Vocab Unit 1.txt

  1. acquisitive
    (adj.) able to get and to retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
  2. arrogate
    (v) to claim or take without right
  3. banal
    (adj) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
  4. belabor
    (v) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
  5. carping
    (adj) tending to find fault, especially in a pett, nasty or hairsplitting way; (n) petty, nagging criticism
  6. coherent
    (adj) holding or sticking together; making a locical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
  7. congeal
    (v) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
  8. emulate
    (v) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
  9. encomium
    (n) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
  10. eschew
    (v) to avoid, shun, keep away from
  11. excoriation
    (n) a strong denunciation; the act or state of stripping or wearing off the skin
  12. germane
    (adj) relevant, appropriate, apropros
  13. insatiable
    (adj) so great or demanding that it cannot be satisfied
  14. intransigent
    (adj) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
  15. invidious
    (adj) offensive, hateful, tending to cause bitterness and resentment
  16. largesse
    (n) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
  17. ramify
    (v) to divide and spread out like branches, to separate into divisons
  18. reconnaissance
    (n) a survey made for military purposes, any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
  19. substantiate
    (v) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concreate or substantial form to
  20. taciturn
    (adj) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
  21. temporize
    (v) to staff or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
  22. tenable
    (adj) capable of being held or defended
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Vocab Unit 1.txt
Vocab Unit 1