Vocabulary

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  1. A word formed from the first letter of each word in a series.
    Acronym
  2. a. A prefix or suffix
    b. To attach a part of the beginning or end of a word
    c. To attach something
    Affix
  3. a. The invention of new words
    b. An invented word or phrase
    c. The making of metal coins; metal currency
    Coinage
  4. a. Typical of informational language usage; conversational
    Colloquial
  5. a. A suffix that indicates small size, youth, familiarity, affection, or contempt
    b. A nickname indicating affection or familiarity
    c. Extemely small; tiny
    Diminutive
  6. a. A figure of speech that substitutes a word with a different but closely associated word
    Metonymy
  7. a. An expression that contains contradictory terms
    Oxymoron
  8. a. A word or an expression that is spelled the same backword and forward
    Palindrome
  9. a. A word formed by combining the sounds and meanings of two different words
    Portmanteau word
  10. a. An often comical switching of the first sounds of two or more words
    Spoonerism
  11. a. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
    Apprehensive
  12. a. Without exception or qualification; absolute
    b. Done according to types; arranged by categories
    Categorical
  13. a. Decisive; putting an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty
    Conclusive
  14. a. Doubtful; uncertain; questionable as to quality or validity
    Dubious
  15. a. Not capable of being determined or established; not precisely known
    b. Lacking clarity of precision; vague
    Indeterminate
  16. a. Dangerous; risky; lacking in security or stability
    b. Based on uncertain or questionable premises
    Precarious
  17. a. A sense of doubt or uneasiness about a course of action
    Qualm
  18. a. Uncertain; not fully worked out or agreed upon; provisional
    Tentative
  19. a. Perfectly clear; leaving no room for doubt or misunderstanding
    Unequivocal
  20. a. To swing indecisively from one opinion or actionto another
    b. To sway or hestitate in choice of actions or opinions
    Vacillate
  21. a. To charm; to delight
    b. To deceive skillfully
    Beguile
  22. a. Wishing to do good; kindly; characterized by helpful intensions
    b. Concerned with, or for the benefit of charity
    Benevolent
  23. a. Appropriateness of behavior; propriety
    Decorum
  24. The way one behaves or presents oneself; one's manner
    Demeanor
  25. a. Wild and untamed; savage
    b. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication
    Feral
  26. a. Mean, unethical, or dishonorable; not noble in character
    b. Not of the nobility; common
    Ignoble
  27. a. Accepted standards and customs of a social group
    Mores
  28. a. Relating to areas that are far from large cities or capitals
    b. Not sophisticated, fashionable, or informed; culturally limited
    c. Limited or narrow in perspective
    Provincial
  29. Unfitting and inappropriate; grossly improper
    Unseemly
  30. Cunning; full of trickery or intentions to deceive
    Wily
  31. a. To make greater in power; influence, stature, or reputation
    b. To exaggerate, or make something seem greater than it is
    Aggrandize
  32. a. Extreme, unreasonable expense or price; being beyond reasonable or proper limits
    Exorbitance
  33. a. Trying to seem important; characterized by pretended grandeur
    b. Grand; magnificent in size, beauty or scope; impressive
    Grandiose
  34. a. Unnecessary; unjustified
    Gratuitous
  35. a. Extressive; lacking moderation
    Intemperate
  36. Having great variety; diverse
    Multifarious
  37. a. Wealth; affluence
    b. Great abundance; often to excess, lavishness
    Opulence
  38. a. Recklessly wasteful; wildly extravagant
    Profligate
  39. a. To fully satisfy an appretite or a desire
    Satiate
  40. a. An excessive amount
    b. To feed or supply to excess or disgust; to overindulge
    Surfelt
  41. a. Acting with confidence and force; sure of one's self
    Assertive
  42. Extremely bold; shamelessly rude or defiant
    Brazen
  43. a. ļ¼·anting to please; willing to do what pleases others; cheerfully obliging
    Complaisant
  44. a. Gentle; easily manageable or teachable; tame
    Docile
  45. a. Showy, flashy, vivid or dramatic
    Flamboyant
  46. a. Fearless; having unwavering courage
    Intrepid
  47. a. Relaxed and unhurried; easygoing
    b. To become more relaxed or pleasant
    Mellow
  48. a. Of a peaceful nature; calm
    Pacific
  49. a. Loud, harsh, grating, or shrill
    Strident
  50. a. Not embarrassed; composed
    b. Not hidden or disguised; obvious
    Unabashed
  51. a. To influence; to change
    b. To put on a false shaow or display of
    c. Feeling or emotion, especially as shown in facial expressions or body language
    Affect
  52. a. An result
    b. To bring about
    Effect
  53. a. A predatory attack; a raid
    b. Damage, destruction, or loss
    Depredation
  54. a, The state of lacking or doing without something; loss
    Deprivation
  55. Impartial; free of bias or self-interest in an outcome
    Disinterested
  56. a. Without interest; having no interest or concern in a matter
    Uninterested
  57. a. To leave one country or region and settle in another
    Emigrate
  58. a. To settle in a country or region where one is not a native
    Immigrate
  59. a. To come before
    Precede
  60. a. To go forward or onward
    P
  61. a. Intended to teach
    b. Overly moralistic; preachy
    Didactic
  62. a. To instruct for intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement
    Edify
  63. a. To explain or make clear
    Elucidate
  64. a. Possessing great knowledge and scholarship
    Erudite
  65. a. Understood only by an elite, scholarly, oe exclusive group; obscure
    Esoteric
  66. a. To inspire or influence thoroughly
    b. To stain or dye thoroughly
    Imbue
  67. a. To instruct in or impart certain principles or ideology
    Indoctrinate
  68. a. The art or profession of teaching
    b. The body of knowledgae related to education and teaching
    Pedagogy
  69. a. Overly concerned with or narrowly focused on book leaning or formal rules
    Pedantic
  70. a. A person of great learning about a particular topic; an expert
    b. A source of opinion; a critic
    Pundit

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