Unit 11

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Unit 11
2010-03-14 19:54:44
English Vocab

English Vocab
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  1. Allude
    (v.) to refer to casually or indirectly; suggest, insinuate, hint at, intimate
  2. Clairvoyant
    (adj.) supernaturally perceptive; (n.) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer; (adj.) insightful, discerning, uncanny; (n.) visionary
  3. Conclusive
    (adj.) serving to settle an issue; final; decisive, indisputable, convincing, definitive
  4. Disreputable
    (adj.) not respectable, not esteemed; disgraceful, discreditable, shady
  5. Endemic
    (adj.) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field; indigenous, restricted to
  6. Exemplary
    (adj.) worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model; praiseworthy, meritorious, sterling, illustrative
  7. Fathom
    (v.) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; (n.) a measure of depth in water; grasp, comprehend, figure out, plumb
  8. Guile
    (n.) treacherous, cunning, deceit; trickery, duplicity, chicanery
  9. Integrity
    (n.) honesty; high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness; rectitude, probity
  10. Itinerary
    (n.) a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook; schedule, program
  11. Misconstrue
    (v.) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of; misjudge, misinterpret
  12. Obnoxious
    (adj.) highly offensive, arousing strong dislike; disagreeable, repugnant, hateful, odious
  13. Placate
    (v.) to appease, soothe, pacify; satisfy, mollify, allay, conciliate
  14. Placid
    (adj.) calm, peaceful; undisturbed, tranquil, quiet, serene
  15. Plagiarism
    (n.) passing off or using as one's own the writing (or other materials) of another person; piracy, theft
  16. Potent
    (adj.) powerful; highly effective; mighty, formidable, forceful
  17. Pretext
    (n.) a false reason, deceptive excuse; pretense, cover story, retionale, evasion
  18. Protrude
    (v.) to stick out, thrust forth; project, jut out, bulge
  19. Stark
    (adj.) harsh, unrelieved, desolate; (adv.) utterly; (adj.) sheer, downright, grim, bleak; (adv.) absolutely
  20. Superficial
    (adj.) on or near a surfacel concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow; skin-deep, insubstantial, cursory, slapdash