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  • 1. word Study listsalient (adj.) SAY•lee•uhntDefinition:1. Obvious2. Noticeable3. Attention-getting Example:His most salient personality trait was his confidence.innovate (v.) IN•no•vaytDefinition:To introduce new ideas or methods Example:Companies always look to innovate new products.entice (v.) en•TAHYSDefinition:to tempt towards some action or object Example:Nadia can entice men with her beautiful looks.dilemma (n.) dih•LEM•ahDefinition:A situation that requires one to make a choice between two seemingly difficult scenariosExample:The dilemma of choosing between the two prizes was stressful for Ginarepudiate (v.) re•PYOO•dee•aytDefinition:1. To reject as untrue, thus questioning the basis or authority of2. To refuse to recognize as validExample:The rapper appeared on TV to repudiate the claims that his music caused violence.renovate (v.) REN•uh•veytDefinition:To revive or restore something to an improved state of repair Example:They wanted to renovate the house as soon as they moved in.precipitate (v.) pri•SIP•i•taytDefinition:1. To bring about suddenly and hastily2. To happen unexpectedly Example:The prime minister precipitated a panic when he warned of a deadly disease spreading throughsome cities.submerge (v.) suhb•MURJDefinition:1. To cause to be underwater2. Immerse Example:An old freighter boat named the Kiowa is submerged in the Boston Harbor and provides aninteresting destination for scuba divers.
  • 2. brusque (adj.) BRUHSKDefinition:Rough or discourteously bluntExample:Stuarts unexpectedly brusque response made Kristin cry.concur (v.) kon•CURDefinition:To agree with Example:I concur with you on the problem, but disagree with your solution.stringent (adj.) STRIN•juhntDefinition:1. Diligent attention to rules2. Strict Example:Increasingly stringent regulations govern the disposal of highly confidential medical files.downright (adj.) DOUN•rahytDefinition:of absolute condition or quality Example:The critical attacks against the actor were downright mean.presume (v.) pri•ZOOMDefinition:to assume without proof or justification Example:Do not presume the game is over before time runs out.virtual (adj.) VUR•choo•uhlDefinition:existing in essence but not in actual form Example:Computer games offer a virtual reality.vigilance (n.) VIJ•il•ansDefinition:1. Keeping a careful eye out for danger2. Watchfulness Example:The lookout is expected to use vigilance at all times.shirk (v.) shurkDefinition:to avoid or evade ones responsibility Example:After dinner, Janet tried to shirk cleaning the dishes by going straight to bed.simulate (v.) SIM•yuh•leytDefinition:To imitate or reproduce something Example:I want to simulate the behavior of the cougar at night so that I can scare my campers in the
  • 3. woods.equitable (adj.) EK•wi•tuh•buhlDefinition:fair and reasonable Example:The bank will offer an equitable loan rate to anyone with good credit.amorphous (adj.) ay•MOR•fuhsDefinition:1. Having no defined shape2. Lacking structure Example:Jake thought the cloud looked like a cat, but I thought it was amorphouscaricature (n.) CAH•ri•ka•churDefinition:An image designed to exaggerate its subjects peculiar features or traits Example:I know I have a big nose, but this caricature makes it seem like its larger than my face.fluctuate (v.) FLUK•shoo•yetDefinition:To rise and fall or move back and forth erratically Example:Her moods fluctuated often, making her hard to be around.graphic (adj.) GRAF•ikDefinition:very clear and detailed Example:The movie contains graphic violence and is not suitable for younger audiences.excellence (n.) EK•suh•luhnsDefinition:1. The quality of excelling2. Superiority Example:Jamies excellence in mathematics won him a substantial scholarship.expiate (v.) EX•pi•ateDefinition:To make amends Example:After leaving his daughter, he wanted to expiate his guilt by giving her his lottery winnings.expostulate (v.) ik•SPOS•chuh•leytDefinition:to object or argue with someone Example:The television show brings experts together to expostulate current issues facing the world.contingent (adj.) con•TIN•jentDefinition:To be dependent upon something Example:
  • 4. My allowance was contingent upon my completion of the chores.fluster (v.) FLUS•turDefinition:1. To agitate or anger2. To upset Example:Do not fluster your brother while hes driving.transcribe (v.) tran•SKRYBDefinition:To write out a copy of Example:Please transcribe the comments made during the meeting so we can share with the rest of thestaff who are not here.propensity (n.) pruh•PEN•si•teeDefinition:a tendency towards something Example:The young child has a propensity to fall asleep during car rides.