Final Vocabulary #1

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Final Vocabulary #1
2011-12-12 14:09:41

Vocabulary that I want to stupidly study
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  1. Abstracted
    removed in thought from the immediate situation, lost in one's own mind
  2. adulation
    extreme praise or admiration
  3. adversity
    misfortune, unfavorable happening
  4. burgeon
    to sprout, to newly emerge
  5. chimera
    a fantasy; a horrible creature of the imagination
  6. culpable
    deserving blame; guilty
  7. decadent
  8. entreaty
    a plea, an earnest request
  9. fatuous
    foolish, silly in an obnoxious way, inane
  10. humane
    kind, compassionate, sympathetic and considerate
  11. indulgent
    lenient, especially toward oneself
  12. ineptness
    lack of competence or judgment
  13. ingrate
    an ungrateful person
  14. inundate
    to flood, to overflow
  15. miser
    one who lives in wretched circumstances to save and hoard money
  16. nefarious
    extremely wicked, evil, vicious
  17. prattle
    meaningless sounds, babble
  18. predilection
  19. procrastinate
    to defer action; to delay
  20. stoic
    a stoical person; not showing passion or feeling, indifference, impassive
  21. suffrage
    right to vote
  22. summon
    to call together, to send for or to request to appear
  23. transparent
    quality of being able to be seen through, clear
  24. turbulence
    wild or disturbing activity
  25. viable
    capable of working functioning, or developing adequately
  26. abet
    to encourage or to assist (usually an offense against justice or the law)
  27. agile
    characterized by ability to move quickly with suppleness and grace
  28. antidote
    somehting that relieves the effects of poison
  29. ascertain
    to find out definitely; to determine
  30. benevolence
    kindness, generosity, charity
  31. desolate
    deserted, without inhabitants, barren
  32. din
    loud and discordant noises, cacophony
  33. dissuade
    to advise against, to talk out of
  34. distend
    to expand, to swell
  35. enervation
  36. eulogy
    praise or tribute
  37. fitful
  38. indelible
    cannot be removed, washed away or erased
  39. inert
    unable to move or to act, sluggish
  40. malevolence
    ill will or evil intentions
  41. obliterate
    to remove all traces of; to do away with; to destroy completely; to cancel
  42. ornate
    excessively decorated
  43. paucity
    scarcity, fewness of number, dearth
  44. piety
    devotion and reverence to God
  45. precarious
    dangerious, risky, not a secure situation
  46. prosaic
    commonplace, unispired, banal
  47. quiescent
    inactive, dormant
  48. scintillating
    sparkling, shining, or flashing
  49. squalid
    filthy in appearance, sordid
  50. vexation
    discomfort or distress
  51. abridge
    to shorten, to diminish
  52. alacrity
    prompt and cheerful response
  53. antipathy
    a dislike, distaste, or enmity
  54. augment
    to make greater or to supplement
  55. bombastic
    using inflated language, pompous
  56. decry
    to speak against, to rail against, to disparage
  57. eclectic
    coming from a variety of diverse sources
  58. enhance
    to make better, to improve
  59. euphonious
    pleasant or agreeable (sound); dulcet
  60. fervid
    ardent, burning, impassioned
  61. impecunious
    without money
  62. ingratiate
    to make an effort to gain food favor with someone
  63. luxuriant
    abundant in growth, very fertile
  64. paltry
    trifling; petty; worthless
  65. pedantry
    act of showing off learning in a manner that is needless and unimaginative
  66. placid
    peaceful, calm
  67. preclude
    to make impossible
  68. promontory
    land or rock projecting into a body of water
  69. raze
    to completely destroy
  70. secular
    nonreligious, worldly
  71. static
    having no motion, showing little change
  72. tact
    a keen sense for what is appropriate or tasteful in delicate situations
  73. torpid
    sluggish, inactive, dull
  74. vindicated
    cleared of accusations or charges
  75. vindictive
    revengeful, spiteful