Vocab Unit 11

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Vocab Unit 11
2011-03-13 22:49:19
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Vocabulary Workshop Level G
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  1. abrogate
    v. to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
  2. ambient
    adj. completely surrounding, encompassing
  3. asperity
    n. roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness
  4. burnish
    • v. to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, poslish
    • n. gloss, brightness, luster
  5. cabal
    n.a small group working in secret
  6. delectable
    • adj. delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory
    • n. an appealing or appetizing food
  7. deprecate
    v. to express mild disapproval; to belittle
  8. detritus
    n. loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration
  9. ebullient
    adj. overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling; bubbling
  10. eclectic
    • adj. drawn from different sources;
    • n. one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
  11. flaccid
    adj. limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness
  12. impecunious
    adj. having little or no money
  13. inexorable
    adj. inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding
  14. moribund
    adj. dying, on the way out
  15. necromancer
    n. one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard
  16. onerous
    adj. burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty
  17. rife
    adj. common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete
  18. rudiments
    n. the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything
  19. sequester
    v. to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody
  20. winnow
    v. to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to shift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan