Vocab Unit 1

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Vocab Unit 1
2010-10-31 14:59:56
vocabulary workshop level unit

vocabulary workshop level G unit 1
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  1. arrogate
    (v.) to claim or seize without right or justification
  2. tenable
    (adj.) based on sound reasoning or evidence
  3. reconnaissance
    (n.) An inspection or exploration of an area
  4. acquisitive
    (adj.) Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess
  5. banal
    (adj.) commonplace
  6. substantiate
    (v.) To support with proof or evidence; verify
  7. encomium
    (n.) A formal or discriminating expression of praise
  8. congeal
    (v.) to coagulate
  9. insatiable
    (adj.) That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably
  10. intransigent
    (adj.) Refusing to change position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising
  11. largesse
    (n.) Generosity of spirit or attitude
  12. germane
    (adj.) Appropriate or fitting; relevant
  13. temporize
    (v.) To act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision
  14. taciturn
    (adj.) Not inclined to talk
  15. belabor
    (v.) To discuss repeatedly or at length
  16. emulate
    (v.) To imitate with intent to equal or surpass
  17. carping
    (n.) A petty and unjustified criticism; (adj.) Naggingly critical or complaining
  18. coherent
    (adj.) Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
  19. eschew
  20. invidious