Vocab #14

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Mrs.Wheeler's fourteenth vocab list
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  1. Noun: the act of acquiring or gaining possession
    Acquisition: (Noun)
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    The ___ of real estate.
    Acquisition
  3. Noun: something acquired; addition
    Acquisition: (Noun)
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    A recent ____ to the museum.
    Acquisition
  5. Verb: to make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate
    Alleviate: (Verb)
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    To ___ sorrow; to ___ pain.
    Alleviate
  7. Adj: abrupt in manner; blunt; rough
    Brusque: (Adj.)
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    A ____ welcome greeted his unexpected return.
    Brusque
  9. Noun: a general breakup or dispersion; sudden downfall or rout
    Debacle: (Noun)
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     The revolution ended in a ___.
    Debacle
  11. Noun: a complete collapse or failure
    Debacle: (Noun)
  12. Noun: a breaking up of ice in a river
    Debacle: (Noun)
  13. Noun: a violent rush of water or ice
    Debacle: (Noun)
  14. Noun: a little world; a world in miniature
    Microcosm: (Noun)
  15. Noun: anything that is regarded as a world in miniature
    Microcosm: (Noun)
  16. Noun: human beings, humanity, society, or the like, viewed as an epitome or miniature of the world or universe
    Microcosm: (Noun)
  17. Adj: characterized by rigor; rigidly sever or harsh, as people, rules, or discipline
    Rigorous: (Adj.)
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    ___ laws.
    Rigorous
  19. Adj: severely exact or accurate; precise
    Rigorous: (Adj.)
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    ___ research.
    Rigorous
  21. Adj: (of weather or climate) uncomfortably severe or harsh; extremely inclement
    Rigorous: (Adj.)
  22. Noun: the quality or property of being tenacious (holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold [often followed by of])
    Tenacity: (Noun)
  23. Verb: to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
    Thwart: (Verb, Noun, Adj., and Preposition/Adverb)
  24. Verb: to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.)
    Thwart: (Verb, Noun, Adj., and Preposition/Adverb)
  25. Noun: a seat across a boat, especially one used by a rower
    Thwart: (Verb, Noun, Adj., and Preposition/Adverb)
  26. Noun: a transverse member spreading the gunwales of a canoe or the like
    Thwart: (Verb, Noun, Adj., and Preposition/Adverb)
  27. Adj: passing or lying crosswise or across; cross; transverse
    Thwart: (Verb, Noun, Adj., and Preposition/Adverb)
  28. Adj: perverse; obstinate
    Thwart: (Verb, Noun, Adj., and Preposition/Adverb)
  29. Adj: adverse; unfavorable
    Thwart: (Verb, Noun, Adj., and Preposition/Adverb)
  30. Preposition/Adverb: across; athwart
    Thwart: (Noun, Verb, Adj., and Preposition/Adverb)
  31. Adj: being beyond what is seen or avowed; intentionally kept concealed
    Ulterior: (Adj.)
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    ____ motives.
    Ulterior
  33. Adj: coming at a subsequent time or stage; further; future
    Ulterior: (Adj.)
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    ____ action.
    Ulterior
  35. Adj: lying beyond or outside of some specified or understood boundary; more remote
    Ulterior: (Adj)
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    A suggestion ____ to the purposes of the present discussion.
    Ulterior
  37. Adj: full of, marked by, or proceeding from wiles; crafty; cunning
    Wily: (Adj.)
  38. Adj: requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult
    Arduous: (Adj.)
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    An ___ undertaking.
    Arduous
  40. Adj: requiring or using much energy and vigor; strenuous
    Arduous: (Adj)
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    Making an ____ effort.
    Arduous
  42. Adj: hard to climb; steep
    Arduous: (Adj.)
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    An ____ path up the hill.
    Arduous: (Adj)
  44. Adj: hard to endure; full of hardships; severe
    Arduous: (Adj)
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    An ____ winter.
    Arduous
  46. Noun: a great flood of water; inundation; flood
    Deluge: (Noun and Verb)
  47. Noun: a drenching rain; downpour
    Deluge: (Noun and Verb)
  48. Noun: anything that overwhelms like a flood
    Deluge: (Noun and Verb)
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    A ___ of mail.
    Deluge: (Noun and Verb)
  50. Verb: to overrun; overwhelm
    Deluge: (Noun and Verb)
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    She was ____ with congratulatory letters.
    Deluged
  52. Verb: to captivate or charm
    Enthrall: (Verb)
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    A performer whose grace, skill, and virtuosity ___ her audiences
    Enthrall
  54. Verb: to put or hold in slavery; subjugate
    Enthrall: (Verb)
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    To be ___ by illusions and superstitions.
    Enthralled
  56. Adj: affectedly grand or important; pompous
    Grandiose: (Adj.)
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    ____ words.
    Grandiose
  58. Adj: more complicated or elaborate than necessary; overblown
    Grandiose: (Adj.)
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    A ___ scheme.
    Grandiose
  60. Adj: grand in an imposing or impressive way.
    Grandiose: (Adj.)
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    An ___ decision; an ____ person.
    Impetuous
  62. Adj: of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive
    Impetuous: (adj.)
  63. Adj: having great impetus; moving with great force; violent
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    The ___ winds.
    Impetuous
  65. Adj: not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased
    Insatiable: (Adj)
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    ____ hunger for knowledge.
    Insatiable
  67. Adj: of the nature of, resembling, or suggesting an oracle
    Oracular: (Adj.)
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    An ____ response.
    Oracular
  69. Adj: giving forth utterances or decisions as if by special inspiration or authority
    Oracular: (Adj.)
  70. Adj: uttered or delivered as if divinely inspired or infallible; sententious
    Oracular: (Adj.)
  71. Adj: ambiguous (of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify); obscure
    Oracular: (Adj.)
  72. Adj: portentous (marvelous; amazing; prodigious); ominous
    Oracular: (Adj.)
  73. Noun: a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound
    Platitude: (Noun)
  74. Noun: the quality or state of being flat, dull, or trite
    Platitude: (Noun)
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    The ____ of most political oratory.
    Platitude
  76. Noun: an artificial channel for conducting water, often fitted with a gate (___ gate) at the upper end for regulating the flow
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
  77. Noun: the body of water held back or controlled by a ___ gate
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
  78. Noun: any contrivance for regulating a flow or into a receptacle
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
  79. Noun: a channel, especially one carrying off surplus water; drain
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
  80. Noun: a stream of surplus water
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
  81. Verb: to let out (water) by or as if by opening a ____
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
  82. Verb: to drain (a pond, lake, etc.) by or as if by opening a _____
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
  83. Verb: to open a ___ upon.
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
  84. Verb: to flush or cleanse with a rush of water
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
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    To ____ the decks of a boat.
    Sluice
  86. Verb: to flow or pour through or as if through a ____
    Sluice: (Noun and Verb)
  87. Verb: to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another
    Synchronize: (Verb)
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    ____ your watches.
    Synchronize
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    They ____ their steps and walked on together.
    Synchronized
  90. Verb: to cause to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together
    Synchronize: (Verb)
  91. Verb: to cause to agree in time of occurrence; assign to the same time or period, as in a history
    Synchronize: (Verb)
  92. Verb: to adjust the periodicities of (two or more electrical or mechanical devices) so that the periods are equal or integral multiples or fractions of each other
    Synchronize: (Verb)
  93. Verb: to occur at the same time or coincide or agree in time
    Synchronize: (Verb)
  94. Verb: to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together; recur together
    Synchronize: (Verb)

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