Vocabulary Final

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  1. Diligence
    • n. Constant and earnest effort to accomplish a task; careful attention
    • adj. dilligent
    • adv. diligently
  2. Foresight
    • n. The ability to see what is likely to happen and to prepare for it accordingly; careful thought or concern for the future
    • verb. foresee
  3. Meticulous
    • adj. extremely careful and precise
    • excessively concerned with details
    • adv. meticulously
    • noun. meticulousness
  4. prudent
    • adj. excercising caution, good judgement, or common sense in handling practical matters; giving thought to one's actions and their consequences.
    • n. prudence
    • adv. prudently
  5. Beguile
    • transverb. to decieve;trick
    • to amuse; delight
    • to pass time pleasantly
  6. decorum
    • n. appropriatness of behavior or conduct; propriety
    • adj. decorous
  7. demeanor
    n. the way in which one behaves or conducts oneself
  8. ignoble
    • adj. not having a noble character or purpose; dishonorable
    • not of the nobility; common
    • adv. ignobly
  9. unseemly
    • adj. not in good taste; improper; unbecoming
    • adv. in an unseemly manner
    • n. unseemliness
  10. Conjecture
    • n. the act of forming an opinion from incomplete evidence; guesswork
    • a statement or opinion based on guesswork
    • trans verb. to guess
    • intrans. to make a conjecture
    • adj. conjectural
  11. subjective
    • adj. taking place within an individuals mind rather than the external environment; personal
    • adv. subjectively
    • n. subjectivity
  12. Apprehensive
    • adj. anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
    • adv. apprehensively
    • n. apprehensiveness
  13. Precarious
    • adj. dangerously lacking in security or stability; ussafe; risky
    • adv. precariously
    • n. precariousness
  14. unequivocal
    • adj. leaving no doubt or misunderstanding; perfectly clear
    • adv. unequivocally
  15. vacillate
    • trans verb. to waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and another; hesitate
    • n. vacillation
  16. fortitude
    n. strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or trouble with courage.
  17. stalwart
    • adj. physically strong; sturdy; robust
    • resolute; firm
    • n. a sturdy strong willed person
    • a loyal supporter
    • adv. stalwartly
    • n. stalwartness
  18. stamina
    n. endurance; resistance to fatigue, illness, or hardship
  19. credence
    • n. acceptance as true or vaild; belief
    • claim ot acceptance; trustworthiness
  20. credulous
    • adj. tending to believe too readily; easily decieved; gullible
    • n. credulity
    • adv. credulously
  21. Composure
    • n. control over one's emotions; steadiness of manner; tranquility
    • v. compose
    • adj. composed
  22. impertubable
    • adj. not easily disturbed or excited; unshakably calm and collected
    • n. imperturbability
    • adv. impertutbably
  23. impetuous
    • adj. tending toward suddenness and boldness
    • of action; impulsive; hasty
    • adv. impetuously
    • n. impetuousness
  24. indolent
    • adj. reluctant to exert oneself; habitually lazy
    • suggesting a calm idleness and ease
    • n. indolence
    • adv. indolently
  25. brazen
    • adj. rudely bold; insolent
    • trans verb. to face or undergo with bold or brash self assurance
    • adv. brazenly
    • n. brazenness
  26. complaisant
    • adj. showing a desire or willingness to please; cheerfully obliging; amiable
    • n. complaisance
    • adv. complaisantly
  27. conspicuous
    • adj. easy to notice; obvious
    • attracting attention by being unusual or remarkable
    • adv. conspicuously
    • n. conspicuousness
  28. unabashed
    • adj. not embarrased or ashamed
    • adv. unabashedly
  29. avert
    • trans verb. to turn away or aside
    • to prevent from happening; avert disaster
  30. diversion
    • n. something that relaxes or entertains; recreation
    • the act of turning aside from a course or direction
    • the act of drawing attention from one thing to another
    • v. divert
  31. inadvertent
    • adj. accidental; unintentional
    • not duly attentive
    • adv. inadvertently
  32. incontrovertible
    • adj. indisputable; unquestionable
    • adv. incontrovertibly
  33. revert
    • intrans verb. to return to a former condition, practice or belief.
