English Vocab Week 5

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English Vocab Week 5
2012-10-02 20:55:02
1st Quarter

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  1. divulge
  2. docile
    obedient; easily managed
  3. doctrine
    teachings, in general,; particular principle taught
  4. dogmatic
    opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal
  5. eclectic
    composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
  6. eclipse
    darken; extinguish; surpass
  7. elated
    overjoyed; in high spirits
  8. elicit
    draw out by discussion
  9. elusive
    evasive; baffling; hard to grasp
  10. embellish
    adorn; ornament
  11. hamper
  12. hindrance
    block; obstacle
  13. hostility
    unfriendliness; hatred
  14. hypocritical
    pretending to be virtuous; deceiving
  15. hypothetical
    based on assumptios or hypotheses; supposed
  16. iconoclastic
    attacking cherished traditions
  17. immutable
  18. impede
    hinder; block; delay
  19. imperceptible
    unnoticeable; undetectable
  20. implacable
    incapable of being pacified
  21. meticulous
    excessively careful; painstaking; scrupulous
  22. misconception
    mistaken idea
  23. misrepresent
    give a false or incorrect impression, often deliberately; serve unsatisfactoryily as a representative 
  24. mock
    ridicule; imitate, often in derision
  25. monarchy
    government under a single ruler
  26. monotony
    sameness leading to boredom
  27. mutability
    ability to change in form; fickleness
  28. naivete
    quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility
  29. nocturnal
    done at night
  30. nonchalance
    indifference; lack of concern; composure
  31. prologue
    introduction(to a poem or play)
  32. prominent
    conspicious; notable; sticking out
  33. promote
    help to flourish; advance in rank; publicize
  34. prophetic
    fortelling the future
  35. prosperity
    good fortune; financial success; physical well-being
  36. provocative
    arousing anger or interest; annoying
  37. prudent
    cautious; careful
  38. ramble
    wander aimlessly
  39. random
    without definite purpose, plan, or aim; haphazard
  40. recluse
    hermit; loner
  41. symmetry
    arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity
  42. synthesis
    combining parts into a whole
  43. taciturn
    habitually silent; talking little
  44. tedious
    boring; tiring
  45. temper
    moderate; tone down or restrain; toughen 
  46. temperament
    characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess
  47. termination
  48. thwart
    prevent; frustrate; oppose and defeat
  49. toxic
  50. transcendent
    surpassing; exceeding ordinary limits; superior