Vocab Level E Units 7-15 Review

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Abrasive

Causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down/ A substance used to smooth or polish

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Acclimate

To adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation

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Chagrin

Irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration

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Complacent

Self satisfied, overly confident

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Concur

To express agreement, approve

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Defamation

Slander or libel

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Explicate

To make plain or clear, explain; to interpret

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Fracas

A noisy quarrel or brawl

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Grotesque

Unnatural, distorted; bizarre

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Pandemonium

A wild uproar, din, or commotion

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Raucous

Disagreeably harsh sounding; disorderly

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Receptive

Open and responsive to ideas or suggestions

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Renounce

To give up or resign something

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Repress

To hold back; to put down or check by force

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Reticent

Not inclined to speak; reserved'; reluctant

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Savory

Tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive or respectable

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Somnolent

Sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep

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Vehement

Intense, forceful, or powerful

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Voluble

Characterized by a ready flow of words; glib or fluent

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Zealous

Eager, earnest, or devoted

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Alacrity

A cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action

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Alleviate

To relieve or make more bearable

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23

Antithesis

The direct opposite or a sharp contrast

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Appall

To fill with dismay or horror

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Bellicose

Warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome

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Disparage

To belittle, speak slightly of, or to undervalue

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Dissonant

Not in harmony, disagreeing, or at odds

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Droll

Amusingly odd

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Edict

An order issued by someone of authority

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Elucidate

To clarify or explain

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Laud

To praise

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Loll

To act in a lazy manner, to lounge, to recline, or to droop

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Loquacious

Talkative, wordy; fraud of talking

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Magnanimous

Generous in forgiving, above small meaning

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Mandatory

Required or obligatory

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Nondescript

Ordinary, not outstanding, or not easily classified

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Phlegmatic

Slow moving, sluggish, or unemotional

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Rescind

To repeal or cancel

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Vivacious

Lively, sprightly, and full of energy

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Whet

To sharpen, put an edge on, or to make keen or eager

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Antipathy

A strong dislike or hostile feeling

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Applicable

Capable of feeling applied, relevant, or suitable

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Asset

Something of value, a resource, or an advantage

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Beset

To attack from all sides, to surround, or hem in

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Compassion

Sympathy for another suffering, pity

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Decorum

Proper behavior, good taste, orderliness

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Duress

Compulsion by threat, forcible confinement

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Exuberant

High spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained, excessive, or abundant

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facsimile

An exact copy

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Imbibe

To drink, take in, or absorb

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Implacable

Not to be satisfied or pacified, unyielding

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Infinitesimal

So small as to be almost immeasurable, minute

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Innocuous

harmless, inoffensive, or insignificant

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Militate

To have effect or force on or against someone or something, to fight against

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Patent

Exclusive rights over an invention, copyright

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Prowess

Distinguished bravery, superior skill or ability

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Sedate

Quiet, settled, sober/ administer a tranquilizer

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Stentorian

Extremely loud

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Stipulate

To arrange specifically; to require as a condition of an agreement

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Ultimatum

A final proposal or statement of conditions

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Abjure

To renounce, repudiate under oath, to avoid, or to shun

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Acrid

harsh in taste or order, sharp in manner or temper

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August

Majestic, inspiring admiration and respect

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Callous

Emotionally hardened, unfeeling

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Clandestine

Secret, concealed; underhanded

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Compunction

Remorse or regret

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Conflagration

A large destructive fire

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Elated

In high sprits, jubilant, or extremely pleased

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Indelible

Not able to be erased or removed, memorable

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Indulgent

Yielding to the wishes or demands of others

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Inveterate

Firmly established, long standing, or habitual

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Irrelevant

Not to the point, not applicable or pertinent

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Nocturnal

Of or occurring in the night; under the cover of darkness

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Platitude

A commonplace, stale, or trite remark

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Quell

To subdue or put down forcibly

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Quiescent

Inactive or at rest

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Ruminate

To mediate, think about in length

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Tacit

Unspoken, silent, implied, or inferred

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Tangible

Capable of being touched, real, or concrete

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Trenchant

Incisive, keen, forceful, effective, cutting, caustic, distinct, or clear cut

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Allude

To refer to casually or indirectly

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Clairvoyant

Supernaturally perceptive

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Conclusive

Serving to settle an issue; final

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Disreputable

Not respectable, not esteemed

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Endemic

Native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field

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Exemplary

Worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model

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Fathom

To understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of

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Guile

Treacherous cunning, deceit

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Integrity

Honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundess

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Itinerary

A route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook

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Misconstrue

To interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of

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Obnoxious

Highly offensive, arousing strong dislike

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Placate

To appease, soothe, or pacify

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Placid

Calm and peaceful

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Potent

Powerful; highly effective

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Pretext

A false reason, deceptive excuse

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Protrude

To stick out, thrust forth

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Reparation

A payment made for a wrong or injury

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Stark

Harsh, unrelieved, desolate, or utterly

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Superficial

On or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow

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