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v. a<ad(=to)+bas(=lower) make someone lower in rank, position, character, etc.; lower; humiliate It is written in the Bible that "whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted, and he that shall exalt himself shall be abased ."; His refusal to abase himself in the eyes of his followers irritated the king, who wanted to humiliate him. v. ab(=off)+dic(=say, proclaim) formally give up an office or a duty; give up the throne; renounce; give up We will not allow you to abdicate your responsibilities as a leading citizen of this community.; Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate. a. abnormal or deviant Given the aberrant nature of the data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment.



a. abs<ab(=away, from)+tem<tom(=cut) not eating and drinking too much; frugal; temperate; sparing in dringk, etc. He was so abstemious that he extended his self-control even to his beloved music, and listened to records no more than an hour each day.; The drunkards mocked him because of his abstemious habits. n. restraint from eating or drinking The doctor recommended total abstinence from salted foods. a. abs<ab(=intensive, away)+trus(=thrust) deep in meaning; difficult to understand; obscure; profound; difficult to understand He tried to conceal his lack of true scholarship and intellectual depth by making use of unnecessarily abstruse language.; She read abstruse works in philosophy. a. bottomless His arrogance is exceeded only by his abysmal ignorance. n. ac<ad(=to, near)+col(=neck) bestowed of a knighthood by a tap on the shoulder with the flat of a sword; praise; approval; award of merit Critics who bestow their accolades too easily may gain some quick popularity, but they will soon lose credibility and influence over their readers.; In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest accolade. n. ac<ad(=near)+com(=together)+plic(=fold) a person who helps another in a wrong act; partner in crime I am sorry to have to tell you that I was an accomplice in the practical joke that caused you so much pain.; Because he had provided the criminal with the lethal weapon, he was arrested as an accomplice in the murder. n. growth; increase The accretion of wealth marked the family's rise in power. v. ac<ad(=to, add)+cru<cre(=grow, increase) come as a natural growth or development; come as a natural increase especially of money; come about by addition I am convinced that some substantial advantages will accrue to me if I complete my college education.; You must pay the interest which has accrued on your debt as well as the principal sum. a. sour or bitter in taste; harsh or corrosive in tone n. bitterness of speech and temper The meeting of the United Nations Assembly was marked with such acerbity that little hope of reaching any useful settlement of the problem could be held.

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v. ac<ad(=to, intensive)+qui(=quiet)+esc(=becoming) give consent silently; assent; agree passively Although we really don't agree with mother's musical tastes, we decided to acquiesce to her appeal.; Although she appeared to acquiesce to her employer's suggestions, I could tell she had reservations about the changes he wanted made. n. sharpness or bitterness of speeech or temper a. hard; inflexible He was adamant in his determination to punish the wrongdoer. a. rotten; muddled; crazy This addle-headed plan is so preposterous that it does not deserve any consideration. v. request solemnly I must abjure you to consider this matter carefully as it is of utmost importance to all of us. v. flatter in an obsequious manner n. flattery; admiration He thrived on the adulation of his henchmen. v. ad(=to, add)+ulter<alter(=other) make something poorer in quality by adding something improper; make impure by mixing with baser substances Do you really believe that the academic curriculum will be adulterated if courses like driver education and consumer science are introduced?; It is a crime to adulterate foods without informing the buyer. n. opponent; enemy Batman struggled to save Gotham City from the machinations of his wicked adversary the Jaker. n.v. ad(=to)+voc(=call) a person who advocates; barrister; speak in favor of something; urge; plead for The Fund for Animals was a strong advocate of the campaign to save dolphins from death in the nets of the tuna fleet.; The abolitionists advocated freedom for the slaves. a. artistic; dealing with or capable off appreciation of the beautiful Because of his aesthetic nature, he was emotionally disturbed by ugly things. a. sum; total The aggregate wealth of this country is staggering to the imagination. a. filled with fear and surprise; horrified She was aghast at the sudden attack.; He was aghast at the nerve of the speaker who had insulted his host.



a. pertaining to land or its cultivation The country is gradually losing its agrarian occupation and turning more and more to an industrial point of view. n. cheerful promptness He demonstrated his eagerness to serve by his alacrity in executing the orders of his master. n. medieval chemistry The changing of baser metals into gold was the goal of the students of alchemy. n. story in which characters are used as symbols; fable "Pilgrim's Progress" is an allegory of the temptations and victories of man's soul. v. al<ad(=to, add)+lev(=light, lift) make pain or suffering less or easier to bear; relieve The only truly effective way to alleviate the poverty of underdeveloped third-world nations is to help increase their capacity to produce wealth.; This should alleviate the pain; if it does not, we shall have to use stronger drugs. v. assign Even though the Red Cross had allocated a large sum for the relief of the sufferers o the disaster, many people perished. n. a mixture as of metals Alloys of gold are used more frequently than the pure metal. n. indirect reference The allusions to mythological characters in Milton's poems bewilder the reader who has not studied Latin. a.e. remote in manner; apart; reserved He remained aloof from their quarrel.; apathetic, impassive, indifferent; reserved, reticent, taciturn n. alter(=other)+ca(=s.e.)+tion(=that which) quarrel or noisy argument; wordy quarrel What began as a "minor quarrel" grew into an altercation and then into an ugly fight.; Throughout the entire altercation, not one sensible word was uttered. a. altru<alter(=other)+ist(=person who)+ic(=nature of) considering the well-being and happines of others first,unselfish; unselfishly generous; concerned for others What good are altruistic principles if no real attempt is made to help people by putting them into practice?; In providing tutorial assistance and college scholarships for hundres of economically disadvantage youths, Engene Lang performed a truly altruistic deed. v. combine; unite in one body The unions will attempt to amalgamate their groups into one national body.













































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v. collect, pile or heap up He would later amass a fortune from the small investment.; The miser's aim is to amass and hoard as much gold as possible. a. amb<ambi(=around, both)+ig(=drive)+u(=s.e.)+ous(=having the quality of) having more than one meaning; of uncertain meaning or intention; doubtful in meaning The word presently may mean "right now"or "at a future time".Therefor, to say "I will do that presently" must be considered an ambiguous statement.; His ambiguous instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take. n. val(=worth,strength) the state of having either or both of two contrary or similar values, meanings, etc.; the state of having contradictory or conflicitng emotional attitudes The atrocity shook him out of his ambivalence .; Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalence of her feelings. v. improve Many social workers have attempted to ameliorate the conditions of people living in the slums. a. am(=love, friendly)+i(=s.e.)+able(=capable of) good-tempered; kind-hearted; easy and pleasant to talk to; agreeable; lovable He is so skillful in dealing with people that he can seem amiable even when he is refusing to give them what they want.; His amiable disposition pleased all who had dealings with him. a. a<an(=not, without)+morph(=form) having no definite shape or form; shapeless The musical composition, with no melodic pattern and no well-defined structure of development, seemed amorphous to my ear.; She was frightened by the amorphous mass which had floated in from the sea. n. chron(=time,age) mistake in dating something; something out of date now or in a description of past events; an error involving time in a story Slavery is a sheer anachronism in the modern age.; The reference to clocks in Julius Caesar is an anachronism. n. gram(=write) word made by changing the order of the letters in another word "Ulatf" is an anagram for "fault" a. log(=speech) similar or parallel; comparable A bird's wing is analogous to a plane's wing.; She called our attention to the things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we do the same.





n. an(=not, without)+arch(=govern, government) absence of government or control; disorder; confusion; absence of governing body; state of disorder There is a vast difference between democracy, under which everyone has duties as well as privileges, and anarchy under which no one has any fixed obligations.; The assassination of the leaders led to a period of anarchy. n. them(=put,place) formal declaration of the church, excommunicating somebody or condemning something as evil; solemn curse The church pronounced anathema against the wilful heretic.; He heaped anathema upon his foe. a. withered v. an<ad(=to, near)+nihil(=nothing) destroy completely; put an end to With their bigger, faster, more experienced players, they simply annihilated our team by 56 to 7.; The enemy in its revenge tried to annihilate the entire population. a. abnormal; irregular He was placed in the anomalous position of seeming to approve procedures which he despised. a. an(=not, without)+onym(=name, word) without a name, or with a name that is not made known; having no name Although we cannot mention her name, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the anonymous donor who gave this generous gift to our Building Fund.; He tried to ascertain the identity of the writer of the anonymous letter. n. active resistance Despite his lawyers' best efforts to stop him, the angry prisoner continued to make antagonistic remarks to the judge. n. anti(=against, opposite)+path(=feel)+y(=that which) strong and decided dislike; aversion; dislike You are in deep trouble if you combine a strong taste for high living with an equally strong antipathy for hard work.; His extreme antipathy to dispute caused him to avoid argumentative discussions with his friends. n.a. sept(=rotten) chemical substance preventing infection; preventing infection; substance that prevents infection He bathed the wound with an antiseptic.; It is advisable to apply an antiseptic to any wound, no matter how alight or insignificant.




















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n. a<an(=not, without)+path(=feel, suffer) absence of sympathy or interest; indifference; lack of caring; indifference Her moods seem to go from one extreme to the other-from deepest apathy to unlimited enthusiasm.; A firm believer in democratic government, she could not understand the apathy of people who never bothered to vote. a. prophetic; pertaining to revelations His apocalyptic remarks were dismissed by his audience as wild surmises. a. cryph<crypt relating to the apocryphal; not genuine; not genuine; sham Many tales of the old West are apocryphal .; Her apocryphal tears misled no one. n. st<a>(=stand) one who abandons his faith; one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs He became an apostate when he left the church.; Because he switched from one party to another, his former friends shunned him as an apostate. n. theo(=God) deification; release from earthly life; deification; glorification Some tyrants believed that they had apotheosis during medieval age.; The apotheosis of a Roman emperor was designed to insure his eternal greatness. v. ap<ad(=to)+peas<pac(=peace) quiet an angry person, etc.; satisfy in appetite; yield to the demands of someone; pacify; soothe In ancient times, people sacrified animals , and even human beings, to appease the gods.; We have discovered that, when we try to appease our enemies, we encourage them to make additional demands. a. ap<ad(=to, near)+prehens(=take) fearful about something that might happen; quick to understand; perceptive; fearful; discerning Those students who have been doing their work all term need not feel apprehensive about the final examination.; His apprehensive glances at the people who were walking in the street revealed his nervousness. n. ap<ad(=to)+prob(=try, test, good) approval; sanction Popularity polls seem to be based on the mistaken idea that the basic task of a political leader is to win immediate approbation from the people.; She looked for some sign of approbation from her parents. a.v. acquire; take possession of for one`s own use The ranch owners appropriated the lands that had originally been set aside for the lndians` use.





a. ar(=to)+bit<bat(=go)+r(=s.e.)+ary(=relating to) based on opinion or impulse only, not on reason; dictatorial; using despotic power; fixed or decided; despotic Mr. Ruggles claimed that the policewoman had been arbitrary in giving him a parking ticket while ignoring other cars on the street.; Any arbitrary action on your part will be resented by the members of the board whom you do not consult. a. hard; strenuous Her arduous efforts had sapped her energy. a. dry; barren The cactus has adapted to survive in an arid environment. n. fleet of warships Queen Elizabeth's navy was able to defeat the mighty armada that threatened the English coast. a. unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc v. ar<ad(=to, add)+rog(=ask) claim or seize without right; attribute unjustly; claim without reasonable grounds The United States Constitution is uniquely designed to provide protection against individuals and bodies which might seek to arrogate undue power to themselves.; I am afraid that the manner in which he arrogates power to himself indicates that he is willing to ignore Constitutional limitations. n. deception; trickery The Trojan War proved to the Greeks that cunning and artifice were often more effective than military might. a. practicing self-denial; austere The wealthy young man could not understand the ascetic life led by the monks. a.e. with suspicion; with a sideway or indirect look The old woman looked askance at their short shirts.; Looking askance at her questioner, she displayed her scorn. v. analyze; evaluate When they assayed the ore, they found that they had discovered a very rich vein. a. as<ad(=to, intensive)+sid(=sit) working steadily, diligent; eagerly attentive What he lacks in skill, he makes up in assiduous attention to every last detail and requirement of the job.; He worked assiduously at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied with his results. v. ease; lessen pain Your messages of cheer should assuage her suffering.







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a. wise; shrewd That was a very astute observation. I shall heed it. n.v. a<an(=not, without)+troph(=nourishment) wasting away of the body or of a moral quality; cause atrophy in or waste away Medical experts state that almost every case of muscle and tissue atrophy is the result of changes in cell nutrition, disease, or prolonged disuse.; Polio victims need physiotherapy to prevent the atrophy of affected limbs. v. at<ad(=to, intensive)+tenu(=thin) make thin or slender; weaken; make thin; weaken We must not allow passion for justice to be attenuated to mere halfhearted good will.; By withdrawing their forces, the generals hoped to attenuate the enemy lines. a. daring; bold Audiences cheered as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia made their audacious, death-defying leap to freedom and escaped Darth vader`s troops. v. aug(=increase) make or become greater, increase He will augment his income by tending bar at night.; How can we hope to augment our forces when our allies are deserting us? a. au<avi(=bird)+spic(=look)+i(=s.e.)+ous(=having the quality of) showing signs or promising good fortune, favorable; favoring success Since everything had gone so smoothly, we felt that the campaign to elect Ellen captain was off to an auspicious deginning.; With favorable weather conditions, it was an auspicious moment to set sail. a. strict; stern His austere demeanor prevented us from engaging in our usual frivolous activities. a. hen(=perpare,achieve) genuine, not fictitious; reliable, trustworthy You cannot contest the authentic will. a. nom(=law) self-governing; free A federal system makes provision for local government with considerable autonomous authority.; This island is a colony; however, in most matters, it is autonomous and receives no orders from the mother country. n. greediness for wealth King Midas's avarice has been famous for centuries.



n. enclosure for birds The aviary at the zoo held nearly 300birds. a. distorted; crooked He held his head awry, giving the impression that he had caught cold in his neck during the night. n. self-evident truth requiring no proof Before a student can begin to think along the lines of Euclidean geometry, he must accept certain principles or axioms. a. sky blue Azure skies are indicative of good weather. a. deadly; destructive The drought was a baleful omen. n. heavy substance used to add stability or weight The ship was listing badly to one side; it was necessary to shift the ballast in the hold to get her back on an even keel. a. ban(=prohibition, control)+al(=nature of) commonplace; trite; hackneyed; commonplace; trite In this moment of grief, the conventional expressions of sympathy which I had considered so banal were surprisingly comforting.; His frequent use of cliches made his essay seem banal. n. cause of ruin Lack of public transportation is the bane of urban life. a. highly ornate They found the baroque architecture amusing. n. trinket; trifle The child was delighted with the bauble she had won in the grab bag. a. giving bliss; blissful The beatific smile on the child's face made us very happy. v. to make supremely happy v. dress with vulgar finery The witch doctors were bedizened in all their gaudiest costumes. v. father; produce; give rise to One good turn may deserve another; it does not necessarily beget another. a. obligated; indebted Since I do not wish to be beholden to anyone, I cannot accept this favor.

