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English Final
2010-06-20 18:19:09

English Final
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  1. Affected
    Influenced or touched by an external factor
  2. Assimilate
    Take in and understand fully
  3. Augment
    Make greater by adding to it
  4. Aver
    State or assert to be the case
  5. Cosmopolitan
    Familiar with and at ease in many dfifferent countries and cultures
  6. Extol
    Praise enthusiastically
  7. Promenade
    Noun: a paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a hotel

    Verb: take a leisurely walk, ride, or drive in public, especially to be seen by others
  8. Rudiments
    The first principles of a subject
  9. Simile
    A figure of speech comparing one thing with another, using like or as
  10. Sinuous
    Having many curves and turns
  11. Supercilious
    Behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others
  12. Synthesis
    Combination or composition
  13. Variegated
    Exhibiting different colors, especially as irregular patches or streaks
  14. Vernacular
    The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region
  15. Acumen
    The ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain
  16. Affiliate
    Verb: officially attach or connect to an organization

    Noun: a person or organization officially attached to a larger body
  17. Altruism
    The belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others
  18. Ameliorate
    Make better
  19. Anomalous
    Deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected
  20. Antipathy
    A deep-seated feeling of dislike
  21. Archaic
    Very old or old-fashioned
  22. Behoove
    It is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something
  23. Benignant
    Kindly and benevolent
  24. Facetious
    Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor
  25. Irrevocable
    Not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered
  26. Propensity
    An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way
  27. Vigilant
    Keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties
  28. Volatile
    Liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse
  29. Adroit
    Celever of skillful in using the hands and mind
  30. Cynic
    A person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interestrather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasoms
  31. Dingy
    Gloomy and drab
  32. Gargantuan
  33. Indenture
    A formal legal agreement, contract, or document
  34. Indite
    Write, compose
  35. Iota
    An extremely small amount
  36. Juncture
    A particular point in events or time
  37. Larval
    The active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between egg and pupa
  38. Masochistic
    Derives pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from one's own pan or humiliation
  39. Murky
    Dark and gloomy, especially due to thick mist
  40. Precocious
    Having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual
  41. Sequel
    A published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one
  42. Adversary
    One's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute
  43. Commendable
    Deserving praise
  44. Flaunt
    Display ostentatiously, especially in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance
  45. Guile
    Sly or cunning intelligence
  46. Husbandry
    The care, cultivaion or breeding of crops and animals
  47. Ingenious
    Clever, original, and inventive
  48. Lugubrious
    Looking or sounding sad and dismal
  49. Mercurial
    Subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind
  50. Moiety
    Each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided
  51. Myriads
    A countless or extremely great number
  52. Nascent
    Just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential
  53. Orthodox
    Conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true
  54. Portentous
    A sign or warning
  55. Propitious
    Giving or indicating a good chance of success
  56. Pungent
    Having a sharply strong taste or smell
  57. Resilient
    Able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed
  58. Advocate
    A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause of policy
  59. Brazen
    Bold and without shame
  60. Discomfit
    Make someone feel uneasy or embarrassed
  61. Eradicate
    Destroy completely; put an end to
  62. Iniquity
    Immoral or grossly unfair behavior
  63. Ostensible
    Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so
  64. Poignant
    Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
  65. Recalcitrant
    Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline
  66. Reconnoiter
    Make a military observation of a region
  67. Ruminant
    an even-toed ungulate mammal that chewscud regurgutated from it rumen
  68. Sanguine
    Cheerfully optimistic
  69. Senescence
    The condition or process of deterioration with age
  70. Serpentine
    Of or like a serpent or snake
  71. Supplicate
    Ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly
  72. Buffeted
    Especially of wind or waves, strike repeatedly and violently
  73. Commodious
    Roomy and comfortable
  74. Consonant
    A basic speech sound in which the breath is at least partly obstructed and which can be combined with a vowel to form a syllable
  75. Discreet
    Careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions, especially in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage
  76. Dotage
    The period of life in which a person is old and weak
  77. Eccentricity
    The quality of being eccentric
  78. Extrinsic
    Not part of the essential nature of someone or something; coming or operating from outside
  79. Foible
    A minor weakness or eccentricity in someone's character
  80. Franchise
    An authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities
  81. Fulsome
    Complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
  82. Morbid
    Characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and upleasant subjects, especially death or disease
  83. Perceptible
    Able to be seen or noticed
  84. Recompense
    Make amends for loss or harm suffered
  85. Tenacity
    The quality of not giving up
  86. Wan
    Pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion
  87. Affront
    An action or remark that causes outrage or offense
  88. Buoyant
    1.Able to apt or stay afloat

  89. Capricious
    Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
  90. Cryptic
    Having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure
  91. Deference
    Humble submission and respect
  92. Discrepancy
    A lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts
  93. Dulcet
    Sweet and soothing
  94. Effrontery
    Rude and arrogant behavior
  95. Ethical
    Of or relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these
  96. Intelligible
    Able to be understood
  97. Motley
    Incongruously varied inappearance or character
  98. Mottled
    Marked with spots or smears of color
  99. Sinister
    Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen
  100. Unctuous
    Oily or greasy
  101. Vanquish
    Defeat thoroughly
  102. Burgeoned
    Begin to grow or increase rapidly
  103. Equivocal
    Open to more than one interpretation
  104. Erudition
    Having or showing great knowledge or learning
  105. Evacuate
    Remove from a place of danger
  106. Grovel
    Beg on the floor
  107. Heinous
    Utterly odious or wicked
  108. Hyperbole
    Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
  109. Improvident
    Not having or showing foresight
  110. Intrepid
  111. Iridescent
    Showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles
  112. Munificent
    Larger or more generous than is usual or necessary
  113. Plaintive
    Sounding sad and mournful
  114. Slake
    Quench or satisfy
  115. Terse
    Sparing in the use of words
  116. Vapid
    Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging