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Vocabulary 8-15

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Lesson 8

 

Question Answer
gauntvery thin and bony, especially from sickness
undueinappropriately excessive
guerillaa member of an independent band of soldiers that engages in raids and surprise attacks
miremuddy, swampy ground
sectora part of division
begetto produce; to make happen
educeto draw or bring out
gleanto collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor
chafeto wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction
effronteryshameless boldness
imbibeto drink; to absorb into the body
feignto pretend
desistto stop; to discontinue
alludeto hint at; to refer indirectly
elitethe choice members or best of a group
memorize

Lesson 9

Question Answer
bilkto cheat or swindle; to thwart
homilya sermon
demisedeath; a ceasing to exist
emitto send out; to give forth, as in sound or light
decadencemoral deterioration
aghastfeeling great dismay or horror
granary a store house for grain
cholericeasily angered
impedeto hinder; to obstruct
qualma feeling of uneasiness
lampoona written satire used to ridicule or attack someone
narcissisticconceited; having excessive self-love
eradicateto wipe out; to destroy
fabricateto concoct; to make up a story in order to deceive
ghastlyhorrible; frightful
memorize

Lesson 10

Question Answer
falliblecapable of error
blatantobvious; too conspicuous
dawdleto waste time
affiliatean associate; a partner
fawnto act slavishly submissive
calumnya false and malicious accusation
berateto scold or rebuke severely and at length
miniona submissive, servile follower
desolatelonely; forlorn; uninhabited; barren
banethe cause of ruin, harm, distress, or death
pacifyto calm down
garbleto mix up or distort
prevaricateto lie
filchto steal
neophytea beginner
memorize

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Question Answer
banethe cause of ruin, harm, distress, or death
blatantobvious; too conspicuous
berateto scold or rebuke severely and at length
calumnya false and malicious accusation
memorize

Lesson 11

Question Answer
flagrantglaringly bad; outrageous
patricianan aristocrat
emissaryone sent on a special mission to represent others
kindredhaving a similar origin, nature, or character
fracasa loud quarrel or fight
lacerateto tear (flesh) jaggedly
futileuseless pointless
immaculatespotless; perfect
gaitthe manner of walking
carpto complain or find fault in a petty or nagging way
queryto ask; to inquire
queuea line of people or vehicles
nefariousvery wicked; notorious
genesisthe beginning; origin
facadea deceptive outward appearance; a misrepresentation
memorize

Lesson 12

Question Answer
delugea flood; an overwhelming rush
catholicuniversal; wide-ranging
eerieweird; mysterious; strange and frightening
martialwarlike; relating to the military
anthropomorphicattributing human
beneficiaryone who receives benefits
careento swerve or lurch from side to side while in motion
aplombself-confidence
guileslyness and cunning in dealing with others
modicuma small amount
festerto grow worse over time; to rot
languishto become weak or feeble; to lose strength
pallsomething that covers or conceals
havocgreat destruction; chaos
rancidhaving a bad taste or smell; spoiled
memorize

Lesson 13

Question Answer
holocausta great or complete destruction of life
embroilto draw into a conflict or fight
anachronismsomething or someone existing outside of its proper time
denigrateto attack the reputation of; to speak ill of
humanekind; compassionate
effusiveemotionally excessive; overly demonstrative
defunctno longer in existance
lackeya slavish follower
envisageto form a mental picture
lamentto mourn
gapeto stare with an open mouth
impertinentrude and disrespectful
nemesissomeone or something a person cannot conquer or achieve; a hated enemy
lethaldeadly; fatal
loftysuperior in style or tone; distinguished
memorize

Lesson 14

Question Answer
catalysta person, thing, or agent that causes or speeds up a reaction or change without itself being changed
jargonvocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people
judiciousshowing sound judgement
foiblea minor weakness in character
benedictionthe act of blessing
frivoloustrivial; silly
alacrityliveliness; willingness; eagerness
deifyto make a god of; to look upon or worship as a god
carnagebloody and extensive slaughter
impelto push into motion to
epitaphan inscription on a tombstone; a brief comment about a deceased person
harpto persist in talking continuously (on or about something)
lateralof or relating to the side
pallidpale; faint in color
impetuousacting suddenly without thought
memorize

Lesson Fifteen

Question Answer
adjunctconnected or attached to in a dependent, sub ordinance, or auxiliary manner, but not an inherent part of
macabrehorribel; grim
farcicalabsurd; ridiculously clumsy
debonaircarefree and self-confident in manner; elegant and gracious
penchanta strong liking
depleteto use up gradually
chicanerythe use of tricks or clever talk to deceive or evade
feistyagressive; lively; energetic
mitigateto make less severe; to become milder
gullto cheat; to fool or hoax
nadirthe lowest point
equivocalambiguous; intentionally vague
genealogyfamily history
imperviousincapable of being affected
filialof, relating to, or befitting son or daughter
memorize