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flattery Despite the salesperson's blandishments. n. fact(=do. bene(=good)+fic(=do. become engaged to marry The couple was betrothed and planned to marry during the summer. n. gentle. ask earnestly or urgently He beseeched forgiveness for his folly. it behooves all of us to remain calm and await the instructions of our superiors. not malignant The red evening sky was a benign omen. favorable. rob. soil. support. where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom. joyous Shelley called the skylark a "blithe spirit" because of its happy song. a. a. a. occuring every two years The biennial pansy flowered in the second year. scold strongly He began to berate tyrants. a. leave sad by taking away Illness bereaved the family of their father. scold sharply. engage a waman in contract of marriage. using inflated language The orator's bombastic manner left the audience unimpressed. deprived of. patron The benefactor was generous to the school. charitable No one doubts the benevolent intentions of the program for community improvement. cause to leak (as of vessels). v... warlike His bellicose disposition alienated his friends.a. The old man was well liked because of his benign attitude toward friend and stranger alike. kindly.make) person who has given financial help to a school. gay... gn<gen(=birth) kind. bene(=good)+vol(=will)+ent(=having the quality of) doing or inclined to do good. He feared she would berate him for his forgetfulness. portend The gloomy skies and the sulphurous odors from the mineral spring seemed to bode evil to those who settled in the area.. His benevolent nature prevented him from refusing any beggar who accosted him. hospital. n. a. destroyed The extent of the blighted areas could be seen only when viewed from the air. suffering from a disease. enni(=year) plant that lives two years. The overly generous philanthropist had to curb his beneficent impulses before he gabe away all his money and left himself with nothing. contradict. a. 137 BOMBASTIC 123 BEREFT a. a. a. a. mild.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 6/51 BEHOOVE v. suited to. give a wrong or untrue idea of. kind. the customer did not buy the outfit. deprived. give a false impression Her behavior belied her story. defile The scandalous remarks in the newspaper besmirch the reputations of every member of the society... fail to justify or be equal to what is hoped for or promised. generous. a.v. The group held biennial meeting instead of annual ones.. impious The people in the room were shocked by his blasphemous language.. v. v. v. or charitable institution. lacking Divorce left him bereft of family or home. state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved His friends gathered to console him upon his sudden bereavement. Scrooge later became Tiny Tim's benefactor and gave him gifts.Word List Title 113 Vocabulary Wizard 6. kindly. v. hard-bitten exterior belied his innate sensitivity.) +ent(=having the quality of) doing good. 114 BELIE 126 BESTIAL 127 BETROTH 115 BELLICOSE 116 BENEFACTOR 128 BIENNIAL 117 BENEFICENT 129 BILGE 130 BLANDISHMENT 118 BENEVOLENT 131 BLASPHEMOUS 132 BLATANT 119 BENIGN 133 BLIGHTED 134 BLITHE 120 BERATE 135 BODE 121 BEREAVE 136 122 BOLSTER BEREAVEMENT n. foreshadow. brutal We must suppress our bestial desires and work for peaceful and civilized ends. v. make)+i(=s. His coarse. 125 BESMIRCH v. but it was ruined by mismanagement. not dangerous. The announcement that had become betrothed surprised their friends who had not suspected any romance. gift gver. v. 124 BESEECH . charitable. prop up I do not intend to bolster your hopes with false reports of outside assistance. beastlike. profane.e. incumbent upon In this time of crisis. The foolish gambler soon found himself bereft of funds. kindly. doning good She is known and loved throughout the community for her many beneficent acts in behalf of all types of unfortunates. pompous. take in water at the bilge n. the truth is that we must face the enemy alone. loudly offensive I regard your remarks as blatant and ill-mannered.

injure with a calk a. unfledged. tell or spread rumors a. a. you are charged for every word. Cornwallis had no choice but to capitulate .(secondary meaning) v.Word List Title 138 Vocabulary Wizard 6. a. it is illegal to dissect cadavers. give an imitation that ridicules In his caricature. v. The enemy was warned to capitulate or face annihilation. coax. exaggerated report It is almost impossible to protect oneself from such a base canard. endure The dean would brook no interference with his disciplinary actions. provide with calks. v. His criticisms were always captious and frivolous. conciseness Shakespeare expressed the tragic brevity of life by comparing it to a candle that must soon go out. slander He could endure his financial failure. he had hoped for animals of a uniform color. a. straightforward I want your candid opinion. polish They burnished the metal until it reflected the lamplight. support or prop The huge cathedral walls were supported by flying buttresses.)+ous(=having the quality of) finding fault or making protests especially about unimportant points. capt(=take)+i(=s. small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests The cabal was defeated when their scheme was discovered. 153 CACHE n. a.. brev(=short)+ity(=that which) shortness of statements. n. incalculable The storm was capricious and changed course constantly. flickle. n. wheedle I will not be cajoled into granting you your wish. seal with caulking. of or like a boor. malicious misrepresentation. Brevity is essential when you send a telegram or cablegram. turn into lime. abrupt She was offended by his brusque replay.v. n. fissure. breaking of contract or duty. he burlesqued the mannerisms of his adversary. which people find offensive. make shiny by rubbing. the leaders were only a little less callow than their immature followers. 154 CACOPHONY 139 BREACH 155 CADAVER 140 BREVITY 156 CAJOLE 157 CALCIFY 158 141 CALIBER BRINDLED 159 CALK 142 BROACH 160 CALLOW 143 BROOK 161 CALUMNIATE 144 BRUIT BRUSQUE 145 162 CALUMNY 146 BUCOLIC 163 CANARD 147 BUMPTIOUS 164 CANDID 148 BURGEON 165 CAPITULATE 149 BURLESQUE 150 BURNISH 166 CAPRICIOUS 151 BUTTRESS 167 CAPTIOUS 152 CABAL . never offering constructive suggestions. convert into lime n. v. capacity A man of such caliber should not be assigned such menial tasks. human life and other nonmaterial things. hiding place The detectives followed the suspect until he led them to the cache where he had stored his loot. v. v. send out buds In the spring. Your boorish remarks to the driver of the other car were not warranted by the situation and served merely to enrage him. v.e. pastoral The meadow was the scene of bucolic gaiety. clownish Because of his boorish behavior. n. self-assertive His classmates called him a show-off because of his bumptious airs. ability. become impregnated with calcium salts. corpse In some states. n. discord Some people seem to enjoy the cacophony of an orchestra that is turning up.. n. blunt. faultfinding He dismissed all of my carefully formulated criticisms with the casual rejoinder that I was being "unreasonably captious ". slander Shakespeare wrote that love and friendship were subject to envious and calumniating time. cap(=head)+itul(=s. n. open up He did not even try to broach the subject of poetry. gap They found a breach in the enemy's fortifications and penetrated their lines. n.e.. n.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 7/51 BOORISH a. tolerate. a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping. rude.)+ate(=make) surrender on stated condition Completely surrounded at Yorktown by American and French forces. he is seldom invited to parties. a. youthful In that youthful movement. v.. rustic. become calcified. tawny or grayish with streaks or spots He was disappointed in the litter because the puppies were brindled. the plants that burgeon are a promise of the beauty that is to come. a. v. v. unfounded rumor. grow forth. but he could not bear the calumny that his foes heaped upon him.

discipline. person who reads to eliminate inappropriate remar Soldiers dislike having their mail read by a censor but understand the need for this precaution. n. wash it off immediately with lukewarm water to prevent it from eating away the fabric. a. report. n. he was called a charlatan by his colleagues.. cast(=pure)+ig(=drive)+ate(=make) punish severely with blows or by criticizing In Gulliver's Travels and other books. great popular charm or appeal of a political leader Political commentators have deplored the importance of a candidate's charisma in these days of television campaigning. make sore by rubbing The collar chafed his neck. Woolf could not bear the castigation which she found in certain reviews.. a. blindly devoted patriot A chauvinist cannot recognize any faults in his country.. n. a. lys(=to loose) a combination which starts a reaction. angry face indicated a choleric nature. n.or of investigation and arrangement of events 180 169 CENSURE CARTE BLANCHE 181 CESSATION 170 CASCADE 182 CHAFE 171 CASTIGATE 183 CHAFF 184 CHAGRIN 172 CASTIGATION 185 CHARISMA 173 CATACLYSM 186 CHARLATAN 174 CATALYST 187 CHASTE 188 CHASTEN 175 CATHARSIS 189 CHAUVINIST 190 CHOLERIC 176 CAUSTIC 191 CHRONICLE 192 177 CHRONOLOGY CAVIL 178 CELIBATE . v. deluge. make frivolous objections I respect your sensible criticisms. hars(=pure) outlet for strong emotion. sarcastic. v. n. divine gift.. carn(=flesh)+age(=collective) killing of many people. burning. n. destruction of life The carnage caused on our streets and highways each year by careless driving has become a major national scandal. v. overseer of marals. record (in chronological order) The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities. sarcastically biting If any of the caustic material gets on your clothing. vexation. unlimited authority or freedom Use your own discretion in this matter. worthless products of an endeavor When you separate the wheat from the chaff. n. n. be sure you throw out the chaff. purging or cleansing of any passage of the body Aristotle maintained that tragedy created a catharsis by purging the soul of base concepts. Woolf could not bear the castigation which she found in certain reviews. caust(=burn)+ic(=nature of) able to burn or destroy by chemical action. blame. hot-tempered His flushed. The critic's caustic remarks angered the hapless actors who were the subjects of his sarcasm. disappointment Her refusal to go with us filled us with chagrin. emptying of the bowels. n. acrid. pretender to knowledge Because he was unable to substantiate his claim that he had found a cure for the dread disease. Sensitive seven to mild criticism. n. punishment. pure Her chaste and decorous garb was appropriately selected for the solemnity of the occasion. I give you carte blanche. quack. a. n.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 8/51 CARNAGE n. upheaval A cataclysm such as the French Revolution affects all countries. n. unmarried. the science that treats of computation of time.Word List Title 168 Vocabulary Wizard 6. God chastens. 179 CENSOR n. severe criticism Sensitive even to mild criticism. punish in order to correct Whom God loves. abstaining from sexual intercourse The perennial bachelor vowed to remain celibate. no matter how flagrant they may be. v. The carnage that can be caused by atomic warfare adds to the responsibilities of our statesmen. n. n. Jonathan Swift castigated the human race for its follies and wickedness. agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unchanged Many chemical reactions cannot take place without the presence of a catalyst . warm by rubbing.v. clysm(=wash) sudden and violent change. Many chemical reactions cannot take place without the presence of a catalyst. stopping The workers threatened a cessation of all activities if their demands were not met. but I dislike the way you cavil about unimportant details. small waterfall We could not appreciate the beauty of the many cascades as we made detours around each of them to avoid getting wet. v. criticize He was censured for his inappropriate behavior.

roundabout expression. we were all surprised when she said firmly that she didn't like our plans and wouldn't accept them.. This text can serve as a compendium of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this field. n.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 9/51 CIRCUMLOCUTION n.. it will continue to coagulate as it stands. indirect or roundabout expression The circumlocution "the game ended with a score that was not in our favor" should be replaced by "we lost the game". clot Enen after you remove the pudding from the burner. co<con(=thoroughly)+gn<gno(=know)+iz(=s. especially in literature and art. he had prepared an invaluable compendium of all the mistakes likely to be made by a young teacher. brief comprehensive summary On the basis of his many years of experience as a school administrator. n. a. bear one's self. convincing We found her criticism of our conduct unpleasant.. never quarreling over unimportant matters. baffle They tried to circumvent the official red tape. v.) +ant(=having the quality of) having knowledge or being fully aware of Like many people who are completely wrapped up in themselves. n. knowledge During the election campaign. a. in harmony with Do you think that your unwillingness to study foreign language is compatible with your ambition to get a job in the Foreign Service?. pertaining to conversational or common speech You use of colloquial expressions in a formal essay such as the one you have presented spoils the effect you hope to achieve. work treasonably especially with enemy forces occupying one's country. n. a. force which keeps parts together In order to preserve our cohesion. weigh) concise and comprehensive account. we will make two preliminary attacks in other sections before starting our major campaign. combine. do) having a powerful appeal to the mind. but we had to admit that her remarks were cogent and to the point. com<con(=together)+pat(=feel. the two candidates were kept in full cognizance of the international situation. The swindlers were found guilty of collusion. we must not let minor differences interfere with our major purposes.. v. inclusive This book provides a comprehensive review of verbal and math skills for the SAT. secret After avoiding their chaperon.. vent(=come) prevent a plan from being carried out. a company of companions or supporters.Word List Title 193 Vocabulary Wizard 6. He was compliant and ready to conform to the pattern set by his friends. reconciling. concluding section of a musical or literary composition The piece concluded with a distinctive coda that strikingly brought together various motifs. fuse The brooks coalesce into one large river. They were compatible neighbors. conspiring in a fraudulent scheme The gambler's prediction of the scores of the games proved so incredibly accurate that we begin to suspect some form of collusion . a. a. a. col<con(=with)+labor(=work) work in partnership. suffer) in accord with. work together All those who collaborated with the enemy in the hope of gaining special favors will be punished severely. he seems not to be cognizant that he is hurting the feelings of his own friends. the lovers had a clandestine meeting. soothing She was still angry despite his conciliatory words. summary. n. 204 COHORT 215 . n. Two writer collaborated in preparing this book. suited to. harmonious. yielding Because she is usually so compliant . thicken. frustrate. a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion) 205 COLLABORATE v. play) secret agreement for an unlawful or evil purpose. supplement to the body of a will This codicil was drawn up five years after the writing of the original will.. locut(=say) roundabout way of speaking. self-satisfied There was a complacent look on his face as he examined his paintings. com<con(=thoroughly)+pli(=fill) ready or disposed to comply. co(=together)+g<ag(=drive. able to live together in harmony. CONCILIATORY a. congeal. behave He comported himself with great dignity. n. In order to circumvent the enemy. com<con(=with)+pend(=hang. CIRCUMVENT v. thorough. 206 194 COLLOQUIAL 207 COLLUSION 195 CLANDESTINE 196 COAGULATE 208 COLTISH COMPATIBLE 209 197 COALESCE 198 CODA 210 COMPENDIUM 199 CODICIL 200 COGENT 211 COMPLACENT 201 COGNIZANCE 212 COMPLIANT 202 COGNIZANT 213 COMPORT 203 COHESION 214 COMPREHENSIVE a. col<con(=together)+lus/lud(=laugh. He was afraid to call a spade a spade and resorted to circumlocutions to avoid direct reference to his subject. given to merry frolicking a.. v. She presented cogent arguments to the jury. a.e. outwit.

a. con(=intensive. as they say. bruise She was treated for contusions and abrasions. con(=intensive)+cis(=cut) brief. con(=with)+sens(=feel) general agreement of opinion. 217 CONCLAVE 227 CONSEQUENTIAL 218 CONDESCEND 228 CONSORT 229 CONSUMMATION CONTEMN 230 219 CONDONE 231 CONTENTIOUS 232 220 CONTRAVENE CONGLOMERATIONn. etc. a. ther would be no need for you to be contrite now. regard with contempt. brief and compact In spite of the vast number of details in the United States Constitution.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 10/51 CONCISE a... but I can understand. mass of material sticking together In such a conglomeration of miscellaneous statistics. con(=intensive)+tum(=swell) resisting authority. sanctify As we move into the third century of our nation's life.. v. abilities. dedicate. con(=thoroughly)+n<gn<gno(=know) person with good judgement on matters in which taste is needed. n. practice magic. it was impossible to find a single area of analysis. We shall consecrate our lives to this noble purpose.. etc. riddle. ven(=come) go against a law. ordinary. collective opinion As we learned to understand each other's needs and aspirations. the document is remarkably concise . do not require one to do. why do they condescend to associate with them?. we should consecrate ourselves anew to the ideals of human freedom. person competent to act as a judge of art. The essay was concise and explicit. attack a statement. disobedient. disregard I will not tolerate those who contemn the sincere efforts of this group. bestow courtesies with a superior air If. etc. a. completely)+don(=give) overlook or forgive an offence. The contumacious mob shouted defiantly at the police. behave graciously. con(=together)+secr<sacr(=holy) make sacred. devote something to a special purpose. a principle. 233 221 222 CONTRITE 223 CONNIVANCE 234 CONTUMACIOUS 224 CONNOISSEUR 235 CONTUSION 225 CONSECRATE 236 CONUNDRUM 237 CONVENTIONAL .. summon a devil. private meeting He was present at all their conclaves as an unofficial observer. the act of bringing to completion or fruition v. but in a way that shows one's feeling of superiority. a. expert.. to unite v.. The consensus indicates that we are opposed to entering into this pact. feeling. con(=together)+de(=down)+scend(=climb) do something that one's rank. assistance With the connivance of his friends. typical His conventional upbringing left him wholly unprepared for his wife's eccentric family.Word List Title 216 Vocabulary Wizard 6. The king condescended to grant an audience to the friends of the condemned man. pretense of ignorance of something wrong. the doctator contravened his earlier pledge to guarantee its independence. resisting authority The situation was rapidly becoming intolerable because the new supervisor found the employees to be not merely uncooperative but positively contumacious . n. v. a lover of an art After spending the summer behind the soda fountain at the Sweet Shop. inagine. she invented conundrums to entertain the children. he plotted to embarrass the teacher. they find those people so vulgar and unpleasant. Her contrite tears did not influence the judge when he imposed sentence. invent He conjured up an image of a reformed city and had the cotters completely under his spell. quarrelsome We heard loud and contentious noises in the next room.. why he behaved as he did. associate with We frequently judge people by the company with whom they consort. CONJOIN CONJURE v. giving much information in few words. n. together)+trit(=rub) filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing.. obstinate and disobedient. self-important Convinced of his own importance. to a degree. penitent If you had paid some attention to my warning in the first place. v. a sort of unspoken consensus developed that enabled us to work together harmoniously. overlook. a. con(=intensive. etc. etc. She had developed into a connoisseur of fine china. pompous. I think I can fairly describe myself as a connoisseur of banana splits and milk shakes. difficult problem During the long car ride. a custom. We cannot condone your recent criminal cooperation with the gamblers. lower oneself.. merits. v. contradict. 226 CONSENSUS n. the actor stutted about the dressing room with a consequential air. n. I will not attempt to contravene your argument for it does not affect the situation.. n. infringe on By invading the neutral nation. n. v. forgive I do not entirely condone his misconduct.

