Cumulative Vocabulary Flashcards Semester 1

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poly

many

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polychromatic

multicolored

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polyglot

one who can speak or write several languages

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polyphony

music consisting of two or more harmonious melodies

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ambi

on both sides

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ambiguous

unclear in meaning because of being understandable in more than one way

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ambient

existing or present on all sides

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ambivalent

holding opposite feelings toward someone or something

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ambidextrous

able to use both hands equally well

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duc

to lead

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conducive

tending to promote, encourage, or assist

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deduction

the reaching of a conclusion by reasoning

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induce

to persuade or influence

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grotesque

hideously deformed, extremely ugly

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flu

to flow

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affluent

very rich or wealthy (has a lot of money flow)

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confluence

a flowing together, usually of rivers

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effluent

polluting waste discharge into an environment

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prehend

to seize

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apprehensive

look at the future with anxiety or alarm

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prehensile

adapted for grasping, usually by wrapping around

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reprehensible

deserving of stern criticism or severe punishment

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purg

to clean or cleanse

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expurgate

to cleanse of something morally offensive

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purgative

cleansing or purifying, especially from sin

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purge

get rid of something unwanted or clear guilt or sin

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purgatory

a place of state of temporary suffering or misery

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acrimonious

bitter, harsh (sometimes in language), behavior, or nature; rancorous

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viv

to live or be alive

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convivial

fond of feasting, drinking, and companionship

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revivify

to give a new life to, to bring back to life

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vivacious

lively or sprightly, full of energy

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vivisection

an operation on living animals for experimental purposes

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clud/clus

to close

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occlusion

an obstruction or blockage

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preclude

to make impossible, or to rule out, to prevent

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recluse

a person who lives completely withdrawn from society

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seclusion

a place that is isolated or hidden

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pel/pus

to move or drive

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compel

to drive or urge with force

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expel

to force or drive out, to force to leave

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repulsion

a feeling of strong dislike or disgust

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behemoth

something of tremendous power or size

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mor

death

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moribund

in the process of dying

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mortify

to embarrass greatly or to humiliate

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luc

light

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elucidate

to clarify by explaining

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lucubration

hard and difficult study

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translucent

partly transparent, allowing some light through, but not clearly

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pan

all

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panacea

a remedy for all ills, a cure-all

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pandemonium

a wild uproar or commotion

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panegyric

a formal speech giving high praise to someone or something

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mal

bad

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malevolent

having or showing ill will or hatred

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malign

to make harsh or false statements about someone or something

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adamant

impervious, immovable, inflexible, unbreakable, unyielding

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log

word, speech, reason

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eulogy

a speech in praise of someone who has died

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monologue

a speech spoken by one person

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neologism

a new word or expression

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eu

well or good

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euphemism

the use of an inoffensive word or phrase instead of an offensive one

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euphoria

a feeling of extreme well-being or great elation of joy

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curr/curs

to run

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concurrent

happening at the same time

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cursory

hastily and carelessly done

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discursive

passing quickly from one topic to another

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precursor

something that goes beforehand and indicates the coming of something else

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carn

flesh

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carnage

great destruction, huge slaughter

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carnivorous

meat-eating, flesh-eating

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coagulate

to thicken, to clot

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und

wave or waves

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inundated

flooded or overflowed

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undulant

wavy in form or appearance

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redound

to reflect

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sacr/sanct

holy

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sanction

to give approval to

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sacrilege

extreme disrespect toward a revered (holy) person, place, or thing

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sacrosanct

most sacred or holy, so holy as to be immune to criticism

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sanctuary

a holy place, a place of safety

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loc/loque

to talk

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circumlocution

using too many words, avoiding a direct answer, evasion in speech

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loquacious

apt to talk too much, talkative

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elocution

the art of effective public speaking

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colloquial

informal in style of writing or speaking

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desiccated

dried up, dehydrated

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vir

man

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triumvirte

a leadership or government of three

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virago

a loud, bad-tempered, overbearing woman

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virility

vigorous manhood, extreme masculinity

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virtuosity

great skill in the fine arts, especially in music

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val

strength

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prevalent

widely practiced, widespread

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valorous

courageous, brave, heroic

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validate

to make legally valid, give official approval to

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solv/sulu

to loosen, to free, or to release

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absolve

to set free from an obligation or from guilt for a sin or mistake

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