Advance Compostition: Vocab #1

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Advance Compostition: Vocab #1
2013-08-15 00:34:20

The first list of vocab from advance composition
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  1. 1.Simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action.
    2.Continual uncertainty fluctuation about what approach to follow.
    Ambivalent: (adj. form of ambivalence)
  2. 1.Exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one's worth or importance often by an overbearing manner.
    2.Proceeding from or characterized by arrogance
    Arrogant: (adj.)
  3. 1.The act of turning away
    2.A feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it
    3.An object of aversion
    Aversion: (noun)
  4. 1.Unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
    2.Behavior by animal that is not beneficial to or maybe harmful to itself but that benefits others of its species
    Altruistic: (adj. form of altruism)
  5. 1.Forming an angle: (sharp cornered); having one or more angles
    2.Measured by an angle
    3.Stiff in character or manner: lacking smoothness or grace; lean with prominent bone structure
    Angular: (adj.)
  6. 1.To detect with the eyes and other senses
    2.To recognize or identify as separate and distinct
    3.To come to recognize mentally
    Discern: (verb)
  7. 1.A feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior
    2.To look on with scorn
    3.To refuse or abstain from because of disdain
    4.To treat as beneath one's notice or dignity
    Disdain: (verb and noun)
  8. 1.To lower in rank or reputation
    2.To depreciate by indirect means
    Disparage: (verb)
  9. 1.Containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements
    2.Markedly distinct in quality or character
    Disparity: (noun form of disparate)
  10. 1.To make beautiful with ornamentation
    2.To heighten the attractiveness of by adding decorative or fanciful details
    Embellish: (verb)
  11. 1.Beget; procreate: (to produce offspring)
    2.To cause to exist or to develop: (produce)
    Engender: (verb)
  12. 1.Producing no injury: (harmless)
    2.Not likely to give offense or to arouse strong feelings or hostility
    Innocuous: (adj.)
  13. 1.Lacking taste or savor: (tasteless)
    2.Lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge: (dull)
    Insipid: (adj.)
  14. 1.A crying out in grief: (wailing)
    2.Dirge; elegy
    4.To mourn aloud: (wail)
    5.To express sorrow, mourning, or regret for often demonstratively: (mourn)
    6.To regret strongly
    Lament: (noun and verb)
  15. 1.An office of solemn praise to God forming with matins, the first of the canonical hours
    2.Praise, acclaim
    3.Praise, extol
    Laud: (verb and noun)
  16. 1.Not easy to see
    2.Not readily understood or clearly expressed: (mysterious)
    4.Constituing the unstressed vowel (or having unstressed) as its value
    Obscure: (adj.)
  17. 1.Characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others
    2.(Of actions, manner, qualities exhibited,etc.) intended to attract notice
    Ostentatious: (adj.)
  18. 1.Wastefully or recklessly extravagant
    2.Lavishly abundant; profuse
    3.A person who spends, or has spent, his or her money or substance with wasteful extravagance; spendthrift
    Prodigal: (adj. and noun)
  19. 1. To reject as having no authority or binding force
    2.To cast off or disown
    3.To reject with disapproval or condemnation
    4.To refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt), as a state, municipality, etc.
    5.To reject with denial
    Repudiate: (verb)
  20. 1.The state of being reticent, or reserved, especially with regard to speaking freely; restraint
    Reticence: (noun)
  21. 1.To regard with respect tinged with awe; venerate
    Revere: (verb)
  22. 1.Calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled
    2.Clear; fair
    3.(Usually initial capital letter) most high or august(used as a royal epithet, usually preceded by his, your, etc.)
    4.Serenity; tranquility
    5.Archaic. A clear or tranquil expanse of sea or sky
    Serene: (adj. and noun)
  23. 1.Thin, tenuous, or rarefied, as a fluid or an odor
    2.Fine or delicate in meaning or intent; difficult to perceive or understand
    3.Delicate or faint and mysterious
    4.Requiring mental acuteness, penetration, or discernment
    5.Characterized by mental acuteness or penetration
    Subtle: (adj.)
  24. 1.Being more than is sufficient or required; excessive
    2.Unecessary or needless
    3.Obsolete.Possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant
    Superflusous: (adj.)
  25. 1.Inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation
    2.Dour, stern, and silent in expression and manner
    Taciturn: (adj.)