1984 Vocab Quiz 3

  1. reproach
    to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure.
  2. gilded
    covered or highlighted with gold or something of a goldencolor.
  3. zealot
    person who shows fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor;enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
  4. disdain
    to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; considerbeneath oneself: to disdain replying to an insult.
  5. effigy
    • a representation or image, especially sculptured, as on a monument
    • A crude representation of someone disliked, used for purposesof ridicule.
  6. repudiate
    to reject as having no authority or binding force: torepudiate a claim.
  7. induce
    to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some actionor state of mind: to induce a person to buy a raffle ticket.
  8. pneumatic
    of or pertaining to air, gases, or wind.
  9. acrid
    sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent;irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.: acrid smoke from burningrubber.
  10. supersede
    to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance,use, etc., as by another person or thing.
  11. heretical
    opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepteddoctrine, especially of a church or religious system.
  12. astronomical
    extremely large; exceedingly great; enormous: It takes anastronomical amount of money to build a car factory.
  13. inviolable
    prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence,infringement, or desecration: an inviolable sanctuary; aninviolable promise.
  14. multifarious
    numerous and varied; greatly diverse or manifold: multifariousactivities.
  15. conspicuous
    easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable: aconspicuous error.
  16. apathy
    lack of interest in or concern for things that others findmoving or exciting.
  17. philology
    the study of literary texts and of written records,the establishment of their authenticity and their original form,and the determination of their meaning.
  18. perishable
    subject to decay, ruin, or destruction: perishable fruits andvegetables.
  19. compatibility
    capable of existing or living together in harmony: the mostcompatible married couple I know.
  20. deprecate
    to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose,etc.).
  21. protuberance
    bulging out beyond the surrounding surface; protruding; projecting:protuberant eyes.
  22. vapid
    lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat:vapid tea.
  23. ingenuity
    the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful;inventiveness: a designer of great ingenuity.
  24. uproarious
    producing a state of violent and noisy disturbance, as of a multitude;turmoil.
  25. divination
    the practice of attempting to foretell future events ordiscover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.
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1984 Vocab Quiz 3
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