Unit 1 Vocab A

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Unit 1 Vocab A
2011-09-10 12:15:59
Junior Year Vocab

CP11A Unit 1
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  1. acquisitive
    (adj) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property - greedy
  2. arrogate
    (v) to claim or take without right
  3. banal
    (adj) hackneyed, trite, commonplace - stale
  4. belabor
    (v) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly - overwork
  5. carping
    (adj) tending to find fault, especially in a petty,nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n) petty nagging criticism - nit-picking
  6. coherent
    (adj) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful - connnected, consistent
  7. congeal
    (v) to change from liquid to solid, thicken, to make inflexible or rigid - harden, solidify
  8. emulate
    (v) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model - mimic
  9. encomium
    (n) a formal esxpression of praise, a lavish tribute
  10. eschew
    (v) to avoid, shun, keep away from - steer clear of
  11. germane
    (adj) relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
  12. insatiable
    (adj) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
  13. intransigent
    (adj) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
  14. invidious
    (adj) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment - spiteful
  15. largesse
    (n) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
  16. reconnaissance
    (n) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
  17. substantiate
    (v) to establish by evidence, prove, to give concrete or substantial form to
  18. taciturn
    (adj) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little - uncommunicative
  19. temporize
    (v) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise - dillydally
  20. tenable
    (adj) capable of being held or defended - maintainable