new vocab 11
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new vocab 11
To impose means to force or inflict something on someone else. If you want to impose your musical taste on your parents, play your tunes all day at top volume.
force, inflict, press, urge
the action of endowing something or someone.
bequest, legacy, inheritance
kindly endorsement and guidance
If you’re rowdy, you’re loud and raucous. You’re disturbing the peace and somebody’s likely to ask you to quiet down.
laugh at with contempt and derision
flout, gibe, scoff
voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
A facsimile is a copy or reproduction of something. Many parents hope their children will be facsimiles of themselves; many children have other plans in mind.
the term during which some position is held
incumbency, term of office
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
sluggard, snail, idler, loafer
feel a keen desire for (something lacking or absent).
impressive in appearance
turn away or aside
she averted her eyes during the more violent scenes
having or giving off a smell, especially an unpleasant or distinctive one.
give up (power or territory).
they have had to cede control of the schools to the government
surrender, concede, relinquish, yield
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
exuberantly or triumphantly joyful.
severely critical of others.
very cold in temperature
raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys.
upraise, uplift, elevate, erect
attack or criticize the reputation or integrity of.
he aspersed the place and its inhabitants
an unrestrained expression of emotion
in an ebullition of fervor
someone employed to conduct others, guide
ushers showed them to their seats
knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote
mythology, myths, legends, folklore
compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
rival mobs vying for control of the liquor business
Watch out! The robber has a bodkin! A bodkin is a short knife with a thin blade
A testament is a statement of belief. The most famous testaments are the two parts of the Christian Bible: the Old and New Testaments.
Preempt means to displace or take something before others can
many tables were already preempted by family parties
The zebra was beset by leopards
disrespect to the sacred
a counter accusation, counterattack
(especially of a man) having a stout body; somewhat fat.
stout, plump, fat, overweight, heavy
generally considered or reputed to be, supposed
the putative father of a boy of two
When you macerate something, you soften it by soaking it in a liquid, often while you're cooking or preparing food.
(of a person) having ambitions to achieve something, typically to follow a particular career.
set free, emancipate
an inimitable style
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
abstaining from sexual intercourse
work hard, labor
a small cave
Scottish word for a lake
a temporary structure on the outside of a building, made usually of wooden planks and metal poles, used by workers while building, repairing, or cleaning the building.
(of an argument or statement) not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince.
this is a blatantly implausible claim
the highest point of a hill or mountain.