REVIEW

Question Answer
gauntvery thin and bony, especially from sickness
undueinappropriately excessive
guerillaa member of an independent band of soldiers that engages in raids and surprise attacks
miremuddy, swampy ground
sectora part of division
begetto produce; to make happen
educeto draw or bring out
gleanto collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor
chafeto wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction
effronteryshameless boldness
imbibeto drink; to absorb into the body
feignto pretend
desistto stop; to discontinue
alludeto hint at; to refer indirectly
elitethe choice members or best of a group
bilkto cheat or swindle; to thwart
homilya sermon
demisedeath; a ceasing to exist
emitto send out; to give forth, as in sound or light
decadencemoral deterioration
aghastfeeling great dismay or horror
granary a store house for grain
cholericeasily angered
impedeto hinder; to obstruct
qualma feeling of uneasiness
lampoona written satire used to ridicule or attack someone
narcissisticconceited; having excessive self-love
eradicateto wipe out; to destroy
fabricateto concoct; to make up a story in order to deceive
ghastlyhorrible; frightful
falliblecapable of error
blatantobvious; too conspicuous
dawdleto waste time
affiliatean associate; a partner
fawnto act slavishly submissive
calumnya false and malicious accusation
berateto scold or rebuke severely and at length
miniona submissive, servile follower
desolatelonely; forlorn; uninhabited; barren
banethe cause of ruin, harm, distress, or death
pacifyto calm down
garbleto mix up or distort
prevaricateto lie
filchto steal
neophytea beginner
flagrantglaringly bad; outrageous
patricianan aristocrat
emissaryone sent on a special mission to represent others
kindredhaving a similar origin, nature, or character
fracasa loud quarrel or fight
lacerateto tear (flesh) jaggedly
futileuseless pointless
immaculatespotless; perfect
gaitthe manner of walking
carpto complain or find fault in a petty or nagging way
queryto ask; to inquire
queuea line of people or vehicles
nefariousvery wicked; notorious
genesisthe beginning; origin
facadea deceptive outward appearance; a misrepresentation
delugea flood; an overwhelming rush
catholicuniversal; wide-ranging
eerieweird; mysterious; strange and frightening
martialwarlike; relating to the military
anthropomorphicattributing human
beneficiaryone who receives benefits
careento swerve or lurch from side to side while in motion
aplombself-confidence
guileslyness and cunning in dealing with others
modicuma small amount
festerto grow worse over time; to rot
languishto become weak or feeble; to lose strength
pallsomething that covers or conceals
havocgreat destruction; chaos
rancidhaving a bad taste or smell; spoiled
holocausta great or complete destruction of life
embroilto draw into a conflict or fight
anachronismsomething or someone existing outside of its proper time
denigrateto attack the reputation of; to speak ill of
humanekind; compassionate
effusiveemotionally excessive; overly demonstrative
defunctno longer in existance
lackeya slavish follower
envisageto form a mental picture
lamentto mourn
gapeto stare with an open mouth
impertinentrude and disrespectful
nemesissomeone or something a person cannot conquer or achieve; a hated enemy
lethaldeadly; fatal
loftysuperior in style or tone; distinguished
catalysta person, thing, or agent that causes or speeds up a reaction or change without itself being changed
jargonvocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people
judiciousshowing sound judgement
foiblea minor weakness in character
benedictionthe act of blessing
frivoloustrivial; silly
alacrityliveliness; willingness; eagerness
deifyto make a god of; to look upon or worship as a god
carnagebloody and extensive slaughter
impelto push into motion to
epitaphan inscription on a tombstone; a brief comment about a deceased person
harpto persist in talking continuously (on or about something)
lateralof or relating to the side
pallidpale; faint in color
impetuousacting suddenly without thought
adjunctconnected or attached to in a dependent, sub ordinance, or auxiliary manner, but not an inherent part of
macabrehorribel; grim
farcicalabsurd; ridiculously clumsy
debonaircarefree and self-confident in manner; elegant and gracious
penchanta strong liking
depleteto use up gradually
chicanerythe use of tricks or clever talk to deceive or evade
feistyagressive; lively; energetic
mitigateto make less severe; to become milder
gullto cheat; to fool or hoax
nadirthe lowest point
equivocalambiguous; intentionally vague
genealogyfamily history
imperviousincapable of being affected
filialof, relating to, or befitting son or daughter
memorize