Vocab Units 1-8

  1. Admonish
    Verb: to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
  2. Breach
    • Noun: an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction
    • Verb: to create an opening, break through
  3. Brigand
    Noun: a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
  4. Circumspect
    Adj: careful, cautious
  5. Commandeer
    Verb: to sieze for military or official use
  6. Cumbersome
    Adj: clumsy, hard to handle; slow moving
  7. Deadlock
    • Noun: a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions
    • Verb: to bring to such a standstill
  8. Debris
    Noun: scattered fragments, wreckage
  9. Diffuse
    • Verb: to spread or scatter freely or widely
    • Adj: wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
  10. Dilemma
    Noun: a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
  11. Efface
    Verb: to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
  12. Muddle
    • Verb: to make a mess of; {muddle through}: to get by
    • Noun: a hopeless mess
  13. Opinionated
    Adj: stubborn and often unreasonable in holding on to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
  14. Perennial
    • Adj: lasting for a long time, persistent
    • Noun: a plant that lives for many years
  15. Predisposed
    Verb: to incline to beforehand
  16. Relinquish
    Verb: to let go, give up
  17. Salvage
    • Verb: save from fire or shipwreck
    • Noun: property thus saved
  18. Spasmodic
    Adj: sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
  19. Spurious
    Adj: not genuine, not true, not valid
  20. Unbridled
    Adj: uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
  21. Adjourn
    Verb: to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
  22. Alien
    • Noun: a citizen of another country
    • Adj: foriegn, strange
  23. Comely
    Adj: having a pleasing appearance
  24. Compensate
    Verb: to make up for; to repay for services
  25. Dissolute
    Adj: loose in one's morals or behavior
  26. Erratic
    Adj: not regular or consistent; different from what is normally expected; undependable
  27. Expulsion
    Noun: the process of driving something out
  28. Feint
    • Noun: a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense
    • Verb: to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of
  29. Fodder
    Noun: food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
  30. Fortify
    Verb, strengthen, build up
  31. Illegible
    Adj: difficult or impossible to read
  32. Jeer
    • Verb: make fun of rudely or unkndly
    • Noun: a rude remark of derision
  33. Lucrative
    Adj: bringing in money; profitable
  34. Mediocre
    Adj: average, ordinary, undistinguished
  35. Proliferate
    Verb: reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
  36. Subjugate
    Verb: conquer by force, bring under complete controll
  37. Sully
    Verb: to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
  38. Tantalize
    Verb: tease, torment by teasing
  39. Terse
    Adj: brief and to the point
  40. Unflinching
    Adj: firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back
  41. abridge
    verb: to make shorter
  42. adherent
    • noun: a follower
    • adj: attached, sticking to
  43. altercation
    noun: an angry argument
  44. Cherubic
    adj: resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
  45. Condone
    verb: to pardon or overlook
  46. Dissent
    • verb: to disagree
    • noun: disagreement
  47. Eminent
    adj: famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
  48. Exorcise
    verb: to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troubling, menacing, or oppressive
  49. Fabricate
    verb: to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
  50. Irate
    adj: angry
  51. Marauder
    noun: raider, plunderer
  52. Obesity
    noun: excessive fatness
  53. Pauper
    noun: an extremely poor person
  54. Pilfer
    verb: steal in small quantities
  55. Rift
    noun: a split, break, breach
  56. Semblance
    noun: a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
  57. Surmount
    verb: to overcome, rise above
  58. Terminate
    verb: bring to an end
  59. Trite
    adj: commonplace; overused, stale
  60. Usurp
    • verb: to seize and hold a position by force or without right
    • Syn: seize illegally, comandeer, supplant
  61. Abscond
    V: to run off and hide
  62. Access
    • Noun: approach or admittence to places, persons, things; an increase
    • Verb: to get at, obtain
  63. Anarchy
    Noun: lack of govmt and law; confusion
  64. Arduous
    Adj: hard to do, requiring much effort
  65. Auspicious
    Adj: favorable; fortuanate
  66. Biased
    Adj: favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
  67. Daunt
    Verb: to overcome with fear, intimidate; to disheaten, discourage
  68. Disentangle
    Verb: to free from tangles or complications
  69. Fated
    Adj: determined in advance by destiny or fortune
  70. Hoodwink
    Verb: to mislead by a trick, decieve
  71. Inanimate
    Adj: not having life; without energy or spirit
  72. Incinerate
    Verb: burn to ashes
  73. Intrepid
    Adj: very brave, fearless, unshakable
  74. Larceny
    Noun: theft
  75. Pliant
    Adj: bending readily; easily influenced
  76. Pompous
    Adj: overly self-important in speech and manner; excessively stately or ceremonious
  77. Precipice
    Noun: a very steep cliff; thr brink or edge of a disaster
  78. Rectify
    Verb: to make right
  79. Reprieve
    • Noun: a temporary relief or delay
