Semester One Vocabulary

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Semester One Vocabulary
2013-01-22 22:51:55

Units 1-7
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  1. invincible
    (adj.) unable to be conquered
  2. provincial
    (adj.) limited in knowledge; narrow-minded
  3. evince
    (v.) to establish; to reflect the truth of
  4. conducive
    (adj.) supportive; encouraging; helping to bring about
  5. induce
    (v.) to lead towards some action
  6. deduce
    (v.) to draw a conclusion from fact; to infer
  7. protracted
    (adj.) extended in time; prolonged
  8. intractable
    (adj.) stubborn; obstinate; hard to move forward
  9. retract
    (v.) to draw back; withdraw
  10. petulant
    (adj.) irritable; short-tempered
  11. impetuous
    (adj.) acting passionately and without forethought
  12. impetus
    (n.) that which drives one; mometum
  13. fractious
    (adj.) tending to argue or cause discord
  14. infraction
    (n.) minor violation of a rule or law
  15. infringe
    (v.) to intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass
  16. excise
    (v.) to cut out of; remove
  17. incisive
    (adj.) sharply cutting; direct and powerful
  18. concise
    (adj.) brief and straightforward
  19. tome
    (n.) a large and serious book
  20. epitome
    (n.) the best or most typical example
  21. dichotomy
    (n.) two opposites
  22. anatomy
    (n.) the structure or parts taken as a whole
  23. compunction
    (n.) a feeling of regret; remorse
  24. punctilious
    (adj.) paying strict
  25. pungent
    (adj.) stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell
  26. compel
    (v.) to force or strongly persuade; coerce
  27. impulse
    (n.) a sudden involuntary urge to do something
  28. expel
    (v.) to send out or away
  29. conjecture
    (n.) a guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
  30. dejected
    (adj.) downcast or sad; depressed
  31. abject
    (adj.) lowly miserable and wretched
  32. emissary
    (n.) an agent sent on a mission
  33. dismissive
    (adj.) showing little regard; scornful
  34. remiss
    (adj.) failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent
  35. motive
    (n.) cause for action
  36. motif
    (n.) a recurring theme, subject, or idea
  37. emote
    (v.) to dramatically express emotions
  38. viaduct
    (n.) a bridge that carries a road or railroad over a valley
  39. deviate
    (v.) to depart, especially from a path or plan
  40. defer
    • (v.)
    • 1) to put aside
    • 2) to yield respectfully
  41. impervious
    (adj.) unable to be affected
  42. obviate
    (v.) to make unnecessary
  43. deference
    (n.) act or practice of yielding to another's authority
  44. confer
    • (v.)
    • 1) to discuss something with someone else; consult
    • 2) to bestow
  45. proffer
    (v.) to present or offer
  46. comportment
    (n.) manner in which one acts or behaves
  47. inference
    (n.) a conclusion not directly provided by evidence, but able to draw from facts
  48. proliferate
    (v.) to increase greatly in number; multiply
  49. purported
    (adj.) claimed as true, but probably false
  50. envisage
    (v.) to imagine; to conceive of
  51. visage
    (n.) face; facial expression
  52. perspicacious
    (adj.) wise, insightful; acutely intelligent
  53. retrospective
    (adj.) looking backward over a period of time
  54. aspect
    (n.) a part that can be considered or viewed
  55. introspective
    (adj.) contemplating one's own thoughts and feelings
  56. apparition
    (n.) an unreal figure; a ghost
  57. phenomenon
    (n.) a fact or event which can be observed and/or documented
  58. diaphanous
    (adj.) lightweight and transparent
  59. epiphany
    (n.) a moment of great insight; revelation
  60. sycophant
    (n.) a person who flatters; a yes-man
  61. adherent
    (n.) a follower of a person or idea
  62. incoherent
    (adj.) not able to be understood; nonsensical
  63. inherent
    (adj.) existing as a natural part
  64. diffuse
    • 1. (adj.) not concentrated or focused; wordy
    • 2. (v.) spread out or disturbing
  65. effusive
    (adj.) overflowing with words or feelings; gushing
  66. profuse
    (adj.) plentiful; abundant
  67. infrastructure
    (n.) the basic framework of a building system or a system
  68. construe
    (v.) to interpret or analyze something in a particular way
  69. constructive
    (adj.) having a positive effect; helpful
  70. destitute
    (adj.) having no money; poor
  71. restitution
    (n.) payment for an injury; compensation
  72. stature
    (n.) level of authority; standing
  73. expound
    (v.) to explain or discuss in detail
  74. proponent
    (n.) one who argues in favors of; supporter
  75. proficient
    (adj.) skilled at; highly knowledgeable of
  76. factotum
    (n.) an assistant who does a variety of jobs
  77. facsimile
    (n.) a copy or imitation
  78. facile
    (adj.) too simplistic or easy