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  • 1. Vocabulary Booster, Volume II ASSIDUOUS (adj.) hard COMPLACENT (adj.) peaceful, DOFF (v.) to take off an item of A working, diligent easygoing clothing ABHOR (v.) to strongly detest or ASTUTE (adj.) smart, perceptive CONDONE (v.) to allow DON (v.) to put on an item of dislike AUGMENT (v.) to increase in something to happen, to give clothing ABSTEMIOUS (adj.) sparing in size, to swell approval to a questionable act DRACONIAN (adj.) extremely food and drink AUSPICIOUS (adj.) favorable, CONFLAGRATION (n.) a huge harsh, severe, oppressive ABSTRACT (adj.) theoretical, fortunate, boding well for the fire not concrete future CRYPTIC (adj.) secretive, E ACQUIESCE (v.) to agree with, AUSTERE (adj.) stark, severely hidden, hard to understand EBULLIENT (adj.) extremely to go along with simple joyful ADVERSARY (n.) opponent or AUTOCRATIC (adj.) having D EDIFY (v.) to instruct, to educate enemy total power, dictatorial DEFINITIVE (adj.) defining; EGREGIOUS (adj.) extremely ADVOCATE (v. / n.) to support / AUTONOMY (n.) independence held up as the ultimate example bad or mistaken a supporter AVARICIOUS (adj.) greedy of something ELOQUENT (adj.) well spoken, ALLEVIATE (v.) to relieve, to AVUNCULAR (adj.) having the DELINEATE (v.) to mark with a marked by expressive and lessen qualities of an uncle line (or lines) persuasive speech AMBIGUOUS (adj.) unclear in DESECRATE (v.) to violate, to ELUSIVE (adj.) hard to capture meaning B make impure, to defile or grasp AMBIVALENT (adj.) torn BEHEMOTH (n.) something that DESTITUTE (adj.) extremely EMISSARY (n.) agent or between two conflicting is huge, gigantic poor, poverty stricken messenger emotions BENEFACTOR (n.) one who DETERRENT (n.) something ERUDITION (n.) deep learning, AMORPHOUS (adj.) lacking a provides financial support that prevents something from scholarship definite shape or form BENEVOLENT (adj.) kind, happening ESCHEW (v.) to avoid ANACHRONISTIC (adj.) good-hearted DETRIMENTAL (adj.) harmful ETYMOLOGY (n.) the study of obsolete, outdated DEVIOUS (adj.) tricky, crafty, word origins ANECDOTE (n.) a short story C unprincipled EUPHEMISM (n.) a pleasant intended to instruct or amuse CANTANKEROUS (adj.) DIATRIBE (n.) a lengthy and way of saying something ARBITRARY (adj.) random, by ornery, agitated, mean-spirited accusatory speech unpleasant chance CASTIGATE (v.) to scold DIGRESS (v.) to turn away from EVANESCENT (adj.) vanishing ARCHAIC (adj.) outdated, severely, berate the main point, to get off track quickly, fleeting obsolete, ancient CAUSTIC (adj.) biting, scornful DILATORY (adj.) tending to EXALTED (adj.) holding a high ARTICULATE (adj.) skillful in CLICHE (n.) an overused saying delay position, greatly respected the use of language, well-spoken or expression DIMINUTION (n.) a decrease or EXEMPLARY (adj.) serving as a ASCENDANCY (n.) the state of COLLOQUIAL (adj.) pertaining diminishing good example rising or ascending; domination to everyday language or speech DISDAIN (v.) contempt or EXONERATE (v.) to free from ASSENT (n. / v.) agreement / to COMMEMORATE (v.) to honor scorn; bitter dislike blame agree or consent the memory of DIVERGE (v.) to split or move apart
  • 2. EXPATRIATE (n.) someone IDIOSYNCRASY (n.) odd who leaves their native land to personality trait, quirk L P settle elsewhere IDOLATRY (n.) worship of false LACONIC (adj.) sparing in PARSIMONY (n.) stinginess, EXPEDITE (v.) to quicken, idol(s) words cheapness hasten IMMUTABLE (adj.) unable to LAUD (v.) to praise PECUNIARY (adj.) pertaining to EXTRANEOUS (adj.) extra and change or be changed LISTLESS (adj.) lacking energy money unnecessary INCONGRUOUS (adj.) not LOQUACIOUS (adj.) talkative PENURY (n.) poverty EXTRICATE (v.) to extract, congruent, dissimilar PERFIDIOUS (adj.) treacherous, free, disentangle, remove INCORRIGIBLE (adj.) not able M disloyal to be corrected, beyond MALICE (n.) evil intent PERPETUAL (adj.) continuous, F redemption MELLIFLUOUS (adj.) smooth- without end FACILITATE (v.) to make easier INDIFFERENT (adj.) making no flowing PESSIMISM (n.) a gloomy or FALLOW (adj.) barren, difference, not caring one way or MENDICANT (adj. / n.) negative outlook uncultivated the other extremely poor and given to PHILANTHROPIST (n.) a FEASIBLE (adj.) doable, INDOMITABLE (adj.) unable to begging / a beggar person who donates large sums possible, able to be accomplished be defeated METICULOUS (adj.) paying of money to charitable causes FLORID (adj.) flowery INGENIOUS (adj.) pertaining