#4 Vocab Midterm

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#4 Vocab Midterm
2010-01-18 19:57:29

1-6 Vocab
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  1. coerce
    (v.) to compel, force; pressure, bully, intimidate, constrain
  2. cogent
    (adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to point: persuasive, compelling: weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevant
  3. comprise
    (v.) to include or contain; to be made up of: compose, constitute, encompass: exclude
  4. converge
    (v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together: meet, unite, intersect, merge: diverge, separate
  5. craven
    (adj.) cowardly; (adj.) fearful, fainthearted, pusillanimous
  6. culinary
    (adj.) of or related to cooking or kitchen;
  7. cursory
    (adj.) hasty, not thorough; quick, superficial, perfunctory
  8. dearth
    (n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine: insufficiency, want, paucity: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance
  9. deft
    (adj.) skillful, nimble: dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept
  10. delete
    (v.) to erase, wipe out, cut out; remove, cancel, expunge
  11. demise
    (n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position; decease, passing away; downfall
  12. deploy
    (v.) to position or arrange ; to utilize; to form up; station, organize
  13. destitute
    (adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in: wanting, devoid, impoverished, penniless, rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete
  14. diffident
    (adj.) shy lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty
  15. discrepancy
    (n.) a difference; lack of agreement: disagreement, divergence, inconsistency: agreement, convergence, consistency
  16. disperse
    (v.) to scatter, spread far and wide: break up, dispel: collect, congregate, assemble, muster
  17. dour
    (adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored; harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
  18. duplicity
    (n.) treachery, deceitfulness; fraud, double-dealing, chicanery
  19. embark
    (v.) to go aboard; to make a start; to invest: commence, launch, begin, board
  20. esteem
    (v.) to regard highly: respect, admire, honor, revere: disdain, scorn, contempt
  21. exhilarate
    (v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to; stimulate, excite, gladden
  22. explicit
    (adj.) definite, clearly stated: distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear: vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit
  23. expunge
    (v.) to erase, obliterate: delete, efface, annihilate: insert, mark, imprint, impress
  24. extirpate
    (v.) to tear up by roots; to destroy totally: uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise: implant, sow, foster, nourish
  25. extol
    (v.) to praise extravagantly; glorify, applaud, acclaim, hail
  26. facile
    (adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent: easily shown but not sincerely felt: effortless, assured, poised, specious: labored, awkward, halting
  27. fallow
    (adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; (adj.) unproductive, inert, dormant
  28. feasible
    (adj.) possible, able to be done; workable, practicable, viable
  29. finite
    (adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time: bounded, measurable: unlimited, immeasurable, everlasting, eternal
  30. fortitude
    (n.) courage in facing difficulties; resolve, steadfastness, mettle
  31. gape
    (v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide; gawk, orgle