Vocab #8

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  1. Verb: to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate
    • Exonerate: (Verb)
    • (He was exonerated form the accusation of cheating.)
  2. 2. Verb: to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task
    • Exonerate: (Verb)
    • (Their aim was to exonerate one driver after an accident.)
  3. Verb: to speed up the progress of; hasten
    • Expedite: (Verb and Adj.)
    • (to expedite shipments.)
  4. Verb: to accomplish promptly, as a piece of business; dispatch
    • Expedite: (Verb and Adj.)
    • (to expedite one's duties.)
  5. Verb: to issue or dispatch, as an official document or letter
    • Expedite: (Verb and Adj.)
    • (Exercise good judgment on when to expedite delivery based on needs or available options.)
  6. Adj: ready for action; alert
    • Expedite: (Verb and Adj.)
    • (The justices said they would expedite the case but gave no specific time frame.)
  7. Verb: to abstain or refrain from; do without
    • Forgo: (Verb)
    • (It also reminds me gardens can still be affordable if you forgo the outdoor kitchens and all the rest of the bells and whistles.)
  8. Verb: to give up, renounce, or resign
    • Forgo: (Verb)
    • (Any witnesses, including victims, who in-tended to testify during this phase would forgo watching any other portion.)
  9. Verb: to neglect or overlook
    • Forgo: (Verb)
    • (No one should have to choose to forgo a family to pursue a career.)
  10. Verb: to quit or leave
    • Forgo: (Verb)
    • (Rarely will you get a heavy downpour, which is why many locals opt to forgo the umbrella and wear a hooded rain jacket instead.)
  11. Verb: to go or pass by
    • Forgo: (Verb)
    • (Entrepreneurs should never forgo opportunities when they are open.)
  12. Adj: without logical or meaningful connection; disjointed; rambling
    • Incoherent: (Adj.)
    • (An incoherent sentence.)
  13. Adj: characterized by such thought or language, as a person
    • Incoherent: (Adj.)
    • (Incoherent with rage.)
  14. Adj: not coherent or cohering
    • Incoherent: (Adj.)
    • (An incoherent mixture.)
  15. Adj: lacking physical cohesion; loose
    • Incoherent: (Adj.)
    • (Incoherent dust.)
  16. Adj: lacking unity or harmony of elements
    • Incoherent: (Adj.)
    • (An incoherent public.)
  17. Adj: not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical
    • Incredulous: (Adj.)
    • (Her friends are incredulous and soon grow extremely jealous.)
  18. Adj: indicating or showing unbelief
    • Incredulous: (Adj.)
    • (An incredulous smile.)
  19. Adj: belonging or pertaining to the common people
    • Plebeian: (Adj.)
    • (For thousands of years, the vehicle of choice for everyone from peasant and plebeian to patrician and prince was horse-drawn.)
  20. Adj: of, pertaining to, or belonging to the ancient Roman plebs
    Plebeian: (Adj.)
  21. Adj: common, commonplace, or vulgar
    • Plebeian: (Adj.)
    • (A plebeian joke.)
  22. Noun: a member of the common people
    • Plebeian: (Adj. and Noun)
    • (In this wide-open career the plebeian suffered for his mediocrity, and the sceptic for his doubt.)
  23. Noun: a member of the ancient Roman plebs
    Plebeian: (Adj. and Noun)
  24. Noun: the act of provoking
    • Provocation: (Noun)
    • (We are drawn to tension, to controversy, to provocation.)
  25. Noun: something that incites, instigates, angers, or irritates
    • Provocation: (Noun)
    • (There is also the risk that any new provocation, or mishap, could quickly get out of hand.)
  26. Noun: words or conduct leading to killing in hot passion and without deliberation
    • Provocation: (Noun)
    • (But its not art because there is no questioning provocation or idea.)
  27. Noun: a question; an inquiry
    • Query: (Noun and Verb)
    • (Not long ago a query arrived, urgent and unexpected, via cellphone.)
  28. Noun: mental reservation; doubt
    • Query: (Noun and Verb)
    • (Fire away with the geolocation query, but be wary of how you broach the topic.)