    • Verb: to grant a postponement
  80. Revile
    Verb: to attack with words, call bad names
  81. Accomplice
    noun: a person who takes part in a crime
  82. Annihilate
    verb: to destroy completely
  83. Arbitrary
    adj: ureasonable; based on ones wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness
  84. Brazen
    adj: shameless, impudent; made of brass
  85. Catalyst
    noun: a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change
  86. Exodus
    noun: a large-scale departure or flight
  87. Facilitate
    verb: to make easier; to assist
  88. Incorrigible
    adj: not able to be corrected; beyond control
  89. Latent
    adj: hidden; present but not realized
  90. Militant
    • adj: given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause
    • noun: an activist
  91. Morose
    adj: having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable
  92. Opaque
    adj: not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid
  93. Paramount
    adj: chief in importance, above all others
  94. Prattle
    • verb: to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble
    • noun: baby talk; babble
  95. Rebut
    verb: to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute
  96. Reprimand
    • verb: to scold; find fault with
    • noun: a rebuke
  97. Servitude
    noun: slavery, forced labor
  98. Slapdash
    adj: careless and hastey
  99. Stagnant
    adj: not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull
  100. Succumb
    verb: to give way to superior force, yield
  101. Atone
    Verb: to make up for
  102. Bondage
    Noun: slavery; any state of being held down
  103. Credible
    Adj: believable
  104. Defray
    Verb: to pay for
  105. Diligent
    Adj: hardworking, industrious, not lazy
  106. Doleful
    Adj: sad; dreary
  107. Ghastly
    Adj: frightful, horrible; deathly pale
  108. Hamper
    Verb: to hold back
  109. Hew
    Verb: to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to
  110. Impoverished
    Adj: poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
  111. Incessant
    Adj: never stopping, going on all the time
  112. Intricate
    Adj: complicated; difficult to understand
  113. Lucid
    Adj: easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
  114. Posthumous
    Adj: occuring or published after death
  115. Prim
    Adj: overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
  116. Sardonic
    Adj: grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
  117. Superfluous
    Adj: exceeding what is sufficient or required, ecxess
  118. Supplant
    Verb: take the place of, supersede
  119. Taunt
    • Verb: to jeer at, mock
    • Noun: an insulting or mocking remark
  120. Tenacious
    Adj: holding fast; holding firmly together; persistent
  121. Adieu
    • Int: "Farewell!"
    • Noun: a farrwell
  122. Advent
    Noun: an arrival; coming into place or view
  123. Apex
    Noun: the highest point, tip
  124. Assimilate
    Verb: absorb fully or make one's own; adoot as one's own; adapt fully
  125. Bogus
    Adj: false, counterfeit
  126. Exorbitant
    Adj: unreasonably high; excessive
  127. Interim
    Noun: the time between
  128. Inundate
    Verb: to flood, overflow; overwhelm by numbers or size
  129. Malign
    • Verb: speak evil of, slander
    • Adj: evil
  130. Meander
    • Verb: wander about, wind about
    • Noun: sharp turn or twist
  131. Metropolis
    Noun: a large city; chief city of an area
  132. Momentous
    Adj: very important
  133. Obstreperous
    Adj: noisy; unruly, disorderly
  134. Pensive
    Adj: thoughtful; melancholy
  135. Perilous
    Adj: dangerous
  136. Shoddy
    Adj: of poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship
  137. Sprightly
    Adj: lively, full of life; spicy, flavorful
  138. Surly
    Adj: angry and bad-tempered; rude
  139. Tirade
    Noun: a long, angry speech, usually very critical
  140. Vagrant
    • Noun: an idle wanderer, tramp
    • Adj: wandering, aimlessly
  141. Assurance
    Noun: freedom from doubt, self-confidence
  142. Asylum
    Noun: an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
  143. Console
    • Verb: to comfortr
    • Noun: the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device
  144. Dilate
    Verb: make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
  145. Dross
    Noun: refuse, waste products
  146. Dwindle
    Verb: to lessen, diminish
  147. Flippant
    Adj: lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
  148. Immunity
    Noun: resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
  149. Institute
    • Verb: to establish, set up
    • Noun: an organization for the promotion of learning
  150. Liability
    Noun: a debt; something disadvantageous
  151. Preposterous
    Adj: ridiculous, senseless
  152. Pugnacious
    Adj: quarrelsome, fond of fighting
  153. Rabid
    Adj: furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad; infected with rabies
  154. Realm
    Noun: a kingdom; a region or field of study
  155. Rejuvenate
    Verb: make young again, make like new
  156. Remunerate
    Verb: to reward, pay, reimburse
  157. Sparse
    Adj: meager, scant; scattered
  158. Sterling
    Adj: genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
  159. Venture
    • Noun: a risky or daring undertaking
    • Verb: to expose to danger; to dare
  160. Warp
    • Verb: twist out of shape
    • Noun: an abnormality
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Vocab Units 1-8
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