n.. 250 CRITERIA n. bold Despite the dangerous nature of the undertaking. modest.. a.. scarcity The dearth of skilled labor compelled the employers to open trade schools. procrastinate Laertes told Ophelia that Hamlet could only dally with her affections. Corrupt politicians who condone the activities of the gamblers are equally culpable. raised platform for guests of honor When he approached the dais.v. triffle with. n. a. etc..7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 11/51 CONVERGE v. greed The defeated people could not satisfy the cupidity of the conquerors. coiled around. he was suspicious of all altruistic actions of others. including its appearance and expression. n. coquettish She was coy in her answers to his offer.. or encouragement to. theory. hurried. v. culp(=blame. grossly insensible The philosophers deplored the crass commercialism. cor<con(=intensive)+robor(=strength) give support or certainty to a statement.. society is often as culpable as the criminal?.Word List Title 238 Vocabulary Wizard 6. a. intimidate Your threats cannot daunt me. curs(=run)+ory(=relating to) quick. confirm All the available evidence corroborates my theory that the theft was planned by someone familiar with the layout of the house. cowardly Her craven behavior in running away from the enemy at this critical period was criticized by her comrades. v. come together At first. A cursory examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson. Marchers converged on Washington for the great Peace March. a more extensive study should be undertaken. the two candidates were in disagreement on every issue. con(=together)+verg(=turn. it will not stand up in court. who demanded excessive tribute. but as the campaign went on. approve. v. n. downfall This debacle in the government can only result in anarchy. give support. support. bend) come towards each other and meet at a point. the busy executive confessed. shy. a. hastily done "I was so pressed for time that I couldn't give the lengthy report more than a cursory reading". belief on slight evidence The witch doctor took advantage of the credulity of the superstitious natives. one who is skeptical or distrustful of human motives Cynical at all times. intricate His argument was so convoluted that few of us could follow it intelligently. coun<con(=together)+ten(=hold) face. We must comply with the terms of the covenant. casual. very unrefined. co<con(=together)+ven(=come) formed agreement that is legally binding Twice in the 20th century. a. the nations of the world have entered into a covenant to cooperate in safegurading international peace and in seeking a better life for all peoples. n. a. He refused to countenance such rude behavior on their part. deserving blame What do you think of the concept that when a crime is committed.v. as from fear The frightened child cowered in the corner of the room. mutual relationship He sought to determine the correlation that existed between ability in algebra and ability to interpret reading exercises. exhibiting moral skepticism n. approval. involved. n. fault)+able(=capable of) blameworthy. a. done without attention to details. plentiful She had copious reasons for rejecting the proposal. damp The walls of the dungeon were dank and slimy. Unless we find a witness to corroborate your evidence. their opinions seemed to converge . v. n. shrink quivering. tolerate One of the sure signs of a government that is not free and democratic is that the people on power will not countenance any criticism of their acts. a. the dauntless soldier volunteered for the assignment. belief. 251 CULPABLE 239 CONVOLUTED 240 COPIOUS 252 CUPIDITY 241 CORRELATION 253 CURSORY 242 CORROBORATE 254 CYNIC 243 COUNTENANCE 255 CYNICAL DAIS 256 244 COVENANT 257 DALLY 258 DANK 245 COWER 259 DAUNT 260 246 DAUNTLESS COY 247 CRASS 261 DEARTH 248 CRAVEN 262 DEBACLE 249 CREDULITY . breaking up.deserving punishment. standards used in judging What criteria did you use when you selected this essay as the prizewinner? a. n. a. he was greeted by cheers from the people who had come to honor him.

proper Shocked by the unruly behavior. blacken All attempts to denigrate the character of our late President have failed. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity 275 DEFUNCT a. In deference to his desires the employers granted him a holiday. The lawyers sought to examine the books of the defunct corporation. intensive)+bas(=bottom. n. He is a powerful storyteller. etc. literature. testimony under oath He made his deposition in the judge's chamber. condescend He felt that he would debase himself if he deigned to answer his critics. slander. harmful Workers in nuclear research must avoid the deleterious effects of radioactive substances. Such defamation of character may result in a slander suit. describe something in words. de(=down)+fam<fa(=say) harm that is given to one's reputation. reduce to lower state By concentrating on persoanl gain.. n. de(=off. false belief. I accepted it silently in deference to his age and prefessional standing. n. the basic principles of courtesy are never defunct .. lower) make lower or poorer in value. v. v. extinct. the denouement was obvious to sophisticated theatergoers as early as the middle of the first act.. enfeeble The historian explained that luxury and self-indulgence debilitated the Roman people and led to the fall of the empire. 284 283 271 DECORUM DEPICT 272 DECRY 273 DEFAMATION DEPOSITION 285 DEPRECATE 274 DEFERENCE . weaken. The lawyers sought ot examine the books of the defunct corporation.. from)+prec(=pray) feel and express disapproval of. final development of the plot of a play The play was childishly written. he has debased both himself and the high office to which he was elected.. decorous Shocked by the unruly behavior. and problems of young people today. de(=off. corrupt. v. object Do not demur at my request. delay.. I must deprecate your attitude and hope that you will change your mind. the teacher criticized the class for its lack of decorum. character. v.Word List Title 263 Vocabulary Wizard 6. aiming to please The debonair youth was liked by all who met him. he hoped to gain the support of the voters by defamation of the other candidates. In this book. de(=intensive)+pict(=paint) show something with a picture. especially after a period at a high level. v. a. the teacher criticized the class for its lack of decorum. n. de(=down)+fer(=carry) the act of obeying the judgement or opinion of another.. decay His definition of decadence is simply anything that differs from the standards and customs that he is accustomed to. because of his cheerful and obliging manner. 264 DEBAUCH 276 DEIGN 265 DEBAUCHERY 277 266 DELETERIOUS DEBILITATE v. v. disapprove regretfully The whole history of social reform demonstrates how much easier it is to deprecate evils than to take effective action against them. portray delineation I can't provide all the details at this time. make intemperate A vicious newspaper con debauch public ideals. de(=reverse)+bilit(=strong)+ate(=make) make weak. v. a. outcome. from)+funct(=perform) dead. art.. disparage Do not attempt to increase your stature by decrying the efforts of your opponents. harming a person's reputation Lacking a positive program of his own. the people still love him and cherish his memory.. n. de(=intensive)+lin(=line) show by drawing or by describing. Overindulgence debilitates character as well as physical stamina. n. n. de(=down)+cad(=fall) falling to a lower level in morals. portray She has gained success as a writer who knows how to depict in a lifelike way the hopes... The moral decadence of the people was reflected in the lewd literature of the period. v. quality. hallucination This scheme is a snare and a delusion. 278 DELINEATE 267 DEBONAIR 268 DECADENCE 279 DELUSION 280 DEMUR 281 DENIGRATE 269 DECIDUOUS 282 270 DENOUEMENT DECOROUS a. friendly. but he is weakest when he attempts to delineate characer. n. falling of as of leaves The oak is a deciduous tree. the author depicts the slave owners as kind and benevolent masters.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 12/51 DEBASE v. no longer in use or existence Although many of the formalities of etiquette of earlier days are now generally disregarded. fears. dead. great respect. a. Do not debase yourself by becoming maudlin. but I will try to delineate the mainfeatures of my plan for reorganizing the student government. etc. courteous regard for another's wish Although I felt that he was wrong in his sweeping criticism. de(=down.

skillful The magician was so dexterous that we could not follow him as he performed his tricks. disused condition The machinery in the idle factory was in a state of desuetude. v. unoriginal. aspersion He is offended by your frequent detractions of his ability as a leader. 298 DETACHED a. wordiness. etc. a. invective During the lengthy diatribe delivered by his opponent he remained calm and self-controlled. 299 287 DETERRENT DERELICT 300 DETRACTION 301 DEVOID 288 DERISION 289 DERIVATIVE 302 DEXTEROUS 303 290 DIAPHANOUS DEROGATORY 291 DESCANT 304 DIATRIBE 292 DESECRATE 305 DICHOTOMY 293 DESICCATE 306 DIFFIDENCE 294 DESPOIL 307 DIFFUSION 295 DESPOTISM 308 DIGRESS 296 DESUETUDE 297 DESULTORY . transparent Her diaphanous grown seemed part of the moonlight. ridicule They greeted his proposal with derision and refused to consider it seriously.a. n. phan(=show. After the depredations of the invaders. lacking He delivered a simple. groups. a.appear). n. abandoned.. n.. step) turn or wander away from the main point My criticism is not that you digressed from your main theme. expressing a low opinion The public will not readily accept an intensive investigation designed to turn up derogatory information about so popular a figure.. plundering The depredations of the terrible disease could be seen only too clearly in her extreme emaciation and feebleness. or classes. person who neglects his duty. n. aimless. I resent your derogatory remarks. the people were penniless. but rather that you abandoned it altogether. a. de(=down)+secr<sacr(=holy) treat a holy thing without respect. indifferent A psychoanalyst must maintain a detached point of view and stay uninvolved with her patient's personal lives. The corporal who fell asleep while on watch was thrown into the guard house for being derelict in his duty. a. sheer. deserted and left to fall into ruin. di(=two)+cho(=into)+tom(=cut)+y(=that which) division into two parts. de(=down)+rog(=ask) tending to damage or take away from one's credit. dia(=through)+phan(=show.Word List Title 286 Vocabulary Wizard 6. even when he knew very little about the subject under discussion. failing in one's duty In every large city. branching into two parts There are very few world problems that can be understood in terms of a simple dichotomyomy of right and wrong. v. I am afraid the enemy will despoil the countryside. spreading in all directions like a gas Your composition suffers from a diffusion of ideas. (secondary meaning) n. They saw the burglar clearly through the diaphanous curtain. low-key speech. worthless person. The soldiers desecrated the temple. discuss fully He was willing to descant upon any topic of conversation. there is a neighborhood that serves as a refuge for derelicts who have failed to come to terms with society. v.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 13/51 DEPREDATION n. violate the sanctity of They desecrated the memory of Lincoln by involving his name in defense of such a racist policy. calm and objective. tyranny The people rebelled against the despotism of the king. the critics thought she had promise and eventually would find her own voice. translucent.. completely devoid of fancy language or emotional appeals. hindrance Does the threat of capital punishment serve as a deterrent to potential killers? n. n.. a. Corot painted poetic and diaphanous landscapes. slandering. He was devoid of any personal desire for gain in his endeavor to secure improvement in the community.. di<dis(=apart)+gres (=go. n. dry up A tour of this smokehouse will give you an of how the pioneers used to desiccate food in order to preserve it. de(=intensive)+void(=empty) completely without. profane. derived from another source Although her early poetry was clearly derivative in nature.. appear)+ous(=having the quality of) transparent. v. in which even solid objects seemed to be suffused with light and movement. jumping around The animal's desultory behavior indicated that they had no awareness of their predicament.. The dichotomy of our legislative system provides us with many safeguards. v. especially when there are sharply distinguished or opposed. a. de(=intensive)+pred(=plunder) destruction or pillaging of property. n. n. shyness You must overcome your diffidence of you intend to become a salesperson. try to be more compact.. de(=intensive)+re(=back)+lict(=leave) ship abandoned at sea. bitter scolding. emotionally removed. plunder If you do not yield. something that discourages. insulting.

fair.there was a powerful finely tuned motor. mentally quick and observant.. do) frustrate the plans or expectations of. n. v. n. The only disinterested person in the room was the judge. aimless follower of the arts.there is a discrepancy of 40 dollars between my official salary and my weekly paycheck. he was rather a dilettante. n. look on with contempt. correct a false impression. shabby. make someone uneasy or confused. We felt that the dilapidated building needed several coats of paint. Do not disparage anyone's contribution. harsh.capable of reaching high speeds.v.. unconnected The universe is composed of discrete bodies. a. sophisticated What disappointed me waas not so much your failure to complete the job but your disingenuous efforts to avoid all responsibility for the failure. disconcert If you go to the interview well-prepared and in the right frame of mind. a. a. conversation The young Plato was drawn to the Agora to hear the philosophicla discourse of Scorates and his followers. n. treat with scorn or contempt Only a foolish snob would show such disdain for anyone who doesn't belong to a country club.. undeceive Although she is well into middle age. a. be too proud. unrelated It is difficult. dis(=not)+par(=equal) say that someone or something is of small value or importance.. dis(=not)+in(=in)+gen(=birth) insincere. defeat.. put to rout. dis(=not)+com<con(=thoroughly)+fit(=make. dis(=not)+dain<dign(=worthy) contempt. basically different. there will be no need for you to feel discomfited by even the most probing questions. having self-possession upset. denial. if not impossible. amateur. the once orderly house was in total disarray. effort By dint of much hard work. the volunteers were able to place the raging forest fire under control. v. dis(=apart)+cord(=heart) not in agreement. n. refuse The prisoner attempted to disavow his confession on the grounds that he had not been informed of his legal rights by the district attorney. ruined. having insight Because he was considered the most discerning member of the firm. inharmonious. a disorderly or untidy state After the New Year's party. lack of consistency. dis(=not)+inter(=between)+est(=to be) not influenced by personal feelings or interests. approval or knowledge.Word List Title 309 Vocabulary Wizard 6.. thrown into confusion DISCOMFIT v. difference With all the deductions. Although he was young. formal discussion. I will attempt to disabuse you of your impression of my client's guilt. dis(=not)+ab(=away)+us(=use) free someone from false ideas and mistakes. to organize these disparate elements into a coherent whole. n. v. dabbler He was not serious in his painting. think it dishonorable to do something. absence of agreement.. a. 320 DISCORDANT a. not naive. means. separate. di<dis(=apart)+lapid(=stone) falling to pieces. not harmonious. my Aunt Sally seems unable to disabuse herself of the idea that she is still a teenager. I know he is innocent. his remarks indicated that he was disingenuous. 328 319 DISPARAGE 329 DISPARATE . 321 310 DISCOURSE DILATORY 311 DILETTANTE 322 DISCREPANCY 312 DINT 313 DISABUSE 323 DISCRETE 324 DISDAIN 314 DISARRAY 325 DISINGENUOUS 315 DISAVOW 316 DISAVOWAL 326 DISINTERESTED 317 DISCERNING 327 318 DISJOINTED DISCOMBOBULATED a. n. unprejudiced Since Tom is both smart and disinterested . I think he is the perfect person to decide which of us is right in this long and bitter quarrel. a. This ruse will discomfit the enemy. The police noticed som discrepancies in his description of the crime and did not believe him. scorn.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 14/51 DILAPIDATED a. She tried to unite the discordant factions. a. dis(=not)+a<ad(=to)+vow<voc(=call) deny belief. but their respective programs are so discordant that it will be hard for them to work together. dis(=apart)+crep(=rattle) difference. he was assigned the most difficult cases.. belittle There must be a serious flaw in the character of a girl who makes it habit to disparage the abilities of her best friends. ruined because of neglect Beneath the dilapidated body of the getaway car. these little gifts add up to large sums. delaying Your dilatory tactics may compel me to cancel the contract.. You make enemies of all you disdain. disconnected His remarks were so disjointed that we could not follow his reasoning. disclaiming His disavowal of his part in the conspiracy was not believed by the jury. conflicting The two leaders are trying to form an alliance. speak ill of. not straightforward. indifferent.