  29. Noun: a question mark (?), especially as added on a manuscript, proof sheet, or the like, indicating doubt as to some point in the text
    Query: (Noun and Verb)
  30. Noun: an inquiry from a writer to an editor of a magazine, newspaper, etc., regarding the acceptability of or interest in an idea for an article, news story, or the like: usually presented in the form of a letter that outlines or describes the projected piece
    • Query: (Noun and Verb)
    • (We are happy to discuss any individual query that you might have about re-using our copyrighted material.)
  31. Verb: to ask or inquire about
    • Query: (Noun and Verb)
    • (His answer was as irritating as my repeated query.)
  32. Verb: to question as doubtful or obscure
    • Query: (Noun and Verb)
    • (You never answered my query as to whether English is your native language .)
  33. Verb: to mark (a manuscript, proof sheet, etc.) with a query
    • Query: (Noun and Verb)
    • (The root of my query is the fact that ribosomes must be incredibly complex molecules.)
  34. Verb: to ask questions of
    • Query: (Noun and Verb)
    • (For information about marketing a food or garden product, query your county government about the home demonstration service.)
  35. Adj: of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal
    • Secular: (Adj. and Noun)
    • (Secular interests.)
  36. Adj: not pertaining to or connected with religion (opposed to sacred)
    • Secular: (Adj. and Noun)
    • (Secular music.)
  37. Adj: (of education, a school, etc.) concerned with nonreligious subjects
    • Secular: (Adj. and Noun)
    • (Unfortunately, it isn't the secular side of the debate which is framing the argument.)
  38. Adj: (of members of the clergy) not belonging to a religious order; not bound by monastic vows (opposed to regular)
    • Secular: (Adj. and Noun)
    • (Today the site also draws secular travelers almost a million a year.)
  39. Adj: occurring or celebrated once in an age or century
    • Secular: (Adj. and Noun)
    • (the secular games of Rome.)
  40. Noun: a peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons
    • Shibboleth: (Noun)
    • (The color of an individual's skin is a shibboleth.)
  41. Noun: a slogan; catchword
    • Shibboleth: (Noun)
    • (Chick-fil-a is famous for its shibboleth, "Eat more chicken.")
  42. Noun: a common saying or belief with little current meaning or truth
    • Shibboleth: (Noun)
    • (A famous shibboleth right now is when a teen asks another individual, "What's up?", the teen is not asking the other individual what is up but how are they doing today.)
  43. Adj: joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful
    • Blithe: (Adj.)
    • (Everyone loved her for her blithe spirit.)
  44. Adj: without thought or regard; carefree; heedless
    • Blithe: (Adj.)
    • (A blithe indifference to anyone's feelings.)
  45. Verb: to yield or formally surrender to another
    • Cede: (Verb)
    • (to cede territory.)
  46. Noun: a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation
    • Chagrin: (Noun and Verb)
    • (The real action, much to their chagrin, takes place elsewhere.)
  47. Verb: to vex by disappointment or humiliation
    • Chagrin: (Noun and Verb)
    • (The rejection of his proposal chagrined him deeply.)
  48. Verb: to irritate; annoy; provoke
    • Vex: (Verb)
    • (His noisy neighbors often vexed him.)
  49. Verb: to torment; trouble; distress; plague; worry
    • Vex: (Verb)
    • (Lack of money vexes many.)
  50. Verb: to discuss or debate (a subject, question, etc.) with vigor or at great length
    • Vex: (Verb)
    • (To vex a question endlessly without agreeing.)
  51. Verb: to disturb by motion; stir up; toss about
    • Vex: (Verb)
    • (To hare and rate them thus at every turn, is not to teach them, but to vex and torment them to no purpose.)
  52. Verb: to afflict with physical pain
    • Vex: (Verb)
    • (Similar problems vex local housing agencies across the country.)
  53. Adj: courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm
    • Debonair: (Adj.)
    • (A debonair gentleman.)
  54. Adj: jaunty; carefree; sprightly
    • Debonair: (Adj.)
    • (You never looked better--debonair, rested and happily worried.)
  55. Adj: of, pertaining to, or befitting a son or daughter
    • Filial: (Adj.)
