Vocab Unit 9

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Vocab Unit 9
2011-03-08 14:30:24
english vocab unit

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  1. Auxiliary
    • Adj: giving assistance or support
    • Noun: a helper, aid
  2. Candid
    Adj: frank, sincere; impartial; unposed
  3. Cubicle
    Noun: small room or compartment
  4. Drudgery
    Noun: work that is hard and tiresome
  5. Envoy
    Noun: representative or messenger (as of a government)
  6. Escalate
    Verb: to elevate; to increase intensity
  7. Expedient
    • Noun: a means to an end
    • Adj: advantageous, useful
  8. Feign
    Verb: to pretend
  9. Flair
    Noun: a natural quality, talent, pr skill; a distinctive style
  10. Grievous
    Adj: causing sorrow or pain; serious
  11. Heterogeneous
    Adj: composed of different kinds, diverse
  12. Horde
    Noun: a vast number (as in people); a throng
  13. Impel
    Verb: to force, drive forward
  14. Incredulous
    Adj: disbelieving, skeptical
  15. Inscribe
    Verb: to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list
  16. Monologue
    Noun: a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
  17. Prognosis
    Noun: a forecast of the probable course of a disease or situation
  18. Rasping
    • Adj: with a harsh, grating sound
    • Noun: a harsh sound
  19. Repugnant
    Adj: offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
  20. Scuttle
    • Verb: to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastely, scurry
    • Noun: a pail