scatter like seeds Perhaps he did not originate that vicious rumor.ranging from folk dancing to mathematics. disintegration. that old lion was once a ferocious.. discord Some contemporary musician deliberately use dissonance to achieve certain effects. courageous Many folk tales have sprung up a bout this doughty pioneer who opened up the New World for his followers. di(=apart)+vers(=turn) remarkable difference. v. dis(=apart)+semin(=seed) distribute or spread widely ideas. queer and amusing He was a popular guest because his droll anecdotes were always entertaining. doc(=teach)+ile(=capable of) easily trained or controlled. this worthwhile project will have to remain dormant . away)+vulg(=people) make known something secret. v. optimistic manner did much to disperse the atmosphere of gloom that had settled over the meeting.. worthless impurities Many methods have been devised to separate the valuable metal from the dross. concentrate A moonshiner distills mash into whiskey. snarling beast. a.. worthless residue The dregs of society may be observed in this slum area of the city. a. a. etc. a. n. The diversity of colleges in this country indicates that many levels of ability are being cared for. a. sleeping. go in different directions from the same point The spoken of the wheel diverge from the hub. he needed a diversion from work. an epigrammatist distills thoughts into quips. refine. di<dis(=away. v. n. difference. pretend When she went into her all too familiar act of the uncomplaining martyr.. looseness in morals The profligacy and dissolution of life in Caligula's Rome appall some historians.. rout Her bright. waste matter. a. di<dis(=apart.. disguise. a. most of her writing is mere doggerel. vary. The police fired tear gas into the crowd to disperse the protesters. variety. The spokes of the wheel diverge from the hub. an order to an offending party to rid itself of property. The invention of the radio has helped propagandists to disseminate their favorite doctrines very easily. pastime After studying for several hours. difference. easily managed The young man who seemed so quiet and docile turned out to be very well-informed and to have strong opinions of his own.. act of turning aside. sediment.v. deviate.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 15/51 DISPARITY n. poor verse Although we find occasional snatches of genuine poetry in her work. Even though you are trying to dissemble your motive in joining this group. dis(=not)+sembl(=same) hide one's feeling. disguise. The disparity in their ages made no difference at all. As docile as he seems today. condition of inequality I never cease to wonder at the disparity between what men aspire to do and what they are equipped to do by natural endowment and training. dis(=not)+par(=equal) inequality.Word List Title 330 Vocabulary Wizard 6. untidy She tried to change her dowdy image by buying a new fashionable wardrobe. doctrines. intentions. apart)+spers(=strew) scatter <something> in all directioms. v.because she has great diversity of interests. 342 DIVULGE 331 DISPERSE 343 DOCILE 332 DISSEMBLE 344 DOGGEREL 333 DISSEMINATE 345 DOGMATIC 346 DORMANT 334 DISSOLUTION 335 DISSONANCE 347 DOTING DOUGHTY 336 DISTILL 348 337 DIVERGE 349 DOWDY 350 338 DREGS DIVERSE 351 DROLL 339 DIVERSION 352 DROSS 340 DIVERSITY 353 DUBIOUS . various There are diverse ways of approaching this problem. differing in some characteristics. Sometimes dormant talents in our friends surprise those of us who never realized how gifted our acquaintances really are. but he certainly shares the responsibility for having disseminated it. dorm(=sleep)+ant(=having the quality of) in a state of inactivity but awaiting development or activity. doubtful He has the dubious distinction of being the lowest man in his class. variety. torpid So long as the local government lacks the necessary funds. etc. it can be easily refuted. lethargic. dissimilitude She is never bored. verg(=lean) get farther apart from a point or from each other as they progress. turn off. positive.. v. arbitrary Do not be so dogmatic about that statement. we can see through your pretense. n. n. obedient.. extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent a. slovenly... I could not dissemble my annoyance. 341 DIVESTITURE n. it has the purpose of depriving the defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior v. n. I will not tell you this news because I am sure you will divulge it prematurely. n. purify. a. reveal A person accused of a crime is not obliged to divulge anything that might tend to incriminate him. n.

doctrines. a. etc. many of his listeners were amused and not enlightened. exit Barnum's sing "To the Egress" fooled many people who thought they were going to see an animal and instead found themselves in the street. systems. strikingly juxtaposed to create a unique decor. forcible restraint.. rub out If only I could efface the memory of the look of shock and disappointment on my mother's face!.. elicit She could not educe a principle that would encompass all the data. make indistinct.. using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness. I could tell from their ebullient mood that our team had won. His style of interior decoration was eclectic: bits and pieces of furnishings from widely divergent periods. science.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 16/51 DUCTILITY n. coarse His earthy remarks often embarrassed the women in his audience. n. her natural effervescence soon reasserted itself. 367 EFFEMINATE 356 DURESS 368 357 EARTHY EFFERVESCENCE n. Her effusive manner of greeting her friends finally began to irritate them. The coin had been handled so many times that its date had been effaced.. His ebullient nature could not be repressed. ec<ex(=out)+lect(=choose) selecting from various systems. gushing Not until later did I realize that their effusive expressions of interest in our welfare were insincere and self-serving. a. frugality in the expenditure of money or resources v. the efficient use of resources. a. poem or song expressing lamentation On the death of Edward King. instruct..Word List Title 354 Vocabulary Wizard 6." 369 358 EBULLIENT 370 EFFIGY 359 ECCENTRIC 371 EFFLUVIUM 360 ECCLESIASTIC 372 EFFRONTERY 361 ECLECTIC 373 EFFUSIVE 362 ECONOMICAL 374 EGREGIOUS 363 ECONOMY 375 EGRESS 364 EDIFY 376 365 ELEGY EDUCE v. of or relating to an economy. overflowing with enthusiasm Even before they said a word. .. seal) bubbling. showing excitement. gross. shameless boldness For her to accuse me being selfish after I have sacrificed so much to further her career is sheer effrontery . or sources. EFFICACY n. having womanly traits His voice was high-pitched and effeminate. noxious smell Air pollution has become a serious problem in our major cities. n. the opposition speakers presented a picture od him that was no more than a grotesque effigy for the mob to deride. a. stone. a person who uses eclectic methods in philosophy. a. a. malleability. e<ex(=out)+greg(=flock. he was always exuberant. etc. mob) remarkably bad. n. she gained a well-deserved reputation for being an egregious blunder. ef<ex(=out)+fac(=face) ³µ´á. power to produce desired effect The efficacy of this drug depends on the regularity of the dosage. exuberant. e<ex(=out. or art. ef<ex(=out)+fus(=pour) expressing excessive emotion in an unrestrained manner. etc. inner excitement. ef<ex(=out)+fig(=form) representation of a person in wood.a. especially unlawfully The hostages were held under duress until the prisoners' demands were met. a. the effluvium and the poisons in the air are hazards to life n. overflowing with enthusiaism.... ef<ex(=out)+front(=forehead) impudence. boiling. odd. outstanding. draw forth. overflowing. correct morally Although his purpose was to edify and not to entertain his audience. unrefined. a. the system of production and management of material wealth n. the system of production and distribution and consumption. n. Milton composed the elegy "Lycidas. pouring out. rub or wipe out.high spirits. pouring forth. obliterate. The mob showed its irritation by hanging the judge in effigy. 366 EFFACE 355 DULCET v. exuberance Nothing depressed her for long. She had the effrontery to insult the guest. shocking When the results of her mistakes became obvious. flagrant. n. composed of elements drawn from disparate sources Eclectic school of art are typical of period when there is little original inspiration or bold experimenting. She was an egregious liar and we could never believe her. sweet sounding The dulcet sounds of the birds at dawn were soon drowned out by the roar of traffic passing our motel. whimsical. selective. a. n. ability to be drawn out Copper wire has many industrial uses because of its extreme ductility. composed of material gathered from various sources. used for someone or something bad. flexibility. dummy Determined to discredit the fallen leader. up)+bul (=bubble. pertaining to the church The minister donned his ecclesiastic garb and walked to the pulpit. irregular The comet passed close by the earth in its eccentric orbit.

improve Your chances for promotion in this department will be enhanced if you take some more courses in evening school. v. relying or based on practical experience.. issue. precise. evoke. please intensely The audience was enraptured by the freshness of the voices and the excellent orchestration. imitate As long as our political leaders emulate the virtues of the great leaders of this country. adorn As the news traveled from person to person... Kennedy warned us that governments which make no effort at peaceable reform may engender social unrest that will make violent revolution inevitable. even a short walk to the window left her enervated. he placed his reliance entirely on empirical data. baffling. permit) draw out. enlighten I am waiting for you to elucidate those strage remarks about the background of my family tree!. v. cause. make a story. hard to grasp His elusive dreams of wealth were costly to those of his friends who supported him financially. v. sharing another person's feelings So strong is my empathy with the poems of Robert Frost and I often feel as though I could have written them myself. produce John F. en(=make)+gen(=birth. n. n. n. creation) bring about. explain. or difficulty. force. v. be a burden to. She was slow to recover from her illness. decorate. in love Narcissus became enamored of his own beauty. e<ex(=out)+nerv(=nerve) deprive of strength. it became embellished with so many fanciful details that we found it impossible to tell what had actually happened. e<ex(=out)+lic(=entice. a.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 17/51 ELICIT v. prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area This disease is endemic in this part of the world. weaken physically. v. a. e<ex(=out)+luc(=light) explain. choke up You will never be able to complete this hike if you encumber yourself with so much "essntial equipment". etc. it remained an enigma. em<en(=in)+path(=feel. we shall flourish. He distrusted hunches and intuitive flashes. en(=in)+cumb(=lean. Some people encumber themselves with too much luggage when they take short trips. to admit to the rights of citizenship(especially the right to vote) Although Blacks were enfranchised shortly after the Civil War. endow He was endued with a lion's courage. a.. To receive praise for real accomplishments engenders self-confidence in a child.v. . make a slave. A strong odor of sulphur emanated from the spring. boredom The monotonous routine of hospital life induced a feeling of ennui which made him moody and irritable. 391 ENERVATE 381 EMBELLISH 392 ENFETTER ENFRANCHISE 393 382 EMINENCE 383 EMPATHY 394 ENGENDER 384 EMPIRICAL 395 ENHANCE 396 ENIGMA 397 385 ENNUI EMULATE 398 386 ENRAPTURE ENAMORED a. e<ex(=out)+man(=flow. suffer) projecting oneself into and so fully understanding. more interesting. etc. women did not receive the right to vote until 1920. vigor. throw light on a problem. and wokable. restrain with fetters. based on experience He has no confidence in magical formulas that will solve all our social problems overnight. em<en(=make)+bel (=beautiful) make beautiful. issue forth You may be sure that any directive that emanates from her office will be clear. or morally . em<en(=in)+pir<per(=try out) relying on observation and experiment. not on theory. weakened The vigor of his opponent's attack enervated the young politician. make clear. puzzle Despite all attempts to decipher the code. Mizote is so accomplished a teacher that she can elicit some degree of interest and attention from even the most withdrawn children. v. character. v. 388 378 ENCUMBER ELUCIDATE 389 379 ENDEMIC ELUSIVE a. advance. 387 ENCROACH v. an elevated position with respect to rank. and losing one's identity in a work of art or other object of contemplation.Word List Title 377 Vocabulary Wizard 6. more than 80 percent of the population are at one time or another affected by it. condition. evasive. His handwriting was embellished with flourishes. provide with some quality. v. mentally. 390 ENDUE 380 EMANATE v.. en(=in)+croach<croch(=hook. He was called upon to elucidate the disputed points in his article. lie) get in the way of. The detectives tried to elicit where he had hidden his loot. place.. v. constrain... v.. draw out by discussion Ms. the whole bent of his thinking is practical and empirical . bend) go beyond what is right or natural or desirable The rights guranteed us by the Constitution do not permit you to encroach on the rights of others. etc n. rival. stay) come out.

doubtful. a. he dictated the epitaph he wanted placed on his tombstone. a." John found the novel too episodic. on a small scale. ep<epi(=upon)+hemer(=day)+al(=nature of) living for a very short time. <opp. he could look upon the foolishness of the world with equanimity and humor. ambiguous Macbeth was misled by the equivocal statements of the witches. n. odd.. same)+anim(=mind. something which shows. 411 ERRATIC 401 EPILOGUE 412 ERUDITE 402 EPIPHANY 413 403 ESCHEW EPISODIC a.. fleeting Looking at a lovely young girl. same)+i(=s. n. known only to the chosen few Those students who had access to his esoteric discussions were impressed by the breadth of his knowledge. unpredictable Investors become anxious when the stock market appears erratic.. fine Visitors were impressed by her ethereal beauty. balance. a.> prologue. calmness of temperament To bear evils with equanimity doesn't mean that you should make no effort to correct them. light. settle comfortably The parents thought that their children were ensconced safely in the private school and decided to leave for Europe.. His erudite writing was difficult to read because of the many allusions which were unfamiliar to most readers. n. The expression "he passed away" is a euphemism for "he died. equ(=equal.)+voc(=call. avoid He tried to eschew all display of temper. last part of a literary work. inscription in memory of a dead person The professor wrote his own epitaph before he died.Word List Title 399 Vocabulary Wizard 6. heavenly. vague and indirect words or phrases in place of what is required by truth or accuracy. separated The estranged wife sought a divorce. we insisted on a simple "yes" or "no" answer. n.. In his will. equ(=equal. mild expression in place of an unpleasant one "John" is a euphemism for the toilet. period of equal days and nights. This final book is the epitome of all his previous books. the Italian language is particularly pleasing to the ear when sung. All the eulogies of his friends could not remove the sting of the calumny heaped upon him by his enemies. voice)+ate(=make) use vague expressions. short-lived. phon(=sound) a pleasant sound. loosely connected Though he tried to follow the plot of "Gravity's Rainbow. phe(=say) use of other mild. concise abstract His sonnet was the epitome of all love poems. e<ex(=out)+rud(=crude) having or showing a wide knowledge gained from reading. attempt to conceal the truth Although she tried to equivocate . any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity 410 EQUIVOCATE 400 EPHEMERAL v.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 18/51 ENSCONCE v. a.e. equilivrium The high wire acrobat used his pole as an equipoise to overcome the swaying caused by the wind. life. trasitory. breath) +ity(=state) calmness of mind or temper. sweet sound The psalm is enjoyed for its euphony as much as its content. her delicate charm. In his later years. scholarly Lucy finally completed her erudite term paper. n. the characteristics of something much larger. n. summary. taph(=tomb) an inscription on a gravestone.. log(=speech) peroration. Noted for its euphony even when it is spoken. n. learned. a.. The audience was so disappointed in the play that many did not remain to hear the epilogue. a. v. in which she quoted from more than a hundred sources. The mayfly is an ephemeral creature." n. high praise His brother delivered the eulogy at the funeral. mislead. the beginning of Spring and Autumn The vernal equinox is usually marked by heavy rainstorms.. digest.. n. n. learned. a.. a. including ones in several foreign languages. log(=speech) tribute. balancing force. short speech at conclusion of dramatic work No epilogue for your play needs no excuse. relating to races Intolerance between ethnic groups is deplorable and usually is based on lack of information. 414 ESOTERIC 404 EPITAPH 415 ESTRANGED 405 EPITOME 416 ETHEREAL 417 ETHNIC 406 EQUANIMITY 418 EULOGY 419 407 EUPHEMISM EQUINOX 408 EQUIPOISE 420 EUPHONY 409 EQUIVOCAL . The audience saw through his attempts to equivocate on the subject under discussion and ridiculed his remarks. tom(=cut) summary. lie. I feel a certain sense of sadness because I realize how ephemeral physical beauty is.

