#1 Vocab Midterm

  1. scrupulous
    (adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious: careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
  2. scrutinize
    (v.) to examine closely; inspect, pore over
  3. skulk
    (v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding: lurk, slink, prowl
  4. sojourn
    (n.) a temporary stay; visit, stopover, brief stay
  5. solace
    (n.) comfort, relief: soothe, reassure, cheer up: vex, aggravate, upset
  6. stately
    (adj.) dignified, majestic: grand, magnificent, imposing: lowly, humble, servile, abject
  7. stolid
    (adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive; impassive, phlegmatic
  8. supercilious
    (adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority: snobbish, patronizing, overbearing: humble, meek, deferential, servile
  9. supple
    (adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile: flexible, limber, pliable, pliant: stiff, rigid, unbending, hidebound
  10. suppress
    (v.) to stop by force, put down: subdue, crush, stifle, squelch, quash, silence: provoke, spur, arouse, incite, instigate
  11. temerity
    (n.) rashness, boldness: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility
  12. tentative
    (adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant; provisional, inconclusive
  13. tepid
    (adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest; insipid, halfhearted, wishy-washy
  14. truculent
    (adj.) fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening
  15. uncanny
    (adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation: eerie, inexplicable, spooky
  16. unfeigned
    (adj.) sincere, real, without pretense: genuine, heartfelt: insincere, simulated, phony
  17. unkempt
    (adj.) not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude; sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough
  18. urbane
    (adj.) refined in manner or style, suave; elegant
  19. venal
    (adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption: dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary: honest, incorruptible, scrupulous
  20. venial
    (adj.) easily excused; pardonable: excusable, forgivable: inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable
  21. verbatim
    (adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken; (adj.) exact; (adv.) precisely
  22. virulent
    (adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful: innocuous, harmless, benign
  23. warily
    (adv.) cautiously, with great care; carefully, prudently, gingerly
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