Kaplan Word Smart

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Kaplan Word Smart
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Meg. F. Schneider
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  1. ABDICATE
    (v) to step down from a position of power
  2. ABRIDGE
    (v.) to shorten, condense, or lessen in length
  3. ABSOLVE
    (v) to forgive or free from blame
  4. ABYSMAL (A-BIZ-MAL)
    (adj) extremely wretched, bottomless
  5. ACQUIESCE (AK-WEE-ESS)
    (v) to comply passively, to give in
  6. ADVOCATE
    (v) to support, or be in favor of
  7. AESTHETIC (ES-THET-TIC)
    (adj) concerned with or appreciative of beauty
  8. AFFINITY
    (n) sympathy, attraction, kinship
  9. AGENDA
    (n) program, things to be done
  10. AGGRANDIZE
    (v) to make great
  11. ALLUSION (A-LOO-ZHUN)
    (n) an indirect reference
  12. ALTRUISTIC (AL-TROO-IS-TIC)
    (adj) unselfish concern with the welfare of others
  13. AMNESTY
    (n) an official pardon for a group of people violate a law
  14. ANIMOSITY
    (n) ill will, active dislike
  15. ANOMALOUS (A-NOM-A-LUS)
    (adj) irregular, abnormal, unusual
  16. ARDUOUS
    (adj) difficult to do, laborious
  17. AUGMENT
    (v) to increase or enlarge
  18. AUSTERE (AWE-STEER)
    (adj) stern in manner or appearance, strict in morals
  19. AVERSION
    (n) strong or fixed dislike, a feeling of repugnance
  20. BANAL (BUH-NAL)
    (adj) commonplace, trite, unoriginal
  21. BAROQUE (BUH-ROKE)
    (adj) extravagantly ornate, flamboyant, characterized by bold ornamentation
  22. BEGRUDGE
    (v) to envy another's possession, to concede reluctantly
  23. BENEDICTION
    (n) a blessing, a good wish
  24. BENIGN (BUH-NINE)
    (adj) gentle, not harmful, kind
  25. BLANCH
    (v) to turn pale
  26. BLITHE (BLYTHE)
    (adj) happily, lighthearted, joyful
  27. BOTCH
    (v) to bungle, to foul up
  28. BRACING
    (adj) invigorating; (v) to prepare
  29. BROACH
    (v) to open up a subject for discussion
  30. BUFFOON
    (n) clown or fool
  31. BULWARK
    (n) something used as a defense, a strong protection
  32. CACHE (CASH)
    (n) a hiding place, something hidden in a secret place
  33. CALLOUS (CAL-LUS)
    (adj) unfeeling and insenitive
  34. CANDOR
    (adj) truthfulness, great honesty, frankness
  35. CAPITULATE
    (v) to surrender, to stop resisting
  36. CATHARSIS
    (n) an emotional release, an emotional purification
  37. CAUSTIC (CAW-STICK)
    (adj) biting in humor
  38. CENSURE (SEN-SHUR)
    (n) the act of blaming or condemning
  39. CHASTISE
    (v) to criticize severely
  40. CHRONIC (KRON-ICK)
    (adj) constant, lasting a long time
  41. CIRCUMSPECT
    (adj) careful, thought through
  42. CLEMENCY
    (n) disposition towards mercy, mildness
  43. CLIQUE (KLEEK)
    (n) an elusive group
  44. COALESCE (CO-A-LESS)
    (v) to come together as one, to fuse or unite
  45. COHERENT (CO-HERE-ENT)
    (adj) making sense, organized and logical
  46. COLLOQUIAL (COL-O-KWEE-UL)
    (adj) conversational, used in informal speech
  47. COMPATIBLE
    (adj) able to get along well
  48. CONVEY
    (v) to conduct, to transport, to communicate
  49. CONVICTION
    (n) determination, state of being convinced
  50. COPIOUS
    (adj) abundant, lavish
  51. CORROBORATE
    (v) to support with evidence
  52. CRAVEN
    (adj) cowardly
  53. CRITERION (CRY-TEER-EE-ON)
