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English final
2010-06-12 20:33:59

Vocabulary words
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  1. concede
    v. to admit that something is true although you don't want to
  2. deceased
    n. someone who has recently died
  3. egrees
    n. the action or right of going or coming out
  4. gradation
    a small change in a set of changes
  5. gradient
    n. a slope, or measurement of how a steep a slop is, especially in road or railroad
  6. predecessor
    n. something such as a machine or system that existed before another one
  7. regress
    v. to go back to an earlier, less developed state
  8. secession
    withdrawal into privacy or solitude
  9. transgress
    v. to do something is against the rules of a religion or society
  10. unprecedented
    adj. never having happened before
  11. analogous
    adj. similar to another situation or thing
  12. antithesis
    v. the opposite of something
  13. comparable
    adj. similar to something else
  14. deviate
    v. to be or become different from what is normal or acceptable
  15. differentiate
    v. to recognize or express the difference betweens things or people
  16. disparity
    n. a difference between things, especially an unfair deifference
  17. heterogeneous
    adj. consisting of parts or members that are very different from each other
  18. homogeneous
    adj. consisting of parts or members that are all the same
  19. nuance
    n. a subtle distinction or variation
  20. tantamount
    adj. to be almost the same thing as something else that is bad
  21. autonomy
    n. the condition of being autonomous, or the right of self-government; independence or freedom
  22. despot
    n. a ruler with absolute power and authority
  23. feudal
    adj. pertaining to the feudal system or its political, military, social, and economic structure
  24. hegemony
    preponderant influence or authority over others
  25. hierarchy
    the classification of a group of people according to ability, economic, social, or professional standing
  26. prerogative
    n. a right, privilege, etc, limited to a specific person or persons of a particular category
  27. regime
    n. a mode or system of rule or government
  28. sovereign
    n. a monarch, king, queen, or other supreme ruler that exercises authority within a limited sphere
  29. totalitarian
    adj. exercising control over th freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic
  30. usurp
    v. to seize and hold a position, office, power, etc, by force or without legal right
  31. apathy
    n. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving and interesting
  32. assent
    v. to agree to something especially after thoughtful consideration
  33. empathy
    n. identification with and understanding of other's situation, feelings, and motives
  34. pathetic
    adj. causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc
  35. pathology
    n. the science or the study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases
  36. presentiment
    n. a feeling of impression that something is about to happen, especially something evil; premonition
  37. sensational
    adj. intended to arose strong curiosity, interest, outstanding, etc
  38. sensibility
    n. the ability to feel or perceive
  39. sententious
    adj. abounding in pithy aphorism or maxims; self-righteousness
  40. sentiment
    n. an attitude toward something; emotion
  41. culpable
    adj. deserving blame, responsible
  42. exonerate
    v. to free from blame, responsibility, obligation or task
  43. extort
    v. to wrest or wring something from a person by violence, intimidation, or abuse of authority
  44. illicit
    adj. not legally permitted or authorized
  45. incorrigible
    adj. incapable of being corrected or reformed
  46. misdemeanor
    n. a criminal offence that is less serious than a felony and generally punishable by a fine, a jail time to a year, or both
  47. purloin
    v. to take dishonestly; steal
  48. ruffian
    n. a tough, lawless person
  49. unscrupulous
    adj. not having moral or ethical consideration or standards that act as a restraining for or inhibits certain actions; shady; dishonest
  50. vile
    adj. repulsive or disgusting, as to the senses or feelings; highly offensive
  51. banter
    n. sarcastic teasing comments
  52. caricature
    n. mocking, exaggerated portrait; amusing draning which satirizes by emphazing on somebody's particular features
  53. droll
    adj. amusingly odd or whimsically comical; funny in an odd way
  54. facetious
    adj. funny/jocking in an offensive way; not meant to be taken seriously
  55. flippant
    adj. joking about things which should be taken seriously; frivolously disrespectful
  56. hilarity
    n. exuberance, glee, jubilation, very funny
  57. ludicrous
    adj. causing laughter; hilarious because obvious absurdity
  58. mirth
    n. gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter
  59. whimsical
    adj. determined by, or marked by whim or caprice; odd/fanciful
  60. witticism
    clever/funny remark
  61. adverse
    adj. not good or favorable; opposing
  62. averse
    adj. having an active feeling of repugnance or distaste; unwilling
  63. emigrate
    v. to leave your own country in order to live in another
  64. figuratively
    adv. expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another which it might be regarded as analogous
  65. immigrate
    v. to enter another country in order to live there
  66. ingenious
    adj. marked by special aptitude at discovering, inventing, or contributing; marked by originality resourcefulness and cleverness in conception or execution
  67. ingenuous
    adj. showing innocent or childlike simplicity and candidness
  68. literally
    adj. according to the most basic meaning of a word or expression
  69. persecute
    v. to treat someone cruelly and unfairly, especially because of his/her religious or political beliefs
  70. prosecute
    v. to bring legal action against a person to correct or punish him of a crime or violation of law
  71. austerity
    adj. severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict
  72. deprecate
    v. to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose,etc.)
  73. equity
    n. the quality of being fair or impartial; fairness; impartiality
  74. frugal
    adj. economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving orsparing; not wasteful
  75. indigent
    adj. lacking food, clothing, and other necessities of life becauseof poverty; needy; poor; impoverished
  76. munificent
    adj. extremely liberal in giving; very generous
  77. pecuniary
    adj. of or relating to money
  78. recession
    n. an extended decline in general business activity, typically twoconsecutive quarters of falling real gross national product
  79. remunerate
    v. to pay, recompense, or reward for work
  80. solvent
    adj. capable of meeting financial obligations
  81. adroit
    adj. cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious
  82. blase
    adj. indifferent to or bored with life
  83. cliche
    n. a repetitive, stereotyped expression
  84. clientele
    n. the clients or customers of a business
  85. entrepreneur
    n. a person who organizes and manages any business
  86. forte
    n. something in which a person excels
  87. gauche
    adj. lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness
  88. naive
    adj. having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absenceof artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous
  89. nonchalant
    adj. coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual
  90. rendezvous
    n. an agreement between two or more persons to meet at acertain time and place