English CP 2

  1. to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming

    S: amend, better
    A: worsen, aggravate, exacerbate
    ameliorate (v.)
  2. poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perdicularity

    S: composure, self-possession. levelheadedness
    A: confused, embarrasment, abashment
    aplomb (n.)
  3. pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas

    S: inflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious
    A: mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated
    bombastic (adj.)
  4. without experience; immature, not fully developed: lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers

    S: green, raw, unfledged, inexperienced
    A: mature, grown-up, polished, sophisticated
    callow (adj.)
  5. saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense

    to let sliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolish

    S:balderdash, hogwash, tommyrot; slaver
    drivel (n.) (v.)
  6. a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality

    S: abstract, digest, model, archetype
    epitome (n.)
  7. to urge strongly, sdvise earneslty

    S: entreat, implore, adjure
    A: discourage, sdvise against, deprecate
    exhort (v.)
  8. by vertue of holding a certain office
    ex officio (adj. adv.)
  9. to violate, trespass, fo beyond recgonized bounds

    S: encrouch, impinge, intrude, poach
    A: stay in bounds
    infringe (v.)
  10. to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others

    S: cozy up to, curry favor with
    A: alienated, humiliate oneself, mortify oneself
    ingratiate (v.)
  11. one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder

    S: tresspasser, meddler, buttinsky
    interloper (n.)
  12. belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part

    S: immanent, organic
    A: extrinsic, external, outward
    intrinsic (adj.)
  13. to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval

    S: rail, harangue, fulminate, remonstrate
    A: acclaim, glorify, extol
    inveigh (v.)
  14. weariness of body or mind, lack of energy

    S: fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor
    A: acclaim, glorify, extol
    lassitude (n.)
  15. a period of one thousand years, a period of great joy

    S: chiliad, golden age, prosperity, peace
    A: doomsday, day of judgement
    millennium (n.)
  16. mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means

    matter involving the supernatural

    S: supernatural, esoteric, abstruce, arcane
    A: mundane, common, public, exoteric
    occult (adj.)
  17. to spread through, penetrate, soak through
    permeate (v.)
  18. to fall as poisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height to give distinct for to

    characterized by excessive haste

    moisture; the product of an action or process

    S: provoke, produce; reckless
    A:; wary, cautious, circumspect
    precipitate (v.) (n.)
  19. strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

    S: stern rigorous, tough, urgent, imperative

    A: lenient, mild, lax, permissive
    stringent (adj.)
  20. to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess

    likely idea that lacks definite proof

    S: infer, gather; inference, presumption
    surmise (v.) (n.)
Card Set
English CP 2
11th grade vocab