to very close attention to detail PIECEMEAL (adj. / adv.) bit by FOOLHARDY (adj.) daring in a a genius; very clever MISER (n.) a person who is bit / in a gradual way foolish way INGENUOUS (adj.) genuine, extremely stingy or cheap PINE (v.) to miss, to long for, to FRIVOLOUS (adj.) lacking in honest, open MITIGATE (v.) to lessen or yearn for importance or seriousness INHERENT (adj.) natural, moderate the severity of PLATITUDE (n.) overused FURTIVE (adj.) sneaky, hidden, innate; pertaining to the essential something saying, trite remark stealthy nature of something MNEMONIC (adj.) pertaining to POSTERITY (n.) future INNOVATION (n.) new memory generations G development MOLLIFY (v.) to soothe, soften, POTENTATE (n.) ruler, GERMANE (adj.) pertinent, INSURMOUNTABLE (adj.) pacify monarch, very powerful person related to the point at hand unable to be overcome MOROSE (adj.) sad, gloomy PRECOCIOUS (adj.) GLUTTON (n.) habitual INTRACTABLE (adj.) MYOPIC (adj.) near sighted, characterized by early overeater extremely stubborn, not able to lacking foresight development, advanced at an GRANDIOSE (adj.) overly grand be solved early age GREGARIOUS (adj.) sociable INTREPID (adj.) brave, fearless, N PRIVATION (n.) a condition or GULLIBLE (adj.) unquestioning, lacking trepidation NOXIOUS (adj.) harmful result of deprivation or loss easily fooled INVOKE (v.) to call upon NURTURE (v.) to care for, to PRODIGAL (adj.) wasteful; raise reckless with money H J PROFLIGATE (adj.) reckless in HIERARCHY (n.) power JOVIAL (adj.) good natured, O spending structure merry, given to joking OPAQUE (adj.) impossible to PROFOUND (adj.) deep, deeply HYPERBOLE (n.) exaggeration, see through moving overstatement K OPTIMISTIC (adj.) having a PROPENSITY (n.) tendency KINETIC (adj.) pertaining to positive outlook PROTEGE (n.) a person who is I motion groomed for a position
  • 3. PROVINCIAL (adj.) pertaining RESPITE (n.) a brief break or TACITURN (adj.) quiet, to a province; narrow-minded rest reserved W PRUDENT (adj.) wise, marked REVILE (v.) to hate or detest TEMPETUOUS (adj.) of or WARY (adj.) cautious by good judgment RHETORIC (n.) skillful use of pertaining to a tempest or storm WANE (v.) to decrease, diminish PUGNACIOUS (adj.) combative, language, or just language in TENACIOUS (adj.) unyielding, WHIMSICAL (adj.) fickle, tending to fight general forceful changeable, moody RIBALD (adj.) vulgarly TENET (n.) a key belief or WISTFUL (adj.) filled with Q humorous, lewd, crude principle regret and longing QUIESCENT (adj.) quiet, ROBUST (adj.) strong, hearty, TENTATIVE (adj.) possible but dormant, temporarily inactive vigorous subject to change, not definite THEOLOGY (n.) the study of R S religion RACONTEUR (n.) a person who SCANT (adj.) minimal TIMOROUS (adj.) timid, fearful tells witty and amusing stories SCRUTINIZE (v.) to examine TIRADE (n.) a lengthy and RAMIFICATION (n.) a closely (visually) abusive verbal attack branching out; a consequence of SEEMLY (adj.) proper, suitable TORPOR (n.) lack of energy, a problematic situation SERPENTINE (adj.) serpent- listlessness RANCID (adj.) foul, putrid, like, snake-like TRANSCEND (v.) to surpass, go disgusting SLUGGISH (adj.) slow moving, beyond RANCOR (n.) anger, ill will hard to arouse TRITE (adj.) overused, REBUFF (v.) to snub, beat back SOPHOMORIC (adj.) of or unoriginal RECTIFY (v.) to fix, correct pertaining to a sophomore; wise TRUNCATE (v.) to shorten, RECTITUDE (n.) uprightness, and foolish at the same time reduce moral virtue STAID (adj.) bland, boring REDOLENT (adj.) fragrant, STRIDENT (adj.) loud, harsh, U scented shrill UTOPIA (n.) a perfect place REMEDIAL (adj.) pertaining to SUBSIDIZE (v.) to assist a remedy financially V REMISS (adj.) at fault, negligent SUBTLE (adj.) not overt, VENERATE (v.) to hold in high REMUNERATIVE (adj.) nuanced, subject to fine regard, to greatly respect, to resulting in monetary gain, distinctions revere profitable SUPERCILIOUS (adj.) haughty, VERACITY (n.) truthfulness REPARATIONS (n.) money to arrogant, overly proud VERBOSE (adj.) wordy be paid for injury or damage SUPERFLUOUS (adj.) VERDANT (adj.) lush with REPLETE (adj.) full of or filled unnecessary, extraneous greenery with SURREPTITIOUS (adj.) VILIFY (v.) to make into or REPRIMAND (v. / n.) blame secretive, stealthy portray as a villain REPROACH (n.) blame, SYCOPHANT (n.) brown-noser, VIRULENT (adj.) poisonous, disapproval servile flatterer toxic RESCIND (v.) to take back, VOLATILE (adj.) explosive; recall, nullify, repeal T tending to evaporate quickly