Vocab Stack 3

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Vocab Stack 3
2010-06-15 12:36:23

Vocab Stack 3
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  1. zealous (adj)
    fervent; ardent; impassiononed, devoted to a cause
  2. viscous (adj)
    viscosity (noun)
    thick; sticky
  3. transient (adj)
    fleeting; passing quickly; brief
  4. tirade (noun)
    a long and extremely critical speech; a harsh denunciation
  5. tenuous (adj)
    having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak
  6. tenacity (noun)
    tenacious (adj)
    the quality of adherence or persistance to something valued; persistent determination
  7. surfeit (noun/v)
    an overabundant supply; excess; to feed or supply to excess
  8. superfluous (adj)
    exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
  9. succinct (adj)
    brief; concise
  10. subpoena (noun)
    a court order requiring appearence and/or tetimony
  11. spurious (adj)
    lacking authenticity or validity; false; cournterfeit
  12. specious (adj)
    seeming true, but actually being fallacious; misleadingly attractive; plausible but false
  13. solvent (adj)
    able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
  14. salubrious (adj)
    promoting health or wel-being
  15. rhetoric (noun)
    the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion
  16. reverent (adj)
    reverence (noun)
    marked by, feeling, or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect
  17. rescind (v)
    to invalidate; to repeal; to retract
  18. repudiate (v)
    to refuse to have anything to do with; disown
  19. recalcitrant (adj)
    obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage
  20. rancorous (adj)
    rancor (noun)
    characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
  21. querulous (adj)
    prone to complaining or grumbling; peevish
  22. queries (noun)
    questions; inquiries; doubts in the mind; reservations
  23. proliferate (v)
    to grow or increase swiftly and abundantly
  24. profuse (adj)
    given or coming forth abundantly; extravagent
  25. prodigal (adj)
    recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish
  26. polemical (adj)
    controversial; argumentative
  27. plummet (v)
    to plunge or drip straight down
  28. platitude (noun)
    a superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningful
  29. placate (v)
    to appease; to calm by making concessions
  30. pithy (adj)
    precise and brief
  31. pith (noun)
    the essential or central part
  32. pirate (v)
    to illegaly use or reproduce
  33. pine (v)
    to yearn intensely; to languish; to lose vigor
  34. pervasive (adj)
    having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout
  35. penury (noun)
    poverty; destitution
  36. pedantic (adj)
    overly concerned with the trivial details of learning or education; show offish above one's knowledge
  37. pedagogy (noun)
    the profession or principles of teaching, or instructing
  38. opprobrium (noun)
    disgrace; contempt; scorn
  39. occlude (v)
    to obstruct or block
  40. obsequious (adj)
    exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
  41. obduvate (adj)
    unyielding; hardhearted; intractable
  42. mitigate (v)
    to make or become less severe or intense; to moderate
  43. misanthrope (noun)
    misanthropic (adj)
    one who hate all other humans
  44. meticulous (adj)
    characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail
  45. mendacity (noun)
    mendacious (adj)
    the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty
  46. malleable (adj)
    capable of being shaped or formed; tractable; pliable
  47. malevolent (adj)
    malevolence (noun)
    having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred
  48. luminous (adj)
    characterized by brightness and the emission of light
  49. loquacious (adj)
    loquacity (noun)
    extremely talkative
  50. insipid (adj)
    without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland
  51. infelicitous (adj)
    unforunate; inappropriate
  52. inchoate (adj)
    in an initial stage; not fully formed
  53. impunity (noun)
    immunity from punishment or penalty
  54. implacable (adj)
    not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
  55. imperturbable (adj)
    marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness
  56. impassive (adj)
    revealing no emotion
  57. idolatrous (adj)
    idolatry (noun)
    given to intense or excessive devotion to something
  58. iconoclast (noun)
    one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
  59. hegemony (noun)
    the consistent dominance of one state or idealogy over others
  60. hedonism (noun)
    devotion to pleasureable pursuits, esp. to the pleasures of the senses
  61. halcyon (adj)
    calm and peaceful
  62. hackneyed (adj)
    rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
  63. grandiloquence (noun)
    grandiloquent (adj)
    pompous speech or expression
  64. germane (adj)
    relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
  65. fortuitous (adj)
    happening by accident or change
  66. fervent (adj)
    fervor (noun)
    greatly emotional or zealous
  67. exacerbate (v)
    to make worse or more severe
  68. evanescent (adj)
    tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
  69. endemic (adj)
    characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
  70. eccentric (adj)
    departing from norms or conventions
  71. dissemble (v)
    to disquise or conceal; to mislead
  72. diatribe (noun)
    a harsh denuciation
  73. bombastic (adj)
    bombast (noun)
    pompous; grondiloquent
  74. bolster (v)
    to provide support or reinforcement
  75. aver (v)
    to state as a fact; to declare or assert
  76. archaic (adj)
    outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive, time
  77. amalgamate (v)
    amalgamation (noun)
    to combine several elements into a whole
  78. adulterate (v)
    to reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients
  79. acumen (noun)
    keen, accurate judgment or insight