pertaining to a formal presentation v. we may regard her noble life as inspiring and exemplary . it's pretty dress. Her exemplary behavior was praised at Commencement. ephemeral. projection. intensive)+van(=empty)+esc(=becoming) tending to fade from sight. politic Cut off from all supplies.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 19/51 EUPHORIA n. etc. orderly exposition of specific facts and ideas. free from a charge or the imputation of guilt. elation. abundant. and I know that you're eager to have it for the Junior Prom. A prgmatic politician. obligation.. a. I am sure this letter naming the actual culprit will exonerate you. cancel. strange Has it occured to you that the exotic foods that we eat only on special occasions are part of the everyday diet in other parts of the world?. v.. conjecture Based on their extrapolation from the results of the primaries on Super Tuesday. v. ex(=out)+ped(=foot) help the progress of. clear from blame He was exculpated of the crime when the real criminal confessed.. up)+tol(=raise. "Jill`s been on cloud nine ever since Jack asked her out. ex(=out)+oner(=burden)+ate(=make) relieve of a burden. The new computerized referral system will greatly expedite the processing of complaints by customers. v. the entire skyline was bathed in an orange-red hue in the evanescent rays of the sunset. ex(=out. industrial products. praise. he was guided by what was expedient rather than by what was ethical. foreign or unusual style. dismissing her friend's euphoria. dig out of the ground. up)+vok/voc(=call) call forth or summon a spirit. fleeting. e<ex(=out. glorify Extolling the people who have done so much to help humanity is fine. explaining something in detail An essay on Good Driving Habits calls not for "witty" or "colorful" writing but for clear.)+ic(=nature of) introduced from another country. remove from a grave Because of the rumor that he had been poisoned. outstanding Although most of us cannnot hope to match her idealism. ex(=out)+pos(=put) an exhibition of art. speed up business. a.. serving as a model. circle) going beyond what is reasonable. the net works predicted that George Bush would be the Republican candidate for the presidency. a. v. capable of being extricated a. reaction. e<ex(=out. That old song never fails to evoke memories of our wonderful summer vacations at the lake. ex(=out)+orb(=track. He evoked much criticism by his hostile manner. remove If you behave. urgent situation Only my family's situation of extreme exigency could have led me to humble myself by asking him for help. vanishing Sure. exculpate The story of his unhappy childhood aroused our sympathy but did not exonerate him from the charge of criminal assault on aged ladies. For a brief moment. lavish His speeches were famous for his exuberant language and vivid imagery. not native. n. etc. excessive Yes. soon going from the memory.etc. n. etc. exo(=outside)+t(=s. it's great to be a big-league ballplayer but bear in mind that the years of stardom are brief and evanescent . phor(=carry) sense of well-being. flay. just. the soldiers had to use various expedients to keep their equipment in working order. striking or pleasing because colorful or unusual.. ex(=out)+ped(=foot) an expedient thing.. Because of his exotic headdress. a.Word List Title 421 Vocabulary Wizard 6. In this exigency. acquit. he was followed in the streets by small children who laughed at his strange appearance. advantageous though contrary to principle. 430 EXORBITANT a. n. but don't you think the price is little exorbitant ?. exculpate. effusive. The people grumbled at his exorbitant prices but paid them because he had a monopoly. but it is no substitute for trying to make contribution of your own. ex(=out)+em<empt(=take) serving as an example or a warning. ex(=out)+ig(=drive) a situation demanding urgent action or attention. we must look for aid from our allies. The astronauts were extolled as the pioneers of the Space Age. practical. v. a.. usual. auitable. I will expunge this notation from your record. n.. v. abrade These shoes are so ill-fitting that they will excoriate the feet and create blisters. draw forth or elicit a particular mental image.e. " said Betty.a. likely to be useful or helpful for a purpose.etc. support) praise highly.. proper. etc.. 422 EVANESCENT 431 EXOTIC 423 EVOKE 432 EXPEDIENT 424 EXCORIATE 425 EXCULPATE 433 EXPEDITE 426 EXEMPLARY 434 EXPOSITION 427 EXHUME 435 EXPOSITORY EXPUNGE 436 428 EXIGENCY 437 EXTOL 429 EXONERATE 438 EXTRAPOLATION 439 EXTRICABLE EXUBERANT 440 . v.. his body was exhumed in order that an autopsy might be performed. feeling of exaggerated (or unfounded) well-being He was full of euphoria after the birth.

fertility. A dog's fidelity to its owner is one of the reasons why that animal is a favorite household pet. agitation. loyalty. v. object supposed to possess magical powers. well chosen He was famous for his felicitous remarks and was called upon to serve as master-of-ceremonies at many a banquet. fid(=trust)+el(=s. commotion The entire country was in a state of ferment. n.Word List Title 441 Vocabulary Wizard 6. v. dissension The quarrels and bickering of the two factions within the club disturbed the majority of the members.. inclined to form factions. investigate I find his motives impossible to fathom. I suggest we adopt it. n.a. I know I am fallible. make less difficult He tried to facilitate matters at home by getting a part-time job. invention. n. front of the building The facade of the church had often been photographed by tourists because it was more interesting than the rear. a. misleading Your reasoning must be fallacious because it leads to a ridiculous answer. courting favor by cringing and flattering She was constantly surrounded by a group of fawning admirers who hoped to win some favor. difficult to please. 442 FACADE 458 FEIGN 459 443 FELICITOUS FACETIOUS 444 FACILITATE 460 FERMENT 461 445 FERRET FACTION 462 FERVID 446 FACTIOUS 463 FERVOR 447 FALLACIOUS 464 FESTER 448 FALLIBLE 465 FETISH 449 FANATIC FASTIDIOUS 466 FETTER 450 467 FIAT 451 FATHOM 468 FICKLE 452 FATUOUS 453 FAWNING 469 FIDELITY 454 FEALTY 455 FEASIBLE 470 FIGMENT 456 FECUND 471 FINESSE . faithless The taste of the public is so fickle that a TV performer who is a big hit one season may be out of a job the next. suitably expressed. I must admire her unshakable fidelity to them. He discovered she was fickle and went out with many men. give forth The maple syrup is obtained from the sap that exudes from the trees in early spring. party. loyalty. apt. glowing ardor Their kiss was full of the fervor of first love. n. faithfulness. an object of special devot The native wore a fetish around his neck to ward off evil spirits. v. causing dissension Your statement is factious and will upset the harmony that now exists. n. clique. capable of producing offspring or vegetation. a. squeamish The waitresses disliked serving him dinner because of his very fastidious taste.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 20/51 EXUDE v. intellectually productive 457 FECUNDITY n. often changing. fruitfulness The fecundity of his mind is illustrated by the many vivid images in his poems. n. but I feel confident that I am right this time. ardent Her fervid enthusiasm inspired all of us to undertake the dangerous mission. pretend Lady Macbeth feigned illness in the courtyard although she was actually healthy. v. exactness Although I don't agree with all her ideas.. discharge.)+ity(=act) faithful devotion to duty or to one's obligations or vows. v. accuracy. n. a. comprehend. not constant. imaginary thing That incident never took place. jocular Your facetious remarks are not appropriate at this serious moment. v. a. humorous. a. a. practical This is an entirely feasible proposal. shackle The prisoner was fettered to the wall. n. a religious zealot a. a. fal (=err)+ible(=capable of) liable to error There is an old saying that pencils are made with erasers because everyone is fallible . drive or hunt out of hiding She ferreted out their secret. changeable.e. a. inane He is far to intelligent to utter such fatuous remarks. I feel that I must be consulted. generate pus When her finger began to fester. a. n. command I cannot accept government by fiat. a.. the doctor lanced it and removed the splinter which had caused the pus to form. delicate skill The finesse and adroitness of the surgeon impressed the observers in the operating room. a. foolish. it is a figment of your imagination. n. faithfulness The feudal lord demanded fealty of his vassals. n.

instigate This report will foment dissension in the club. a. encourage According to the legend. n. but the fractious behavior of a few individuls impaired our team spirit and led to a losing season. bravery. prevent by taking action in advance We trid to forestall the threatened foreclosure. we must live with frugality or our money will be gone.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 21/51 FINITE a. raid The company staged a midnight foray against the enemy outpost. slight fault We can overlook the foibles of our friends. or difficulty.)+ous(=having the quality of) irritable. a. tne prospective bride and groom hoped to forestall any potential arguments about money in tne event of a divorce. suitable to debate or courts of law In her best forensic manner. I will ask for volunteers who are willing to assume the risks. courage The nurses displayed unwavering fortitude during the epidemic. pert. bad-tempered. a. n. v.a. he refused to be curbed.. do something first and so prevent another from doing it. n. fort(=strong) calm courage in the face of pain. peevish. n. stall(=to put) upset somebody or his plans by doing something unexpectedly early. bombastic Several in the audience were deceived by his fustian style. series of changes While conditions are in such a state of flux.Word List Title 472 Vocabulary Wizard 6. n. limited It is difficult for humanity with its finite existence to grasp the infinite. danger. it is not essential that we admire everything they write. explode The people against whom she fulminated were innocent of any wrongdoing. a. unruly We had many talented players. a. Romulus and Remus were fostered by a she-wolf. n. the home team's spirits flagged. v. trifling gaiety Your flippancy at this serious moment is offensive. stir up. rear. thunder. our youngest son is preparing to spend his first summer away from home. v. a. filled Since this enterprise is fraught with danger. disgustingly excessive His fulsome praise of the dictator annoyed his listeners. flabby His sedentary life had left him with flaccid muscles. I do not wish to commit myself too deeply in this affair. While it is necessary to provide these fledgling poets with an opportunity to present their work. weakness. thrift In these difficult days. The fractious horse unseated its rider. mock The headstrong youth flouted all authority. n. By setting up a prenuptial agreement.e. buy up. n. v. young inexperienced person Like a fledgling about to leave the nest for the first time. n. having a light. a. He was awarded the medal for his fortitude in the battle. by chance There is no connection between these two events. trifling disposition 487 FORENSIC a.. frenzied. reject. a. young bird just able to fly. ornate Modern architecture has discarded the flamboyant trimming on buildings and emphasizes simplicity of line. pompous. they mistook pomposity for erudition. self-control Her forbearance during the depression was inspiring. 473 FISSURE 488 FORESTALL 474 FLACCID 475 FLAG 489 FORTITUDE 476 FLAMBOYANT 490 FORTUITOUS 477 FLEDGLING 491 FOSTER 492 FRACTIOUS 478 FLIPPANCY 479 FLIPPANT FLOUT 493 480 FRAUGHT v. frantic His frenetic activities convinced us that he had no organized plan of operation. v. 494 481 FLUENCY FRENETIC 482 FLUX 495 FRUGALITY 483 FOIBLE 496 FULMINATE 484 FOMENT 497 FULSOME 485 FORAY 498 FURTIVE 486 FORBEARANCE 499 FUSTIAN . flowing. a.. accidental.. the lawyer addressed the jury. fract(=break)+i(=s. stealthy The boy gave a furtive look at his classmate's test paper. their timing is entirely fortuitous. We must use forbearance in dealing with him because he is still weak from his illness. n. patience. drop. crevice The mountain climbers secured footholds in tiny fissures in the rock.. no one is perfect. a. grow feeble When the opposing hockey team scored its third goal only minutes into the first quarter. smoothness of speech He spoke French with fluency and ease.

wordy Many members avoided the company of the garrulous old gentleman because his constant chatter on trivial matters bored them. gather. gen(=birth)+i(=s. do you thing o the many victims your have defrauded? v. n.sympathetic. it is a tactical mistake v. a. stir up The entire nation was galvanized into strong military activity by the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. you should apologize for making them. social blunder According to Miss Manners. cause to sprout. kindliness. a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess. gaudy She wore a garish rhinestone necklace. deny She was too honest to gainsay the truth of the report. n. a. 514 GERMANE a. etc. sympathy This restaurant is famous and popular because of the geniality of the proprietor who tries to make everyone happy. a. speak foolishly The demented man gibbered incoherently. v. v. warm. n. arranged by degrees (of height. epicure. view malevolently As you gloat over your ill-gotten wealth. 515 501 GERMINATE GAINSAY 502 GALVANIZE 516 GERRYMANDER 503 GAMUT 517 GIBBER 504 GARBLED 518 GIST 505 GARISH 519 GLIB 506 GARNER 520 GLOAT 507 GARRULITY 521 GLUT 508 GARRULOUS 522 GLUTTON 523 509 GNARLED GAUCHE 524 510 GOAD GAUNTLET n. cheerfulness. loquacious. fill to excess The many manufacturers glutted the market and could not find purchasers for the many articles they had produced.) Margaret loved her graduated set of Russian hollow wooden dolls. a. based on false or unfair selection The garbled report confused many readers who were not familiar with the facts. change voting district lines in order to favor a political party The illogical pattern of the map of this congressional district is proof that the State Legislature gerrymandered this area in order to favor the majority party. boorish Such remarks are gauche and out of place. v. kindly. a. she spent hours happily putting the smaller dolls into their larger counterparts. v. sheer. stimulate by shock. but in his own way he is at least trying to be friendly. 525 GOSSAMER 511 GENIAL 526 GOURMAND 512 GENIALITY 527 GRADUATED 513 GENRE 528 GRANDIOSE . style of art illustrating scenes of common life His painting of fisher folk at their daily tasks is an excellent illustration of genre art. a. to call your husband by your lover's name is worse than a mere gaffe. like cobwebs Nylon can be woven into gossamer or thick fabrics. difficulty. the leading lady was able to demonstrate the complete gamut of her acting ability. overstock. person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink The gourmand liked the French cuisine. twisted The gnarled oak tree had been a landmark for years and was mentioned in several deeds. n. a. entire range In this performance. v. mixed up. we must take up the gauntlet and meet our adversary fearlessly.)+al(=nature of) favorable to growth. the plants may be removed from the cold frames and transplanted to the garden. v. sprout After the seeds germinate and develop their permanent leaves.e. a. bearing upon the case at hand The lawyer objected that the testimony being offered was not germane to the case at hand. talkativeness The man who married a dumb wife asked the doctor to make him deaf because of his wife's garrulity after her cure. urge on He was goaded by his friends until he yielded to their wishes. sociable Jerry is not the most genial person in the world. imposing. impressive His grandiose manner impressed those who met him for the first time. n. essence She was asked to give the gist of the essay in two sentences.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 22/51 GAFFE n. store up She hoped to garner the world's literature in one library. wolverine of northern Eurasia a. clumsy. express evil satisfaction. a. leather glove Now that we have been challenged. v. n. fluent He is glib and articulate speaker. mild. pertinent.Word List Title 500 Vocabulary Wizard 6. n.

noisy speech Inher lengthy harangue. . v. mob)+ari(=s. who believed his stories of easy wealth. a.. v. why am I sitting here all by myself on this beautiful spring evening?. complain. many) living in groups or societies. crawl or creep on gound. fuss Students traditionally grouse about the abysmal quality of "mystery meat" and similar dormitory food. we do not have to grovel before our conquerors. blessed. a. a. boisterous laughter The loud guffaw that came from the closed room indicated that the members of the committee had not yet settled down to serious business.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 23/51 GRATUITOUS a. Ms. deceit. during which she enrolled in the peace Corps. he was harassed by his creditors. people were not worried about sneak attacks and bombings. n. your assumption that you can beat me is quite gratuitous .)+ous(=full. She was not gregarious and preferred to be alone most of the time.. group of persons in authority. and guileless. or given without good reason. obcure and mysterious. calm. without deceit He is naive. grat(=thank. wasted away. gap. Clements has devoted herself to her medical career. easily deeived He preyed upon gullible people.e. the detective investigated the murder case. She shuddered at the frisly sight. to annoy by repeated attacks When he could not pay his bills as quickly as he had promised. human beings are naturally gregarious . pause Except for a brief two-year hiatus. done. consecrated She was laid to rest in hallowed ground.)+ous(=having the quality of) given. greg(=flock. simple. a. unwarranted Since you've never seen me play tennis.. hedon(=pleasure) belief that pleasure is the chief good. obtained. v. a. obstruct The minority party agreed not to hamper the efforts of the leaders to secure a lasting peace. unfortunate This hapless creature had never known a moment's pleasure. given freely.. gaunt After his long illness. peaceful In those halcyon days. duplicity She achieved her high position by guile and treachery. n. random. pleasing)+uit(=s. belief that pleasure is the sole aim in life A culture devoted to hedonism is in danger of becoming soft. liking the company of others. remain prostrate Even though we have been defeated. a. v. 543 HAMPER 544 530 HAPHAZARD GREGARIOUS 545 HAPLESS 546 531 HARANGUE GRISLY 547 HARASS 532 GROUSE 548 HAUGHTY 533 GROVEL 549 HEDONISM 534 GUFFAW 550 HEDONISTIC HERETIC 535 GUILE 551 536 GUILELESS 552 HERMETIC 537 GUISE 553 HIATUS 538 GULLIBLE 554 HIERARCHY 539 HACKNEYED 540 HAGGARD 555 541 HIRSUTE HALCYON a. body divided into ranks A superintendent is at the head of the hierarchy of educators responsible for the schooling of our children and young people.e. a. occult It is strange to consider that modern chemistry originated in the hermetic teachings of the ancient alchemists. hairy He was a hirsute individual with a heavy black beard. n. n. It was difficult to step out of one's place in this hierarchy. a. ghastly The mangled bodies of the victims told their own grisly story of what had happened. appearance. devoted to pleasure n. a. hedonism and asceticism are opposing philosophies of human behavior. rule)+y(=that which) organization with grades of authority from lowest to highest. he was pale and haggard. 542 HALLOWED a. as sociologists tell us. trite The English teacher criticized her story because of its hackneyed and unoriginal plot. I resent your gratuitous remarks because no one asked for them. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy n. uncalled.Word List Title 529 Vocabulary Wizard 6. n. a. by chance His haphazard reading left him unacquainted with the authors of the books. costume In the guise of a blumber. causing horror or terror. or done without payment. a. n. person who maintains opinions contrary to the doctrines of the church She was punished by the Spanish Inquisition because she was a heretic. a. sociable If. group of bishops of a country. commonplace. hier(=holy)+arch(=govern. he cannot be guilty of fraud. the principal berated the offenders.

