Engish: Vocab Level F Unit 14

Card Set Information

Engish: Vocab Level F Unit 14
2013-04-22 15:08:53
vocab vocabulary level unit 13 14 15 english schipske soph marking period

Show Answers:

  1. amenable
    adj. willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible
  2. berate
    v. to scold sharply
  3. carnage
    n. large-scale slaughter or loss of life
  4. credulous
    adj. to ready to believe, easily deceived
  5. criterion
    n. a rule, test; a standard for judgment or evaluation
  6. deplete
    v. to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
  7. expatiate
    v. to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
  8. extraneous
    adj. coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant
  9. inception
    n. the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution
  10. infirmity
    n. a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral)
  11. jejune
    adj. lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile
  12. obdurate
    adj. stubborn, unyielding
  13. potpourri
    n. a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent
  14. precocious
    adj. showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
  15. sadistic
    adj. delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
  16. sententious
    adj. self-righteous characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy
  17. supplicate
    v. to beg earnestly and humbly
  18. surfeit
    n. an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; v. to feed or supply with anything to excess
  19. tortuous
    adj. winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
  20. turgid
    adj. swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive language