JRS 300 Midterm Study

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Section 1

Question Answer
gougeto tear out; scoop out; overcharge
disinterestedunprejudiced; objective
prodigalwasteful; extravagant; lavish
propitiateto win over; appease
euphemismuse of agreeable or inoffensive language in place of unpleasant or offensive language

Section 2

Question Answer
equivocateto intentionally use vague language
desiccateto dry up completely
inundateto cover with water; overwhelm
denigrateto slur someone's reputation
innovateto introduce something new; make changes in anything established

Section 3

Question Answer
laudto praise
analyzeto separate into constituent parts or elements
disabuseto free from misconception
proliferateto increase rapidly
relegateto consign to an inferior position

Section 4

Question Answer
disparageto belittle
precipitateto cause to happen; throw down from height
ameliorateto improve
burgeonto flourish
gainsayto deny; dispute; oppose

Section 5

Question Answer
implicateto show to be also involved, usu. in an incriminating manner
assuageto make less severe
delineateto represent or depict
occludeto shut; block

Section 6

Question Answer
chicanerytrickery; fraud
convolutedtwisted; complicated
engenderto cause; produce
averto affirm; declare to be true
economythrifty management; frugality in the expenditure or consumption of money, materials, etc.

Section 7

Question Answer
quibbleto argue over insignificant and irrelevant details
mitigateto cause to become less harsh, severe, or painful; alleviate
appeaseto calm; pacify; placate
abateto decrease; reduce
dupeto deceive; trick

Section 8

Question Answer
disposeto give a tendency or inclination to; incline
appriseto inform
clarifyto make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible
repudiateto reject as having no authority
mollifyto soothe

Section 9

Question Answer
supersedeto replace, esp. to displace as inferior or antiquated
consultto seek advice or information from; ask guidance from
facilitateto make less difficult
dominateto rule over; govern; control
instituteto set up; establish; organize

Section 10

Question Answer
invectiveverbal abuse
ostentatioustrying to attract attention; showy; pretentious
cooperateto work or act together or jointly for a common purpose or benefit
inertunable to move; sluggish

Section 11

Question Answer
codifyto systematize
fervorwarmth and intensity of emotion
pristineuntouched; uncorrupted
divestto strip; deprive; rid
diffuseto spread out

Section 12

Question Answer
divergevary; go in different directions from the same point
bolsterto give a boost to; prop up; support
computeto determine by calculation; reckon; calculate
devoteto give up or concentrate on a particular pursuit, occupation, purpose, cause, etc.
defaultto fail to act

Section 13

Question Answer
obviateto make unnecessary; to anticipate and prevent
goadto prod; urge on
mediateto settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties
advocateto speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument
buttressto reinforce; support

Section 14

Question Answer
satiateto satisfy
dissembleto pretend; disguise one's motives
coincideto occupy the same place in space or the same relative position
imposeto lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, paid, etc.
negateto deny the existence, evidence, or truth of

Section 15

Question Answer
differentiateto form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish
extractto get, pull, or draw out, usu. with special effort, skill, or force
assureto declare earnestly to; inform or tell positively; state of confidence
plummetto fall; plunge
contributeto give to a common supply, fund, etc., as for charitable purposes

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