.kind) of the same kind The immigrants added diversity to the homogeneous neighborhood. mean. exaggeration. it is wise to discount his claims. utterly unable to remember the next line!. ideas of a group people That ideology is dangerous to this country because it embraces undemocratic philosophies. deceiving I resent his hypocritical posing as a friend for I know he is interested only in his own advancement. offer as a sacrifice What a shock it was for her to discover the unworthiness of the cause for which she had immolated her youth.Word List Title 556 Vocabulary Wizard 6. humbleness of spirit He spoke with a humility and lack of pride that impressed his listeners. excellent and delightful in all respects. a. perfectly clean. an image-breaker.. of low birth. a. perplexity. overstatement It was hyperbole to say felt heavy as a moose... pure. a. spot) pure. heap. eccentricity One of his personal idiosyncrasies was his habit of rinsing all cutlery given him in a restaurant. impending. and her hopes of happiness. this plan is inspired by ignoble motives and I must. The imminent battle will soon determine our success or failure in this conflict. disgrace. hte tourists rushed home. n. attacking cherished traditions George Bernard Shaw's iconoclastic plays often startled more conventional people. grind) kill as an offering. without a spot or stain. The man was hoary and wrinked when he was 70. i<in(=not)+gno(=know) bringing contempt. advising his listeners to repent and reform. right in every detail. a.. 568 IDEOLOGY n. serious warning His speeches were always homilies. sacrifice one thing to another. fill His visits to the famous Gothic cathedrals imbued him with feelings of awe and reverence. n. likely to happen without delay. hypo(=under)+thet(=put)+ical(=nature of) having the nature of a hypothesis or a based on hypothesis. faultless. 574 562 HYBRID 563 HYPERBOLE IMBROGLIO 575 IMBUE 564 HYPOCRITICAL 576 IMMACULATE 565 HYPOTHETICAL 577 IMMINENT 566 ICONOCLAST 578 IMMOLATE 567 ICONOCLASTIC . project) impending. disgraceful Can you imagine anything more ignominious than standing there on the stage. produced by fire. v. mongrel. and other igneous rocks are found in great abundance around Mount Vesuvius near Naples. charmingly simple and serene a. his failure after making a valiant effort may serve as an inspiration to young people. v. bol(=throw) exaggerated statement made for effect and not intended to be taken literally. The country smarted under the ignominious defeat and dreamed of the day when it would be victorious. im<in(=on)+mol(=grain. white with age The man was hoary and wrinkled when he was 70. a. n. n. mixed breed Mendel's formula explains the appearance of hybrids and pure species in breeding. entanglement He was called in to untangle the imbroglio but failed to bring harmony to the situation. volcanic Lavam pumice. n. oppose it. therefore. near at hand When the outbreak of the war seemed imminent . unworthy Far from being ignoble . The tribal king offered to immolate his daughter to quiet the angry gods. Educators try to put pupils of similar abilities into classes because they believe that this homogeneous grouping is advisable. he honed his razor with great care. dishonorable. a. before hundreds of people. i<in(=not)+gno(=know) of low character. a. v. im<in(=on)+min(=hang. a. of lowly origin. spotless George Washington's immaculate reputation as a dedicated patriot has been an inspiration to many generations of Americans. n. shame. sharpen To make shaving easier. a complicated situation. tendency of a system to maintain relative stability A breakdown of the body's immune system severely undermines the body's ability to maintain homeostasis. her talents. pretending to be virtuous. This salesman is guilty of hyperbole in describing his product. suggestive of an idyll.. saturate.. someone who tries to destroy traditional ideas or institutions a. im<in(=not)+macul(=stain. gen(=birth. Why do we have to consider hypothetical cases when we have actual case histories which we may examine? n.. based on assumptions or hypotheses By reference to hypothetical cases. sermon. you may be able to clarify the difference between "murder" and "manslaughter" for the law students. The West Point cadets were immaculate as they line d up for inspection. peculiarity.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 24/51 HOARY a. 557 HOMEOSTASIS 569 IDIOSYNCRASY 570 IDYLLIC 558 HOMILY 571 IGNEOUS 559 HOMOGENEOUS 572 IGNOBLE 560 HONE 573 561 IGNOMINIOUS HUMILITY n.

You cannot change their habits for their minds are impervious to reasoning. domineering His tone of voice was so imperious that I wasn't sure if he was asking me for a loan or demanding payment of tribute. weaker. he felt that he was the victim of an implacable fate. exempt He was fortunately immune from the disease and could take care of the sick. a. though inept. irreverence. make worse or less. a. pray that evil will befall To imprecate Hitler's atrocities is not enough. v. suffer) showing no sign of feeling. you will become familiar with many of the implements that dentists use. v. a. deadlock. not repentant We could see by his brazen attitude that he was impenitent. im<in(=not)+per(=through)+vi<via(=road.. im<in(=not)+pas (=feel. rash We tried to curb his impetuous behavior because we felt that in his haste he might offend some people.. all those jokes and wisecracks you hear on TV talk shows are usually prepared by professional gag writers and are carefully rehearshed. In this impasse.. step) blind alley. hasty. diminish in value Are you suggesting that the mere fact that he is below averge height wuold impair his ability to serve as class president. a.Word List Title 579 Vocabulary Wizard 6. worsen. intensive)+per<par(=arrange) commanding.etc. without feeling. Her listeners were amazed that such a thorough presentation could be made in an impromptu speech. furnish with tools In your training course for dental assistant. but he seemed to impervious to such influences.. violent. Scientists are constantly seeking to discover the immutable laws of nature. suppy what is needed. n. but inevitably we arrived at the impasse where we had to face realities and make painful decisions.v. not permitting passage through His parents tried to encourage an interest in literature. v. im<in(=not)+pro(=before)+mpt<empt(=take) improvisation.. I am unwilling to implement this plan until I have assurances that it has the full approval of your officials. a. not wise I think it is impolitic to raise this issue at the present time because the public is too angry. The American Indian has been incorrectly depicted as an impassive individual. to pass through. far from being immutable . curse. without previous preparation Far from being impromptu . wickedness We must regard your blasphemy as an act of impiety. 590 IMPIETY 582 IMPALE 591 IMPLACABLE 583 IMPASSE 592 IMPLEMENT 584 IMPASSIVE 593 IMPLICATION 594 IMPLICIT 585 IMPEDE 595 IMPOLITIC 586 IMPENITENT 596 IMPRECATE 587 IMPERIOUS 597 IMPRECATION IMPROMPTU 598 . im<in(=not)+plac(=soothe. an promptu speech. im<in(=not)+pair<par(=equal) damage. all turned to prayer as their last hope. etc. im<in(=not)+pas (=stride... n. you do not trust our captain. 588 IMPERVIOUS 580 IMMUTABLE a. undemonstrative and stoical. a. a. n. understood but not stated It is implicit that you will come to our aid if we are attacked. n. way) not allowing water. This arrest will impair her reputation in the community. predicament from which there is no escape For a long time we lived in the illusion that "everything would come out all right". relentless. block The special prosecutor determined that the Attorney General. music and art. a. im<in(=not)+mut(=change) that cannot be changed.a. hinder.. 589 581 IMPETUOUS IMPAIR v. not penetrable. agreement.performance. unmoved. incapable of being pacified As he watched his house go up in flames. urgent. unchangeable The institution of our society. we must insure against any future practice of genocide. please) that cannot be appeased. without preparation or advance thought. that which is hinted at or suggested If I understand the implications of your remark. promise into effect. not moved or influenced by. im<in(=in)+ple(=fill) tool or instrument for working with. carry an undertaking. are in the process of change at this very moment. His imperiousness indicated that he had long been accustomed to assuming command. haughty.. n. arrogant. not affected by pain Psychologists tell us that people who seem to be unusually impassive are often the ones most likely to lose emotional control of themselves in times of stress. Madame Defarge was the implacable enemy of the Evermonde family. place or position from which there is no way out.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 25/51 IMMUNE a.. peace. a curse n. im<in(=in. had not intentionally set out to impede the progress of the investigation. pierce He was impaled by the spear hurled by his adversary.

a. absurdity The incongruity of his wearing sneakers with formal attire amused the observers. in(=not)+cor<con(=together)+rig<rect(=straight) that cannt be corrected. n. identity. into)+cis(=cut) sharp and cutting. the officials ordered that the school day begin with the singing of a hymn. gainsay It is not for me to impugn his motives. compensate for loss The city will indemnify all home owners whose property is spoiled by this project. forth)+vid(=look) not looking to future needs.express doubt about a statement. or details 618 607 INCISIVE INDEFATIGABILITY n. poverty. 610 INCOMMODIOUS a. im<in(=not)+pro(=before. uncorrectable He has deceived me so many times that I am forced to the conclusion that he is simply an incorrigible liar. improved. n. uninterrupted HIs feverish and incessant activity cannot hide the fact that he dosen't know what he is doing. not logically coordinated. producing indistinct speech He became inarticulate with rage and uttered sounds without meaning. doubt. elements. he will go to trial. im<in(=on. Lincoln asked a few incisive question that showed up the fatal weaknesses in his opponent's position. we shall have to rely on the hens to incubate these eggs. without a material body We must devote time to the needs of our incorporeal mind as well as our corporeal body. in(=not)+ces (=go) continuous. inharmonious The married couple argued incessantly and finally decided to separate because they were incompatible. a. repraoch You cannot ignore the imputations in his speech that you are the guilty party. rudimentary. speechless.Word List Title 599 Vocabulary Wizard 6.. lacking caution. in(=not)+co<con(=thoroughly)+gn<gno(=know) concealed under a disguised identity. in(=in. etc. charge If the grand jury indicts the suspect. tireless He was indefatigable in his constant efforts to raise funds for the Red Cross.. or reformed beacause firmly established as a bad habit. concealed. on)+culc<calc(=tread) impress upon the mind by frequent repetition or persistent urging." a. a. hatch. The crickets kept up an incessant chirping which disturbed our attempts to fall asleep. imprison The warden will incarcerate the felon after conviction. cutting. v. recently begun. often repeated. 611 INCOMPATIBLE 600 IMPRUDENT 612 INCONGRUITY 601 IMPUGN 613 INCORPOREAL 614 INCORRIGIBLE 602 IMPUTATION 603 INARTICULATE 615 INCUBATE 604 INCARCERATE 616 INCULCATE 605 INCESSANT 617 606 INCURSION INCHOATE a. charge. teach Before we start out to inculcate certain principles in young people. v. 619 608 INCOGNITO 620 INDEMNIFY 621 INDICT 622 INDIGENCE 609 INCOHERENT .. The monarch enjoyed traveling through the town incognito and mingling with the populace. injudicious It is imprudent to exercise vigorously and become overheated when you are unwell. v. a. a. v. v.. n. but how could anyone except an overambitious scoundrel have misted his friends in that way?. make secure against loss. tireless determination INDEFATIGABLE a. as to parts.etc. they had to improvise for closet space.quality. against)+pugn(=fight) attack by argument or criticism. challenge.. clear-cut. with one's name. a.. not stopping. he was sentenced to life imprisonment. thriftless It is a commonplace of human experience that most improvident young people do not become aware of their folly until they are no longer young. immaterial.act. v. a. elementary Before the Creation. Because he was an incorrigible criminal. n. not spacious In their incommodious quarters..e. He was constantly being warned to mend his improvident ways and begin to "save for a rainy day. with identity concealed. let's be very sure that these principles are truly desirable for them and their society. there would be no point in her traveling incognito . wasteful. temporary invasion The nightly incursions and hit-and-run raids of our neighbors across the border tried the patience of the country to the point where we decided to retaliate in force. in(=in. a. sharp In the Lincoln-Douglas debates.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 26/51 IMPROVIDENT a. the world was an inchoate mass. using an assumed name Since her face is well known to movie fans all over the world. indigent Neither the economists nor the political scientisis have found a way to wipe out the inequities of wealth and eliminate indigence from our society. In an effort to inculcate religious devotion. acute. His incisive remarks made us see the fallacy in our plans. lack of harmony. I cannot impugn your honesty without evidence. scheme Inasmuch as our supply of electricity is cut off. with an assumed name.

He tried to ingratiate himself into her parents' good graces. wicked. open. n. a. George Washington's green recruits of a few years earlier had beed forged into an indomitable army.. wrong in a foolish and awkward way. incompetent You may criticize the roads and the lights. in(=to)+dulg(=yield)+ent(=having the quality of) inclined to indulge.. humoring. choosing at random. pleasing. unjust.. for example. having a bad reputation. v. a. in(=not)+im<am(=love) hostile. 634 INERT 624 INDIGNANT 635 INERTIA 625 INDISCRIMINATE 636 INFAMOUS 637 626 INFER INDOLENCE 627 INDOLENT INDOMITABLE 628 638 INGENUOUS 629 INDUBITABLY 639 INGRATIATE 630 INDULGENT 640 INHERENT 631 INELUCTABLE 641 INIMICAL 642 632 INIQUITOUS INEPT . An indulgent parent may spoil a child by creating an artificial atmosphere of leniency. a.. the speaker explained quietly the ineluctable tragedy that results from drug abuse. in(=not)+e<ex(=out)+luct(=struggle) that cannot be escaped from. 633 INEQUITY n. She felt that they were inimical and were hoping for her downfall. a rock or a piece of wood... Tobacco is one of the indigenous plants which the early explorers found in this country. notoriously bad For some years Benedict Arnold served heroically in the American Revolution. unfairness In demanding equal pay for equal work. a. We must be particularly cautious when we infer that a person is guilty on the basis of circumstantial evidence. state of being inert or indisposed to move Our inertia in this matter may prove disastrous. a. habitually inactive or idle a. The constant turmoil in the office proved that she was an inept administrator. flatter. absurd. a.. unconquerable By 1781. She disapproved of her son's indiscriminate television viewing and decided to restrict him to educational programs. in(=not)+dis(=apart)+crimin(=separate. lenient or kind. in(=in)+gen(=birth. beyond a doubt Because her argument was indubitably valid. innocent. wicked I cannot approve of the iniquitous methods you used to gain your present position. that cannot be subdued or conquered. a. firmly established by nature or habit His inherent love of justice compelled him to come to their aid. the judge accepted it. a. naive. n. guilty. unfriendly. not to be escaped Letting the grim facts speak for themselves. harmful. in(=in)+grat(=thank. Jesse James was an infamous outlaw. but the fact is that most automobile accidents are caused simply by inept drives. lenient Judge Burnham has a reputation for being indulgent but not when confronting a teenager charged with reckless driving.. but I think they are an indiscriminate collection of junk. hostile We shall oppose any changes in the labor code that appear inimical to the health and safety of workers. yielding. conclude Am I to infer from your statement that there would be no point in further negotiation?. women protest the basic inequity of a system that allots grater financial rewards to men.especially in order to gain an adventage. in(=not)+fam<fa(=say) disgraceful. lacking independent power to move. a. young. crime) acting without care or taste. v. but then he disgraced his name for all time by an infamous act of treason. confused The furnishings in his apartment are supposed to be "original" and "colorful". favor) bring oneself into favor. These remarks indicate that you are ingenuous and unaware of life's harsher realities.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 27/51 INDIGENOUS a. The founders of our country had indomitable willpower.Word List Title 623 Vocabulary Wizard 6. become popular with How can we have any respect for people who try to ingratiate themselves by offering flattery and favors?. in(=not)+ept<apt(=fit) not suitable to the purpose. unsuited. irresistible. we must move to aid our allies immediately. deduce. a. a. in(=in)+fer(=carry) reach an opinion from facts or reasoning. unsophisticated Can you be so ingenuous that you don't realize she is paying us all those phony compliments to get something out of us?. a. in(=not)+domit(=tame)+able(=capable of) unyielding. not active This experiment can be repeated with any inert object. indi(=within)+gen(=birth)+ous(=having the quality of) native or beloning naturally For many years. laziness He outgrew his youthful indolence to become a model of industry and alertness on the job. creation) frank. natural. having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness a. there was a tendnecy in the part of American and Europeans to ignore the highly developed indigenous cultures of the peoples of Africa. He felt that his fate was ineluctable and refused to make any attempt to improve his lot. often to excess.

