege

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SYNONYMS: perquisite, perk

syn: perquisite

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provincial

(adj.) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

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SYNONYMS: (adj.) narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive

syn: provincial

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simulate

(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate

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SYNONYMS: pretend, affect

syn: simulate

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transcend

(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

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SYNONYMS: surpass, outstrip

syn: transcend

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umbrage

(n.) an overshadowing influence or power

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SYNONYMS: irritation, pique

syn: umbrage

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unctuous

(adj.) excessively smooth or smug, trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness or sincerity

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SYNONYMS: mealymouthed, fawning, greasy

syn: unctuous

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ameliorate

(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

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Synonyms: amend, better

syn: ameliorate

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aplomb

(n.) poise, assurance, great confidence; perpendicularity

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Synonyms: composure, self-possession, levelheadedness

syn: aplomb

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bombastic

(adj.) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

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Synonyms: inflated, highfalutin, pretentious

syn: bombastic

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callow

(adj.) without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers

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Synonyms: green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced

syn: callow

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drivel

(n.) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; (v.) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly

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Synonyms: (n.) balderdash, tommyrot; (v) slaver

syn: drivel

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epitome

(n.) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

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Synonyms: abstract, digest, archetype

syn: epitome

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exhort

(v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestly

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Synonyms: entreat, implore, adjure

syn: exhort

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ex officio

(adj., adv.) by virtue of holding a certain office

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infringe

(v.) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds

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Synonyms: encroach, impinge, intrude

syn: infringe

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ingratiate

(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)

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Synonyms: cozy up to, curry favor with

syn: ingratiate

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interloper

(n.) one who moves where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder

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