    • n. reversion
  34. versatile
    • adj. capable of doing many things competently
    • having varied uses or functions
    • n. versatility
  35. flagrant
    • adj. extremely or deliberatly noticeable; glaring
    • n. flagrancy
    • adv. flagrantly
  36. furtive
    • adj. done quickly and with stealth; sly
    • adv. furtively
    • n. furtiveness
  37. latent
    • adj. present or capable of coming into existence but not evident, active, or visible
    • n. latency
    • adv. latently
  38. surreptitious
    • adj. done or acting in secret; sneaky
    • adv. add -ly
    • n.-ness
  39. unobtrusive
    • adj. not readily noticeable; inconspicuous
    • not aggressive; discreet
    • adv.-ly
    • n.-ness
  40. elucidate
    • trans verb. to make clear or plain
    • intrans. to give an explanation that make something clear
    • n. elucidation
  41. explicit
    • adj. expressed clearly and precisely, without any possibility of misunderstanding
    • forthright and unambiguous in expression
    • adv. -ly
    • n. -ness
  42. cursory
    adj. hasty; not thorough
  43. incur
    trans verb. to bring something upon oneself; become subject to
  44. precursor
    n. someone or something that precedes something else; a forerunner
  45. recourse
    • n. a turning to someone or something for aid or support
    • a source of help or strength
  46. acrimonious
    • adj. bitter and ill natured in language or tone
    • adv. -ly
    • n. acrimony
  47. chastise
    • trans verb. to punish for misbehaving or wrong doing
    • to criticise severly
    • n.-ment
  48. derogatory
    adj. detracting from the character or standing of someone or something; expressive of a low opinion; disdainful
  49. disparage
    • trans verb. to speak of as unimportant or inferior; belittle
    • to lower in rank or reputation
    • n. -ment
    • adv. disparagingly
  50. impugn
    • trans verb. to critisize or refute by argumentation
    • to oppose as false or worthless; cast doubt on
  51. conducive
    • adj. tending to cause, promote or help bring about
    • helpful; favorable
    • n. -ness
  52. extricate
    • trans verb. to free or release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage
    • n. -tion
  53. importune
    • trans verb. to press with repeated and insistent requests; beg urgently
    • adj. importunate
  54. concede
    • trans verb. to acknowledge as true or real, often unwillingly
    • to give, yield, grant
    • intrans. to make a concession; yield
    • n. concession
  55. trangress
    • trans verb. to go beyond or over (a limit or boundary)
    • to act in violation of, as a law
    • n.-ion
    • n. trangressor
  56. analogous
    • adj. similar in certain qualities, circumstances, or uses
    • in biology, similar in funtion but not in origin or structure
    • n. analogy
  57. antithesis
    • n. direct contrast; opposition
    • in speech and writing, the placement of sharply contrasting ideas in balanced or parallel words, phrases, or grammatical structures
    • adj. antithetical
  58. deviate
    • intrans verb. to differ or move away from a specified course or prescribed mode of behavior; diverge
    • n. -ion
  59. apathy
    • n. lack of feeling or emotion; impassiveness
    • lack of interest in things generally found exciting, interesting or moving; indifference
    • adj. apathetic
  60. empathy
    • n. understanding, concerned identification with another's situation or feelings
    • the attribution of one's own feelings to an object
    • adj. empathetic
    • v. emphasize
  61. culpable
    • adj. responsible for wrong or error; blameworthy; deserving censure
    • n. culpability
  62. exonerate
    • trans verb. to free from a charge; declare blameless
    • n. -ion
  63. illicit
    • adj. not permitted by custom or law; illegal
    • adv. -ly
    • n. -ness
  64. unscrupulous
    • adj. without scruples or principles; not honorable
    • adv. -ly
    • n. -ness
  65. banter
    • n. good humored, playful conversation
    • intrans verb. to converse in a teasing or playful manner
  66. facetious
    • adj. playfully humorous
    • jesting, often in an inappropriate or offensive way
    • adv. -ly
    • n. -ness
  67. ludicrous
    • adj. laughable because of an obvious absurdity or ridiculousness
    • adv. -ly
    • n. -ness
  68. witticism
    • n. a witty or clever remark or saying
    • adj. witty
  69. adverse
    • adj. unfavorable to one's interest or welfare: adverse circumstances