She had an inordinate fondness for candy. 668 IRASCIBLE 656 INTEMPERANCE n. a. the quality of being insalubrious and debilitating 661 INTRANSIGENT 648 INSALUBRIOUS INSALUBRITY INSCRUTABLE 649 662 650 INTREPID a. a. into.a. immoderate action or indulgence. easily angered Her irascible temper frightened me. on and off You cannot hope to make good at this job by exerting intermittent efforts. a. refractory After repeated efforts to appeal to his "better" nature had proved completely fruitless. your motives are inscrutable. v. unconscious. isolation The insularity of the islanders manifested itself in their suspicion of anything foreign. he uaed rhetoricaltricks and slashing invective to attack his opponent. e. she seems insensible to shame. dull I am bored by your insipid talk.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 28/51 INNATE a. in(=in. in(=in)+nat(=to be born) existing naturally rather than acquired.. lead astray. The strike settlement has collapsed because both sides are intransigent. forbid Civilized nations must interdict the use of nuclear weapons of we expect our society to live. lacking money to pay When rumors that he was insolvent reached his creditors. naturally.. not to be discovered I tried to make some sense out of the strange orders he had given us. His innate talent for music was soon recognized by his parents.. I fail to understand the reasons for your outlandish behavior. a. utter censure or invective He inveighed against the demagoguery of the previous speaker and urged that the audience reject his philosophy as dangerous.. hint. Our picnic was marred by intermittent rains. periodic. a. existing as an inherent attribute.. n.. 658 INTERMITTENT 644 INNOCUOUS 659 645 INTRACTABLE INNOVATE INNUENDO v..Word List Title 643 Vocabulary Wizard 6. at iomes when I would be covered with embarrassment. Let him drink it. state of stubborn unwillingness to compromise The intransigence of both parties in the dispute makes an early settlement almost impossible to obtain. harmless The tough leadership we need in these troubled times will not come from uncertain and innocuous personalities. against)+vect<veh(=carry) abuse language. irritable. intrinsic Although my grandmother's china has intrinsically little value. a. to introduce or strive to introduce new things n. inherently. 667 INVEIGLE 655 INSULARITY n. immoderate. the intrepid prosecutor was able to obtain a conviction of the corrupt officials. excessive. tasteless. I shall always cherish it for the memories it evokes. unrestrained. He had expected criticism but not the invective which greeted his proposal. a. in(=not)+tract(=draw) unruly or stubborn. without concern or care Your insouciant attitude at such a critical moment indicates that you do not understand the gravity of the situation. For his intrepid conduct in battle. The horse was intractable and refused to enter the starting gate. n. not easily controlled or dealt with. a. denounce. incomprehensible. in(=not)+trans(=across)+ig(=drive) a person who is intransigent. detrimental to health n. inter(=between)+mit(=send) stopping and starting again at intervals. hardened She became inured to the Alaskan cold. 660 646 INTRANSIGENCE 647 INORDINATE a. in(=not)+trep<trem(=fear) fearless. violent expressions Instead of facts and logic. narrow-mindedness. essentially. prohibit. a. as of the appetites . 663 INTRINSICALLY 651 INSENSIBLE 664 INURED 652 INSIPID 665 INVECTIVE 653 INSOLVENT 666 654 INVEIGH INSOUCIANT a. they began to press him rer payment of the money due them.. refusing any compromise I am proud to have it said of me that I am stubborn and intransigent when genuine moral issues are involved. indifferent. inborn Only when we tried to carry out the plan did its innate defects become evident to us. accustomed. it is innocuous and will have no ill effect. unresponsive Sherry and I are very different. in(=not)+ordin(=order) not properly restrained or controlled. excessive Since the townspeople felt that the fee asked by the Pied Piper was inordinate they decided to pay him nothing at all. especially in politics. that cannot be understood or known. a.. he was promoted. insinuation I resent the innuendos in your statement more than the statement itself. to. uncompromising. 657 INTERDICT v. I decided that he was utterly intractable . backrupt. bold Despite the threats made against his life. wheedle She was inveigled into joining the club after an initial reluctance. v. in(=not)+noc(=harm) causing no harm. but his plan and purpose remained utterly inscrutable . in(=not)+scrut(=examine) mysterious. n. you must do your best every day and every hour of the day. unruly. curses.

careless We dislike restaurants where the service is lax and inattentive. jud(=judge)+ici(=s.Word List Title 669 Vocabulary Wizard 6.. unchaste He is a lecherous and wicked old man. At a key moment in his life. The hot. Martin Luther King. v. range of knowledge I cannot answer your question since this matter is beyond my ken. a. weary. ir<in(=not)+re(=again)+par(=arrange) that cannot be repaired. languor. no matter how serious. tear Her body was lacerated in the automobile crash. the state of being dormant a. a. bear)+ent(=having the quality of) present but not yet active. a. etc. a. a. plan of a trip Before leaving for his first visit to France and England. n.he increased greatly the fortune his parents had left him. producing tears His voice has a lachrymose quality which is more appropriate at a funeral than a class reunion.e. a. a. dormant. the captain had to jettison much of his cargo. brief and to the point Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are laconic types. a. impure in thought and act. a. n. a. sluggish. not able to be corrected or repaired A practical diplomat must proceed on the assumption that no conflict of ideas or interests between nations. strong men of few words. lat(=carry. surfeited He looked for exotic foods to stimulate his jaded appetite. lass(=weary) tiredness. rascality We cannot condone such knavery in public officials. expressing praise The critics' laudatory comments helped to make her a star. a. hidden It is up to us to get rid of any latent prejudices that we may still hold against members of other races and nationalities. fatigued. to express sorrow Across the nation and around the world. tropical weather created a feeling of lassitude and encouraged drowsiness. weariness Sometimes we feel lassitude on a hot summer day. listless Her siege of illness left her languid and pallid. throw overboard In order to enable the ship to ride safely through the storm. he discussed his itinerary with people who had been there and with his travel agent.. mended. 670 IRREPARABLE 683 LACERATE 684 LACHRYMOSE 685 671 LACONIC ITINERARY 686 LAGGARD 672 JADED 687 LAMBENT 673 JEOPARDY 688 674 LAMENT JETTISON v. lustful. 689 LANGUID 675 JOCOSE 690 LASCIVIOUS 676 JOCUND 691 LASSITUDE 677 JUDICIOUS 692 LATENCY LATENT 693 678 KEN 679 KINSHIP 694 LAUDATORY 695 680 LAX KITH 681 KNAVERY 696 LECHEROUS . a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character. sluggish The sailor had been taught not to be laggard in carrying out orders. he made a judicious investment that was the foundation of his later wealth. n. is actually irreparable . Her latent talent was discovered by accident.)+ous(=having the quality of) showing or having good sense. mangle. flickering. 682 LABYRINTH n. exposure to death or danger She cannot be placed in double jeopardy. Jr. restored. a.. people lamented the death of Dr. n. a. state of relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption n. Your apology cannot atone for the irreparable damage you have done to her reputation. slow. maze Tom and betty were lost in the labyrinth of secret caves.. n. merry Santa Claus is always vivacious and jocund.. softly radiant They sat quietly before the lambent glow of the fireplace. determined by sound judgment By careful planning and judicious investsments. a. remedied. familiar friends He always helped both his kith and kin n. lustful The lascivious books were banned by the clergy. v. n. state of being uninterested in things. wise. developed or visible. resulting in an unexpected and contray manner It is ironic that his success came when he least wanted it. giving to joking The salesman was so jocose that many of his customers suggested that he become a "stand-up" comic.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 29/51 IRONIC a.

earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding As the river rose and theratened to overflow the levee. n. lumin(=light)+ous(=full. n. magn(=great)+anim(=mind)+ous(=having the quality of) having generosity. exhaustively lucid statement. generous Churchill told his countrymen to be resolute in war. many) giving out light. dissolute The licentious monarch helped bring about his country's downfall.and magnanimous in victory. deadly It is unwise to leave lethal weapons where children may find them. a.defiant in defeat. She is very loquacious and can speak on the telephone for hours. a. a. shining. v. person of prominence or influence The steel magnate decided to devote more time to city politics. roue Although she was aware of his reputation as a libertine.e. easily understood And the scientific method of fearless thought. easily understood. lack of seriousness.. a. illicit sexual relationship. Such levity is improper on this serious occasion. we knew that beneath the levity they were quite worried. ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance a. emergency workers rushed to reinforce the walls with sandbags. full) talkative. n.fond of talking There is an old folk tradition that women are more loquacious than men. sea. n. bright. As the liaison. wild. he had to avoid offending the leaders of the two armies.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 30/51 LETHAL a. but all the men I know do their full share of talking. which has given him these as yet uncontrollable powers. 699 LEVEE 712 LOUT 713 LOUTISH 700 LEVITY 714 LUCENT 715 LUCID 701 LEWD 702 LIAISON 716 LUCRATIVE 717 LUGUBRIOUS 718 703 LUMINOUS LIBERTINE 704 LICENTIOUS 719 LURID 705 LIGNEOUS 720 LUSTROUS 706 LIONIZE 721 MACERATE 722 707 MAGNANIMITY MAGNANIMOUS LITHE 723 708 LITIGATE 709 LITIGATION 724 MAGNATE 710 LIVID . lucent.. lift)+ity(=act) tendnecy to treat serious matters without respect.. wanton. clumsy person The delivery boy is an awkward lout. I do not want to start litigation. she felt she could reform him and help him break his dissolute way of life. shining. officer who acts as go-between for two armies Because the Pacific theater in World War II involved amphibious warfare. a. shining Her large and lustrous eyes gave a touch of beauty to a otherwise drab face. lewd. lawsuit Try to settle this amicably. enraged His face was so livid with rage that we were afraid that he might have an attack of apoplexy. The philanthropist was most magnanimous.e. luc(=light) clear...)+son<sion(=act) connection. flexible. profitable He turned his hobby into a lucrative profession. a. a. bright. and air forces.Word List Title 697 Vocabulary Wizard 6. debauched person. linkage between two separate groups. but it is stone-like in composition. gives him also the hope of controlling these powers.. and exhaustively criticized planning. clear. to cause to become the subject-matter of a suitat law n. a.)+ous(=many. lead-colored. one of the great problems was to maintain effective liaisions among the land. lustful They found his lewd stories objectionable. His explanation was lucid and to the point. loqu(=say)+aci(=s. waste away Cancer macerated his body. v. v. 711 LOQUACIOUS 698 LETHARGIC a. a. a. sensational The lurid stories he told shocked his listeners. lev(=light. mournful The lugubrious howling of the dogs added to our sadness. bright The moon's lucent rays silvered the river. n. n. treat as a celebrity She enjoyed being lionized and adored by the public. extremely liberal generosity of spirit a. lightness Although the students made jokes about the coming exams. like wood Petrified wood may be ligneous in appearance. a. n. supple Her figure was lithe and willowy. issuing light His luminous intelligence has helped to guide the nation during a time of confusion and darkness. black and blue. li<lig(=bind)+ai(=s. a. The sun is a luminous body. a. dull The stuffy room made her lethargic. drowsy.

she maligns all who are friendly to them.. hurt.. clumsy.e. the malefactor was apprehended and turned over to the police.. but maledictions will leave me unscathed.. lying. morph(=form) change of form or character. we were surrounded by mendicants and peddlers. speak evil of. rebel.. tactless. clear His evil intentions were manifest and yet we could not stop him. obligatory In this state. mal(=bad)+a(=to)+droit<rect(=straight. male<mal(=bad)+dict(=say) curse. beggar From the moment we left the ship. make) wrongdoer or criminal Shortly after the crime. We must try to bring these malefactors to justice. a.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 31/51 MALADROIT a. smooth Said Churchill to the British people after the Munich agreement:We must reject these mellifluous assurances of 'peace in our time' and realize that we have sustained a crushing defeat. raider. n. courage. mel (=honey)+i(=s. flowing smoothly.e. prayer to God that someone or somthing may be destroyed. n.)+ary(=relating to) soldier hired for pay to serve in a foreign army. n.. n. intruder The sounding of the alarm frightened the marauders. excessively careful He was meticulous in checking his accounts and never made mistakes. I am certain that your action was prompted by mercenary motives. changing He was of a mercurial temperament and therefore unpredictable. etc Blows with cudgels and missiles may fracture my skeletal structure. any violation will be severly punished. tawdry Her jewels were inexpensive but not meretricious. change completely the nature of something 726 MALEDICTION 738 MENDACIOUS 739 727 MENDICANT MALEFACTOR 740 MENTOR 728 MALICIOUS 741 MERCENARY 729 MALIGN 730 MALLEABLE 731 MANDATORY 742 MERCURIAL 743 MERETRICIOUS 732 MANIFEST 744 METAMORPHOSE 745 733 MARAUDER 734 MAUDLIN METAMORPHOSIS n. compulsory.e. fickle. George sand with her insistence on wearing trousers and smoking cigars was clearly a maverick who fought her proper womanly role. she could not have had a better mentor. a. male<mal(=bad)+fact(=do. effusively sentimental I do not like such maudlin pictures. working only for money or other reward. In his usual maladroit way. teacher During this very trying period. clumsy. n. bungling Steiner's effort to settle the differences between the two factions were so maladroit that what had begun as a rift became a yawning chasm. v. n. understandable. interested in money or gain Of course she wants to make money from her books! That doesn't mean that she's mercenary and indifferent to doing good work. attendance at school is mandatory for children between the ages of six and seventeen. v. I call them tearjerkers. to wind or turn in its course It is difficult to sail up this stream because of the way it meanders through the countryside. of a command. n. capable of being shaped by pounding Gold is a malleable metal.)+flu(=flow)+ous(=having the quality of) sweet-sounding. a. a. he managed to upset the cart and spill the food. flashy. The witch uttered maledictions against her captors. demeanor. dictated by hatred or spite The malicious neighbor spread the gossip. a servile dependent He was always accompanied by several of his minions because he enjoyed their subservience and flattery. the thoroughbred proved its mettle by its determination to hold the lead.a. a.v. n. These instructions are mandatory. n. nonconformist To the masculine literary establishment. merc(=trade)+en(=s. for the teacher was sympathetic and understanding. 737 MELLIFLUOUS a.. v. inspired by love of money.Word List Title 725 Vocabulary Wizard 6. bearing She had the gracious mien of a queen. n. METICULOUS a. The metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly is typical of many such changes in animal life. by natural growth or development The metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly is typical of many such changes in animal life. false He was a pathological liar. defame Because of her hatred of the family. a.)+ory(=relating to) person or state to whom a mandate has been given. 746 735 MAVERICK 747 METTLE 736 MEANDER 748 MIEN 749 MINION . smooth-flowing. mand(=order)+at(=s. eg.a. n. Italian is a mellifluous language. and his friends learned to discount his mendacious stories. right) not adroit. a. spirit When challenged by the other horses in the race.

