Vocabulary List #14

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Vocabulary List #14
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  1. (v)to aid or act as an accomplice
    syn:help, succor assist
    • ABET
    • It is hard to abet a enemy, even though you know it might be the right thing to do.
  2. (n) the point of culmination; peak
    syn: acme, pinnacle
    ZENITH
  3. (n) a strong desire, a craving
    syn: thirst, yearning
    • YEN
    • I have a real yen for a piece of cake right now.Read more
  4. (n) an incline or upward slope, the ascending side of a hill
    syn:ascent, upgrade
    • ACCLIVITY
    • the side is still the name of the long and steep acclivity which connected the lower with the upper town of newcastle
  5. (adj) sickly pale
    syn: ashen, sickly
    • WAN
    • Influenza had left her appearing wan, which she remedied, before the party, with a skillful application of makeup.
  6. (n) assurance, freedom from doubt
    syn: ceartainty, conviction
    CERTITUDE
  7. (n) a pearson of learning; especially one with knowledge in a special field
    syn: Scholar
    SAVANT
  8. (adj) secretive, not openly shown
    syn: veiled
    COVERT
  9. (adj) deeply absorbed
    syn: Engrossed, immersed
    RAPT
  10. (v) to direct or impose with urgent appeal, to order with emphasis; to forbid
    syn: instruct, charge
    ENJOIN
  11. (adj) foreshadowing, ominous: eliciting amazement and wonder
    syn: premintory
    PORTENTOUS
  12. (adj) imposing sever, rigorous standards
    syn: restricted, tight, demanding
    Stringent
  13. (v) to scold harshly
    syn:criticize, scold
    BERATE
  14. (adj) abundantly prevalent especially to an increasing degree; filled with
    syn: numerous, prevailing
    RIFE
  15. (adj) characteristic of informal speech
    syn: Conversational, idiomatic
    COLLOQUIAL
  16. (adj) unaffected by bias or strong emotions; not personally involved in something
    syn: disinterested, imporartial
    DISPASSIONATE
  17. (n) an ancestor of the direct line, forefather; founder
    syn: inventor
    PROGENITOR
  18. (n) strength of mind that allows one to encounter adversity with courage
    syn: endurance, courage
    FORTITUDE
  19. (n) an object or place having diverse layer or aspects beneath the surface
    PALIMPSEST
  20. (V)to change into bone; to become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern
    OSSIFY
  21. (adj) sly, with hidden motives
    syn: secret, surreptitious
    FURTIVE
  22. (adv) crooked, askew, dismiss
    syn: aslant, wrong
    AWRY
  23. (adj) equal in value or effect
    syn: parallel, synonymous, equivalent
    TANTAMOUNT
  24. (v) to assume as real or conceded; propose as an explanation
    syn:suggest
    POSIT

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