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Final Exam Vocabulary 2013

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This set can be found on QUIZLET: http://quizlet.com/_ed0dx

 

adversary: an enemy, opponent
analogy: a comparison of something unfamiliar with something that is better known
Appertain: be a part or attribute of
apprehensive - anxious; fearful
Arbitrate: act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
augment: enlarge or increase
Beguile: to deceive, to mislead, to persuade with charm
Beseech: ask for or request earnestly
brusquely - shortly, abruptly, ungraciously harsh
chaste: morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
connotation: a word's emotional feelings associated with it
contorted - twisted into a strange shape or expression
Cull: remove something that has been rejected
denotation: the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
derogatory- expressive of a low opinion; degrading; disparaging
diction: word choice. diction is the way that a writer makes their meaning clear. every word counts.
Equivocate: to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead
Fickle: marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments
Garish: tastelessly showy
generalization: a broad conclusion emphasizing common rather than specific details
Impeach: bring an accusation against
imperiously - commandingly; arrogantly; dominantly
Inundate: fill or cover completely, usually with water
invocation: the act of appealing for help
jargon: the specialized or technical vocabulary of a particular group
juncture - a point of union or connection
languish: lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
mollified - soothed; appeased; assuaged
morose: having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable
objective: undistorted by emotion or personal bias
ominous: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
perjury: criminal offense of making false statements under oath
pernicious: extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
Pestilence: any epidemic disease with a high death rate
plaintive: expressing sorrow; mournful
Presage: a sign of something about to happen
procure: get by special effort
profound - all encompassing; complete
pugnacious - having a belligerent, aggressive nature; combative; truculent
purge: an act of removing by cleansing
recumbent - leaning, resting
skeptically - uncertainly; doubtfully
Solace: comfort in disappointment or misery
Strife: (n.) bitter disagreement; fighting, struggle
subdue: to put down by force or authority
subjective: influenced by personal opinion, biased
subside: wear off or die down
sullen: showing a brooding ill humor
transgression: the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit
variable: a quantity that can assume any of a set of values

 

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