English Vocab

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English Vocab
2010-11-14 21:25:30

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  1. pastoral
    adj. of or relating to the countryside, rural
  2. proprietary
    adj. of, relating to, or characteristic of an owner
  3. shiftlessness
    n. lack of ambition or resourcefulness
  4. strident
    adj. characterized by harsh, insistent and discordant sound
  5. deft
    adj. characterized by facility and skill
  6. permeate
    v. to spread or diffuse through
  7. innuendo
    n. an oblique allusion, suggestion, or hint
  8. prodigality
    n. profuse or wasteful expenditure
  9. vehement
    adj. marked by forceful energy
  10. credulity
    n. readiness or willingness to believe especially on slight evidence
  11. vacuous
    adj. emptied of or lacking content; lacking ideas or intelligence
  12. provocation
    n. the act or process of calling forth (an emotion or action)
  13. corpulent
    adj. having a large bulky body, obese
  14. convivial
    adj. relating to or occupied with feasting, drinking, and good company
  15. asunder
    adv. apart from each other in position
  16. riotous
    adj. turbulent, disorderly
  17. epigram
    n. a sage or witty and often paradoxical saying
  18. effeminate
    adj. having feminie qualities untiypical of a man, not manly in appearance
  19. fractiousness
    n. irritability, abrasiveness
  20. reciprocal
    adj. shared, felt, shown by both sides
  21. imperative
    adj. not to be avoided or evaded
  22. languid
    adj. sluggish, lacking forced or quickness in movement
  23. extemporize
    v. to improvise; to speak withouth planning
  24. sedative
    adj. tending to calm, moderate, or tranquiilize
  25. punctilious
    adj. marked by precise, exact accordance with the details of codes or conventions, especially manners or etiquette
  26. intimation
    n. indirect communication, suggestion, hint
  27. saunter
    v. to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner
  28. contiguous
    adj. touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence
  29. sumptuous
    adj. extremly costly, rick, luxurious, or magnificant
  30. facet
    n. any of the definable aspects that make up a subject
  31. demure
    adj. affectedly modest, reserved, or serious
  32. countenance
    n. the face as an indication of mood, emotion, or character
  33. tacit
    adj. implied or indicated but not actually expressed, unspoken
  34. atonement
    n. reparation for an offense/injury
  35. encumbrance
    n. an impediment or burden
  36. efface
    v. to make (oneself) modestly or shyly inconspicuous
  37. iota
    n. a small or insignificant amount
  38. impervious
    adj. impenetrable; not capable of being affected or disturbed
  39. camaraderie
    n. a spirit of friendly good-fellowship
  40. congenial
    adj. appropriate and agreeable; existing or associated
  41. sensuous
    adj. of or relating to the senses or sensible objects
  42. remonstrate
    v. to present and urge reasons in opposition
  43. languorous
    adj. listless, indolent, lacking energy or vigor
  44. sonorous
    adj. characterized by full or loud sound often with clear or rich tone , marked volume, easy audibility
  45. tumult
    n. a turbulent uprising; violent agitation of mind or feelings
  46. abyss
    n. an immeasurably deep gulf or great space
  47. diminutive
    adj. exceptionally or notably small
  48. discernment
    n. the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure
  49. effusive
    adj. marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm
  50. acme
    n. the highest point or stage
  51. candor
    n. unreserved, honest, or sincere expression; frankness
  52. propensity
    n. an often intense natural inclination or preference
  53. solicitous
    adj. full of concern or care
  54. accede
    v. to express approval or give consent
  55. desultory
    adj. marked by lack of definite plan or purpose
  56. converge
    v. to move toward one point; come together; meet
  57. pall
    v. to lose strength or effectiveness; to lose interest or attraction
  58. impetus
    n. a driving force, impulse, incentive
  59. bandy
    v. to toss from side to side carelessly; exchanged (especially to exchange words) argumentatively
  60. phalanx
    n. an organized body of people; a military formation
  61. exhortation
    n. an act of incitation by argument or advice
  62. perfunctory
    adj. done in a manner lacking in interest or enthusiasm
  63. concision
    n. the quality of being free from elaboration and detail
  64. capacious
    adj. capable of containing a great deal
  65. philanthropy
    n. goodwill to fellowmen (especially active effort to promote human welfare)
  66. egalitarianism
    n. a belief in human equality with respect to social, political, and economic affairs
  67. edifice
    n. a building, normally a large or massive structure
  68. requisite
    adj. essential; necessary
  69. lugubrious
    adj. exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful
  70. litany
    n. a resonant or repetitive chant; a sizable series or set
  71. hegemony
    n. preponderant influence or authority over others; domination
  72. eidetic
    adj. marked by extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall (especially visual image)
  73. arcana (arcanum)
    n. mysterious or specialized knowledge, language or info accessible by the initiate
  74. unctuous
    adj. fatty; oily; smooth and greasy in texture of appearence
  75. novitiate
    n. the period or state of being a novice
  76. apse
    n. a projecting part of a building that is usually semicircular in plan and vaulted
  77. florid
    adj. very flowery in style; ornate; tinged with red
  78. putative
    adj. commonly accepted or supposed; assumed to exist or to have existed
  79. agnostic
    n. a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; one who is not committed to believing in the existence/non existence of God
  80. apostasy
    n. renunciation of a religious faith or abandonment of previous loyalty
  81. sempiternal
    adj. of never-ending; eternal
  82. interstitial
    adj. located in the spaces between things
  83. etiolate
    v. to bleach or make pale; deprive of natural vigor
  84. bellicose
    adj. favoring or incline to start quarrels or wars
  85. moribund
    adj. being in the state of dying; approaching death; inactive