Vocab book 4 units 1-5

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Vocab book 4 units 1-5
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  1. conducive (1)
    supportive; encouragin; helping to bring about
  2. deduce (1)
    to draw a conclusion from; to infer
  3. evince (1)
    to establish; to reflect the truth of
  4. impetuous (1)
    acting passionately and without forethought
  5. impetus (1)
    that which drives one; momentum
  6. induce (1)
    to lead towards some action
  7. intractable (1)
    stubborn; obstinate
  8. invincible (1)
    unable to be conquered
  9. petulant (1)
    irritable or short-tempered
  10. protracted (1)
    extended in time; prolonged
  11. provincial (1)
    narrow-minded
  12. retract (1)
    withdraw
  13. anatomy (2)
    the structure or parts, taken as a whole
  14. compunction (2)
    feeling of regret or remorse
  15. concise (2)
    brief and straightforward
  16. dichotomy (2)
    two opposite parts of one whole
  17. epitome (2)
    most typical example
  18. excise (2)
    remove
  19. fractious (2)
    tending to argue
  20. incisive (2)
    direct and powerful
  21. infraction (2)
    minor violation of a rule or law
  22. infringe (2)
    to intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass
  23. puntilious (2)
    extremely careful
  24. pungent (2)
    stinging or biting, especially in taste or smell
  25. tome (2)
    a large and serious book
  26. abject (3)
    lowly, miserable and wretched
  27. compel (3)
    to force or strongly persuade; coerce
  28. conjecture (3)
    a guess, often one based on inadequate or faulty evidence
  29. dejected (3)
    depressed
  30. dismissive (3)
    disrespectful; scornful
  31. emissary (3)
    an agent sent on a mission
  32. emote (3)
    to dramatically express emotions
  33. expel (3)
    to send out or away
  34. impulse (3)
    a sudden, unvoluntary urge to do something
  35. motif (3)
    a recurring theme, subject or idea
  36. motive (3)
    cause for action
  37. remiss (3)
    failing to fulfill one's duty; negligent
  38. comportment (4)
    manner in which one acts or behaves
  39. confer (4)
    • 1) to discuss something with someone else; consult
    • 2) to bestow
  40. defer (4)
    • 1) to put aside until later
    • 2) to yield respectfully
  41. deference (4)
    act or practice of yielding to another's authority
  42. deviate (4)
    to depart, especially from a path or plan
  43. impervious (4)
    unable to be affected
  44. inference (4)
    a conclusion not directly provided by evidence, but able to be drawn from the facts at hand
  45. obviate (4)
    to make unnecessary; to avoid
  46. proffer (4)
    to present or offer
  47. proliferate (4)
    to increase greatly in number; multiply
  48. purported (4)
    claimed as true, but probably false
  49. viaduct (4)
    a bridge over a valley
  50. apparition (5)
    a ghost
  51. aspect/ facet (5)
    a part that can be considered or viewed
  52. diaphanous (5)
    sheer/ lightweight and transparent
  53. envisage (5)
    to imagine; to concieve of
  54. epiphany (5)
    a moment of great insight; revelation
  55. introspective (5)
    contemplating one's own thoughts and feelings
  56. perspicacious (5)
    wise; insightful; acutely intelligent
  57. phenomenon (5)
    an observable event
  58. retrospective (5)
    looking backward over a period of time
  59. sycophant (5)
    a person who flatters; a yes-man
  60. visage (5)
    face; facial expression
  61. in (prefix)
    not, towards, in, into, within
  62. com/con (prefix)
    with, along with, together
  63. de (prefix)
    down, away from, down, off
  64. re (prefix)
    back
  65. pro (prefix)
    forward
  66. ex (prefix)
    out of, out
  67. ab (prefix)
    away
  68. dis (prefix)
    apart, away
  69. ob (prefix)
    in the way of
  70. per (prefix)
    through
  71. retro (prefix)
    backward
  72. intro (prefix)
    within

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