    • (Filial obedience.)
  56. Adj: nothing or having the relation of a child to a parent
    • Filial: (Adj.)
    • (In an age when filial duty was a point of pride, especially for daughters, this was especially hurtful.)
  57. Adj: pertaining to the sequence of generations following the parental generation, each generation being designated by an F followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence
    • Filial: (Adj.)
    • (The filial is researched by scientists.)
  58. Verb: to place between; cause to intervene
    • Interpose: (Verb)
    • (To interpose an opaque body between a light and the eye.)
  59. Verb: to put (a barrier, obstacle, etc.) between or in the way of
    • Interpose: (Verb)
    • (And the speaker may interpose his own personality between you and the poem, for better or worse.)
  60. Verb: to bring (influence, action, etc.) to bear between parties, or on behalf of a party or person
    • Interpose: (Verb)
    • (But she did not interpose the arm of her own power to arrest the law and break the embargo.)
  61. Verb: to come between other things; assume an intervening position or relation
    • Interpose: (Verb)
    • (I interposed on the matter of who killed who in the mansion.)
    • Verb: to step in between parties at variance; mediate
    • Interpose: (Verb)
  62. Verb: to put in or make a remark by way of interruption
    Interpose: (Verb)
  63. Adj: belonging to a thing by its very nature
    • Intrinsic: (Adj.)
    • (the intrinsic value of a gold ring.)
  64. Adj: (of certain muscles, nerves, etc.) belonging to or lying within a given part
    Intrinsic: (Adj.)
  65. Verb: to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly
    • Precipitate: (Verb, Adj., and Noun)
    • (to precipitate an international crisis.)
  66. Verb: to cast down headlong; fling or hurl down
    Precipitate: (Verb, Adj., and Noun)
  67. Verb: to cast, plunge, or send, especially violently or abruptly
    • Precipitate: (Verb, Adj. and Noun)
    • (He precipitated himself into the struggle.)
  68. Verb: to separate (a substance) in solid form from a solution, as by means of a reagent
    Precipitate: (Verb, Adj., and Noun)
  69. Verb: to fall to the earth's surface as a condensed form of water; to rain, snow, hail, drizzle, etc.
    Precipitate: (Verb, Noun, and Adj.)
  70. Verb: to separate form a solution as a precipitate
    Precipitate: (Verb, Noun, and Adj.)
  71. Verb: to be cast or thrown down headlong
    Precipitate: (Noun, Verb, and Adj.)
  72. Adj: headlong
    • Precipitate: (Noun, Verb, and Adj.)
    • (A precipitate fall down the stairs.)
  73. Adj: rushing headlong or rapidly onward
    Precipitate: (Noun, Verb, and Adj.)
  74. Adj: proceeding rapidly or with great haste
    • Precipitate: (Noun, Verb, and Noun)
    • (A precipitate retreat.)
  75. Adj: exceedingly sudden or abrupt
    • Precipitate: (Noun, Verb, and Noun)
    • (A precipitate stop; a precipitate decision.)
  76. Adj: done or made without sufficient deliberation; overhasty; rash
    • Precipitate: (Noun, Verb, and Adj.)
    • (A precipitate marriage.)
  77. Noun: a substance precipitated from a solution
    Precipitate: (Noun, Verb, and Adj.)
  78. Noun: moisture condensed in the form of rain, snow, etc.
    Precipitate: (Noun, Verb, and Adj.)
  79. Adj: well-advanced or competent in any art, science, or subject; skilled
    • Proficient: (Adj. and Noun)
    • (A proficient swimmer.)
  80. Noun: an expert
    Proficient: (Noun and Adj.)
  81. Noun: the act of remitting
    Remission: (Noun)
  82. Noun: pardon; forgiveness, as of sins or offenses
    Remission: (Noun)
  83. Noun: abatement or diminution, as of diligence, labor, intensity, etc.
    Remission: (Noun)
  84. Noun: the relinquishment of a payment, obligation, etc.
    Remission: (Noun)
  85. Noun: a temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease
    Remission: (Noun)
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Vocab #8
2013-10-08 01:18:23

Mrs. Wheeler's eighth vocab list
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