Unit 9

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Unit 9
2010-02-25 22:12:19

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  1. Allocate
    (v.) to set apart or desginate for a special purpose; to designate; assign, allot, apportion
  2. Ardent
    (adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned; intense, zealous, fervent, avid
  3. Assiduous
    (adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent; industrious, unremitting, sedulous
  4. Brash
    (adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent; rash, impetuous, brazen, impertinent
  5. Capricious
    (adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies; impulsive, fickle, unpredictable, mercurial
  6. Chastise
    (v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely; discipline, censure
  7. Copious
    (adj.) abundant; plentiful, wordy, verbose; ample, profuse, bountiful
  8. Deviate
    (v.,n.,adj.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n.) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) Differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional; diverge, veer, swerve
  9. Emaciated
    (adj.,part.) unnaturally thin; gaunt, withered, shriveled
  10. Exult
    (v.) to rejoice greatly; revel, glory
  11. Gnarled
    (adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy; knotty, misshapen, contorted
  12. Indemnity
    (n.) a payment for damage or loss; compensation, restitution, reparation
  13. Inkling
    (n.) a hint; a vague notion; clue, intimation, suggestion
  14. Limpid
    (adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood; lucid, intelligible
  15. Omnipotent
    (adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority; all-powerful
  16. Palatable
    (adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption; edible, appetizing, attractive
  17. Poiganant
    (adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell; heartrending, bittersweet, melancholy
  18. Rancor
    (n.) bitter resentment or ill-will; animosity, enmity, bitterness
  19. Sophomoric
    (adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited; pretentious, superficial, fatuous
  20. Spontaneous
    (adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance; unpremeditated, unplanned, impromptu