    (n) standard for judging (plural) criteria
  54. CURSORY
    (adj) brief, without much attention to detail
  55. DEARTH (DURTH)
    (adj) a shortage
  56. DEFERENCE
    (n) respect, courtesy
  57. DEFT
    (adj) skillful
  58. DELINEATE
    (v) to describe or picture in words, to detail
  59. DELUDE
    (v) to deceive; to have false illusions
  60. DEPRAVITY
    (n) moral corruption
  61. DEPRECIATE (DE-PREE-SHE-ATE)
    (v) to lessen in value, to belittle
  62. DESECRATE
    (v) to treat with disrespect
  63. DESTITUTE
    (adj) very poor, totally lacking
  64. DIATRIBE (DIE-A-TRIBE)
    (n) a denunciation, a biting speech
  65. DIDACTIC
    (adj) instructive, intended to educate
  66. DIFFUSE
    (adj) wordy, not concentrated; (v) to spread wildly
  67. DIGRESS
    (v) to stray from the main subject
  68. DISCERNING (DIS-EARNING)
    (adj) keenly perceptive, shrewd
  69. DISCOUNT
    (v) to deduct, to disregard
  70. DIVA (DEE-VA)
    (n) an opera singer, a prima donna, a temperamental, conceited person,
  71. DOCILE (DOS-EYEL)
    (adj)  easily taught, submissive,
  72. DOGMATIC
    (adj) arrogantly assertive, positive about unproven ideas
  73. DORMANT
    (adj) as though asleep, not actively growing
  74. DUPE (DOOP)
    (v) to deceive, to trick,
  75. EBB
    (v) to decline, to recede
  76. ECCENTRIC (EK-SEN-TRIK)
    (adj) nonconventional, a little kooky
  77. ECCLECTIC (EK-KLEC-TIC)
    (adj) drawn from many sources
  78. EFFACE (EE-FACE)
    (v) to erase, to rub away the features, to obscure
  79. EGOCENTRIC (EE-GO-SEN-TRIK)
    (adj) self-involved, selfish
  80. EGREGIOUS (UH-GREE-JUS)
    (adj) extremely bad, flagrant
  81. ELUCIDATE (E-LOO-SI-DATE)
    (v) to make clear
  82. EMBELLISH
    (v) to add to, to exaggerate, garnish, ornament
  83. EMIGRATE
    (v) to move to new country, to move to a new place
  84. EMISSARY
    (n) a messenger or representative, an agent
  85. EMULATE
    (v) to imitate, to strive to equal
  86. ENGAGING
    (adj) charming, interesting
  87. ENIGMA
    (n) a puzzle, a baffling situation, something obscure
  88. ENSHROUD
    (v) to cover, to enclose with a dark cover
  89. EULOGIZE (YOU-LO-JIZE)
    (v) to speak in praise of someone, to pay written or spoken tribute
  90. EXACERBATE (EX-AS-SIR-BATE)
    (v) to make worse or more severe
  91. EXACTING
    (adj) greatly demanding, requiring close attention
  92. EXALT
    (v) to raise high, to glorify
  93. EXORBITANT
    (adj) extravagant, exceeding what is usual
  94. EXPEDITE
    (v) to make faster or easier, to carry out prompty
  95. EXPLICIT (EX-PLI-SIT)
    (adj) clearly stated, precisely shown
  96. EXPUNGE
    (v) to erase, to strike out
  97. EXTOL
    (v) to praise highly
  98. FACADE (FA-SOD)
    (n) the principal front of a building, a false appearance
  99. FACTION
    (n) a group or part of a large group, united on an issue
  100. FALLACY (FAL-A-SEE)
    (n) a false idea, a mistaken belief, an implausible argument
  101. FAWNING
    (v) to show excessive affection, to be overly flattering in return for favor
  102. FEIGN (FANE)
    (v) to pretend, give a false impression, to invent falsely
  103. FIDELITY
    (n) state of being faithful, loyal
  104. FINESSE (FIN-ESS)
    (adj) delicacy of workmanship, subtlety, skillful maneuvering
  105. lesson 8
    pg 37

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