    • contrary or opposing in intention or effectr; hostile: adverse criticism
    • adv. -ly
    • n. adversity
  70. averse
    • adj. having a strong feeling of dislike or reluctance
    • adv. -lu
    • n. -ion
  71. ingenious
    • adj. having or showing creative or inventive skill
    • original or imaginative in design or execution
    • adv. -ly
    • n. -ness
  72. ingenuous`
    • adj. showing or having simplicity, openness and honesty, in a child-like way
    • adv. -ly
    • n. -ness
  73. indigent
    • adj. lacking money or resources to provide adequately the necessitiess of life; needy; impoverished
    • n. indigence
    • adv. -ly
  74. munificent
    • adj. very generous in giving
    • marked by or showing great generosity
    • n. munificence
    • adv. -ly
  75. Pecuniary
    adj. consisting of or having to do with money: pecuniary motives
  76. remunerate
    • trans verb. to pay compensation for goods, services, or losses (efforts or their time)
    • n. -ion
    • adj. remunerative
  77. cliche
    • n. a trite or overused expression or idea
    • something overly familiar and commonplace
    • adj. cliched
  78. nonchalant
    • adj. cool, carefree, and casually unconcerned, or seeming so
    • without enthusiasm; indifferent
    • n. nonchalance
    • adv. -ly
  79. forte
    n. something in which a person excels, a stong point
  80. naive
    • adj. marked by unaffected simplicity; unsophisticated; artless
    • showing a lack of experience or judgement
    • adv. -ly
    • n. naivete
  81. languid
    • adj. lazily slow or relaxed
    • lacking spirit
    • or energy; weak
    • causing a feeling of laziness
    • adv. -ly
    • v. languish
    • n. languor
  82. lethargy
    • n. drowsy or sluggish indifference, apathy
    • an unconsious state resembling deep sleep
    • adj. -ic
    • adv. -ically
  83. exorbitance
    • n. the condition of exceeding reasonable or proper limits; excessiveness; extravagance
    • adj. exorbitant
    • adv. -ly
  84. intemperate
    • adj. not temperate or moderate
    • n.-ance
    • adv.-ly
  85. profligate
    • adj. recklessly wasteful or extravagant
    • completely given over to self- indulgence
  86. superfluous
    • adj. beyond what is required or sufficient; extra
    • adv. -ly
    • n. -ness
  87. ardent
    • adj. marked by or showing warmth of emotion or desire; passionate
    • marked by enthusiasm or eagerness
    • adv. -ly
    • n. ardor
  88. enamored
    adj. inspired with love; charmed; captivated
  89. penchant
    n. a definite and habitual liking; inclination
  90. repugnance
    • n. a feeling of strong dislike or distaste
    • adj. repugnant
    • adv. -ly
  91. ephemeral
    • adj. lasting for a very brief time; fleeting; transitory
    • lasting for only one day
    • adv. -ly
  92. interminable
    • adj. lasting or seeming to last forever; tiresomely drawn out
    • adv. -ly
  93. provisional
    • adj. provided for the time being; temporary
    • n. provision
    • adv. -ly
  94. antecedent
    • n. someone or something that precedes or goes before
    • ancestors; forebears
    • an event that occurs before another, especially one that influences or causes another
    • the word, phrase or clause to which the pronoun refers to
    • adj, coming or being before in time, place or order; preceeding
  95. imminent
    • adj. about to occur; immediate
    • n.-nence
    • adv.-ly
  96. capitulate
    • intrans verb. to surrender under specific conditions; give up all resistance
    • n. capitulation
  97. supercilious
    • adj. proudly scornful; disdainful; contemptuous
    • adv, -ly
    • n. -ness
  98. grovel
    • intrans verb. to behave in a demeaning or self-abasing manner; kowtow; truckle
    • to lie or crawl on the ground face down as a gesture of submissiveness or abasement
    • n. groveler
  99. diaphanous
    • adj. so fine or thin in texture as to be transparent or nearly transparent
    • having great fineness and delicacy of form
    • vague or insubstantial
  100. palpable
    • adj. capable of being felt or touched
    • easily percieved by any of the senses or by the mind; obvious; noticeable
    • n. -ity
    • adj.-ly
  101. permeate
    • trans verb. to spread or flow throughout; pervade
    • to pass through the openings or spaces in: a liquid
    • n.-lity
    • adv. - able
  102. viscous
    • adj. resembling glue in consistency and stickyness
    • having a relatively high resistance to flow
    • n. -ity

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