pertaining to memory He used mnemonic tricks to master new words. recent convert. beginner After her novel's success she was no longer considered a neophyte . a. greatly diversified The actor has appeared in multifarious roles. The city of Pompeii was destroyed by volcanic ash rather than by molten lava flowing from Mount Vesuvius. made of metal that has been melted and cast The workers carefully ladled the molten iron into the bell-shaped mold. may travel for miles before coming to rest.. n. annoy. a. anthrop(=man) hater of mankind. a. dull. n. small coin Gnats are annoying mites that sting. 751 MISANTHROPY 764 MUNDANE 752 MITE 753 MITIGATE 765 MUNIFICENT 754 MNEMONIC 755 MODULATE 766 MUTINOUS 756 MOLLIFY 767 MYRIAD 757 MOLTEN 768 NEFARIOUS 769 NEMESIS 758 MOOT 770 NEOPHYTE 759 MORDANT 760 MOROSE 771 NETTLE 761 MOTIF 772 NEXUS 762 MOTILITY 773 NOSTALGIC 774 NOSTRUM . varied.)+fic(=make.. The munificent gift was presented to the bride by her rich uncle. n. phyt(=to plant) person who has newly been converted to some belief or religion. one who hates mankind The misanthrope chose to live alone. n. rebellious The captain had to use force to quiet his mutinous crew. a. This mountain slope contains slides that will challenge experts as well as neophytes. Actors feared the critic's mordant pen. beginner. very wicked he was universally feared because of his many nefarious deeds. ability to move spontaneously Certain organisms exhibit remarkable motility. n. anthrop(=man) hatred of mankind He forgot his misanthropy when he fell in love. a. theme This simple motif runs throughout the entire score.. n. a.)+ate(=make) regulate. she was constantly busy with the multifarious activities of her daily life. unhappy at being away and longing for familiar things or persons n. sarcastic. sullen When we first meet Hamlet. for example. v. and left to his aides such mundane tasks as providing food and shelter. a. annoy. in a melted and therefore very hot state. vex I regret that Nancy was nettled by my unfavorable review of her short story.. worldly as opposed to spiritual He devoted himself to the spiritual needs of his followers.. I received the munificent sum of 1 dollar 75 cents. He was concerned only with mundane matters. very large number Myriads of mosquitoes from the swamps invaded our village every twilight. ordinary. ill-humored. mund(=world) worldly. make rather angry. mord<mors(=bite)+ant(=having the quality of) biting. A career woman and mother. sting oneself with nettles. v. questionable medicine No quack selling nostrums is going to cheat me. mun(=gift.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 32/51 MISANTHROPE n. soothe We tried to mollify the hysterical child by promising her many gifts. large in amount or splendid in quality. n.. mod(=fit)+ul(=s. person who avoids society. appease Nothing he did could mitigate her wrath. v. v.Word List Title 750 Vocabulary Wizard 6. debatable Our tariff policy is a moot subject.. very generous My sad story is that after working for three hours in the hot sun cleaning up the yard. but I had to express my opinion honestly. n. diversified. service)+i(=s. sarcastic. change the voice. especially the daily stock market quotations. I made every effort to modulate my voice and speak calmly. motile spores. amplitude or phase of a waves In spite of my extreme terror. a. vary the frequency. Do not let him nettle you with his sarcastic remarks. do) +ent(=having the quality of) extremely generous.e.e. very small object or creature. she was unforgiving.. fa<fac(=make) varied. biting. revenging agent Captain Bligh vowed to be Christian's nemesis. connection I fail to see the nexus which binds these two widely separated events. stinging I noticed with approval that his mordant remarks were intended to deflate the pompous and unmask the hypocritical. a. We thought the hermit was a misanthrope because he shunned our society. a. 763 MULTIFARIOUS a. unruly. we find him morose and depressed.

do not use it.. willingly did obeisance unto him. supernatural. He was obdurate in his refusal to listen to our complaints. v. ob(=in the way. get rid of A compromise agreement reached in the judge's chambers would obviate the need for a long. submission The Bible tells us that visitors to the court of Solomon. ob(=against)+loqu(=say) bad words spoken of a person or thing. rebuke severely I am afraid he will objurgate us publicly for this offense. inflexible In spite of all our efforts to appeal to whatever human sympathics the kidnappers might have. Captain Kidd was notorious pirate. n. ob(=against)+liter(=letter) rub. scold. 788 OBTRUDE 778 NULLIFY 779 OAF 780 OBDURATE 789 OBVIATE 781 OBEISANCE 790 OCCULT 782 OBFUSCATE 791 ODIOUS 792 783 OFFICIOUS OBJURGATE 784 OBLITERATE 793 OLIGARCHY 785 OBLOQUY 794 OMINOUS . worthless This agreement is nugatory for no court will enforce it. The tidal wave obliterated several island villages. to make invalid Once the contract was nullified. muddle Please do not try to obfuscate your responsibility in this matter by irrelevent criticisms of other people. harmful We must trace the source of these noxious gases before they asphyxiate us. confuse. I hope this contribution will obviate any need for further collections of funds. v.. Nothing is more disgusting to me than the obsequious demeanor of the people who wait upon you. a. homage. I would be exposed to severe criticism. 787 777 OBSOLETE NUGATORY a. prevent by effective measures. He was obdurate in his refusal to our complaints. secret. not(=know)+ori(=s. they portend a severe storm. v. disgrade. destroy.. sycophantic During imperial times. servile. costly lawsuit. ob(=away)+vi<via(=carry. v. excessively trying to please And there was good old Dan. meddlesome.. 786 OBSEQUIOUS 776 NOXIOUS a. unfavorably known He is notorious for his habit of taking small loans from friends and then conveniently forgetting about them. the Roman Senate was little more than a collection of obsequious yes men. over)+fusc(=dark) +ate(=make) darken or obscure the mind. ill repute. but I never expected such a flood of obloquy . futile. disgrace. but as he continued to speak. v. one's opinions.. showing excessive respect from hope of reward or advantage. stupid. forward when unwanted. intensive)+trud/trus(=thrust) push oneself. full) widly known for something bad. obstinate. Browning informs us that the Duke resented the bough of cherries some officious fool brought to please the Duchess. the great Hebrew king. awkward person He called the unfortunate waiter a clumsy oaf.Word List Title 775 Vocabulary Wizard 6. n. shouting orders.. of<ob(=in the way)+fic(=do. ob(=intensive)+dur(=last) stubborn. bewilder.. hateful I find the task of punishing you most odious. intent on preserving their own lives by gratifying the Emperor's every whim. a. government by a few The feudal oligarchy was supplanted by an autocracy. or blot out.. a. destroy completely I am willing to forgive you..7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 33/51 NOTORIOUS a. slavishly attentive. slander. threatening These clouds are ominous. force oneself upon others. a. a. The occult rites of the organization were revealed only to members. n. ob(=in the way)+sequ(=follow) too eager to obey or advantage. magical. v. obedience.e. remove all signs of. a. but I can never obliterate from my mind the memory of your dishonesty. oc<ob(=intensive)+cul<cel(=hide) hidden. the one fact that obtruded itself on all of us was his utter incapacity for the office. She made an obeisance as the king and queen entered the room. they remainded obdurate . n. outstandingly bad. I resent the obloquy that you are casting upon my reputation. make) very fond of giving unwelcome services or advice. mysterious. make unnecessary. and generally making an officious nuisance of himself!. way) get rid of.)+ous(=many. outmoded That word is obsolete. handing out papers. secret. infamy I knew that if I ran for public office. mysterious.. a.. it no longer had any legal force. The other members of the group object to the manner in which you obtrude your opinions into matters of no concern to you. ob(=upon. clear away. supernatural There is evidence which proves that many persons supposed to have occult powers have either been clever frauds or the victims of self-deception. ob(=intensive)+eis<aud(=hear) deep bow of respect or homage. etc. Do not obfuscate the issues by dragging in irrelevant arguments. push into prominence We were eager to be favorably impressed.

I cannot understand how you could overlook such a palpable blunder. abundance Vistors from Europe are amazed at the opulence of this country. highly decorated He has a very ornate writing style. wild tumult The station was pandemonium at rush hour.. that the candidate's ostensible reason for office were also his real reasons. opul(=wealth) wealth.. over)+tent(=stretch) done for unnecessary display. a. apart from)+dox(=opinion) statement that seems to say something opposite to common sense or the truth. Visitors from Europe are amazed and impressed by the opulence of this country. When feared the AIDS epidemic would soon reach pandemic proportions.. para(=beside.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 34/51 OMNISCIENT a. full of flowery language. against)+tens(=stretch) put forward in an attempt to hide the real reason. a. v. The modest hero blushed as he listened to the panegyrics uttered by the speakers about his valorous act. example. The real hero is modest. a. insignificant. having unlimited authority. a. change or harden into bone When he called his opponent a "bonehead. having complete or infinite knowledge. Furniture of the Baroque period can be recognized by its ornate carvings. waver It is interesting to note how public opinion oscillates between the extremes of optimism and pessimism. a. we referred to her as the omniscient Sarah. make less guilty of offensive Doctors must palliate that which they cannot cure. disgraceful I find your conduct so opprobrious that I must exclude you from classes. tangible.. not transparent The opaque window kept the sunlight out of the room. easily perceptible Nutritionists emphasize that there is a palpable difference between "eating to live" and "living to eat". all of us discover the truth of the ancient paradox that by giving freely to others. n. pan(=all)+egyr(=bring together)+ic(=nature of) a formal speech or writing praising a person or event. and involved constructions. palp(=touch)+able(=capable of) that can be felt or touched. clear to the mind. excessively decorated. 796 OPALESCENT 806 PALATIAL 807 797 PALINDROME OPAQUE 808 PALLIATE 798 OPPROBRIOUS 809 PALLID 799 OPULENCE 810 PALPABLE 800 ORNATE 811 PALTRY 801 OSCILLATE 812 PANDEMONIUM 802 OSSIFY 813 PANEGYRIC 803 OSTENSIBLE 814 PARADIGM 804 OSTENTATIOUS 815 PARADOX . os<ob(=over. n. we gain more for ourselves. but I am positive about this fact. vibrate pendulumlike. somewhat to our surprise. apparent. pretended Experience revealed.. dark. petty This is a paltry sum to pay for such a masterpiece. demon(=demon) wild and noisy disorder. pattern Pavlov`s experiment in which he trains a dog to salivate on hearing a bell is a paradigm of the conditioned-response experiment in behavioral psychology. professed. high or hyperbolic praise. all-knowing When her prediction came true. exclude from public favor. omni(=all)+sci(=know)+ent(=having the quality of) all knowing. but which may contain a truth. Wordsworth's "The child is father to the man" is an example of paradox. using many unusual words. n. a. a. orn(=decorate)+ate(=having the quality of) richly ornamented. formal praise Instead of mouthing empty panegyrics to the Bill of Rights. apparent.laudation.. figures of speech. talk to. ostrac(=shell) shut out from society. wan Because his occupation required that he work at night and sleep during the day. ban The ancient Greeks ostracized a dangerous citizen by public vote. a. n. I do not pretend to be omniscient. liking to attract notice.. he had an exceptionally pallid complexion. sci(=know). pretended. his friends began to ostracize him. pretentious Isn't it rather ostentatious to wear a Phi Beta kappa key on a chain around your neck?. As soon as the newspapers carried the story of his connection with the criminals. n. etc. iridescent The Ancient Mariner admired the opalescent sheen on the water. let's strive to make it a reality in everyday life. not simple in style or vocabulary. v. magnificent He proudly showed us through his palatial home. n. we are really interested finding new markets for our products.. a. never ostentatious. a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward v. statement that looks false but is actually correct At sometime in our lives. model. os<ob(=against.Word List Title 795 Vocabulary Wizard 6.. pale. Although the ostensible purpose of this expedition is to discover new lands. refuse to meet.." he implied that his adversary's brain had ossified and that he was not capable of clear thinking. knowing all. ease pain. showy. 805 OSTRACIZE v. a.

state of being parallel. low wall at edge of roof or balcony The best way to attack the soldiers fighting behind the parapets on the roof is by bombardment from the air. pertaining to money I never expected a pecuniary reward for my work in this activity. a. prejudiced. 829 PATHOLOGY n. n. easy to understand After reading these stodgy philosophers. bookish What you say is pedantic and reveals an unfamiliarity with the realities of life. stingy. angle) a model or pattern of perfection or excellence. scarcity They closed the restaurant because the paucity of customers made it uneconomical to operate. par<para(=beside. a. There is a striking parallelism between the twins. excessively frugal His parsimonious nature did not permit him to enjoy any luxuries. to cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts Nobody can parallel him in ability. embezzle Her peculations were not discovered until the auditors found discrepancies in the financial statements. I find his pellucid style very enjoyable. dreamily thoughtful. a.. n. acted upon Mahatma Gandhi urged his followers to pursue a program of passive resistance as he felt that it was more effective than violence and acts of terrorism. teaching. steal. striking one object against another sharply The drum is a percussion instrument. equality. v. dull and formal teacher He could never be a stuffy pedagogue. pen . close resemblance I find your analogy inaccurate because I do not see the parity between the two illustrations. path(=disease) science of diseases Plant pathology studies the disease of plants. odds and ends His desk was cluttered with paper. v. n. equipment. similarity. a. n. one-sided. a. dictionary and other paraphernalia of the writing craft. not active. n.. damnation. a. n. side by side)+al (=other) the state of never meeting because always at the same distance from each other. showing off learning. n. n. we must not overlook the psychological elements. test. ink. n. his classes were always lively and filled with humor. a. thoughtful with a hint of sadness The pensive youth gazed at the painting for a long time and then sighed. a. keen in discernmenta word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward n. n. a. a. para(=beside)+gon(=compare. model of perfection My parents set up my older brother as such a paragon that I despaired of ever being able to follow in his footstep. teacher. liking He had a strong penchant for sculpture and owned many statues. art of education Though Maria Montessori gained fame for her innovations in pedagogy. transparent. having the ability to perceive or understand.Word List Title 816 Vocabulary Wizard 6. she refused to take a partisan stand. social outcast I am not a pariah to be shunned and ostracized. 830 PAUCITY 817 PARALLEL 831 PECULATE 818 PARALLELISM 832 PECUNIARY 833 PEDAGOGUE 819 PARAPET 834 PEDAGOGY 820 PARAPHERNALIA 835 PEDANTIC 821 PARIAH 836 PELLUCID 822 PARITY 837 PENCHANT 823 PARLEY 838 PENSIVE 824 PARRY 839 PENURY 825 PARSIMONIOUS 840 PERCEPTIVE 826 PARTISAN 841 PERCUSSION 827 PASSIVE 842 PERDITION 828 PATHOLOGICAL . extreme poverty We find much penury and suffering in this slum area. it took years before her teaching techniques were common practice in American schools. complete ruin He was damned to eternal perdition. limpid. committed to a party On certain issues of conscience. n. ward off a blow He was content to wage a defensive battle and tried to parry his opponent's thrusts. similarity It may be doubted whether there is any exact parallelism between muscular strength and hairiness. strong inclination. The class disliked him because the teacher was always pointing to him as a paragon of virtue.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 35/51 PARAGON n. conference The peace parley has not produced the anticipated truce. n. pertaining to disease As we study the pathological aspects of this disease.

We could see the morning sunlight illuminate the pinnacle while the rest of the mountain lay in shadow. continuing throughout the whole year. per(=falsely)+funct(=perform) done as a duty or routine but without care or interest. devout The pious parents gave their children a religious upbringing. outer The disease impaired her peripheral vision. n. kill) injurious. not in central London. listless.Word List Title 843 Vocabulary Wizard 6. throughout)+pet(=seek. per(=through. throughout)+enn<an (=year) perennial plant. These plants are hardy perennials and will bloom for many years. pleasantly tart-tasting. Your perfidious gossip is malicious and dangerous. per(=through. not thorough Perhaps we were so overjoyed that the great man actually condescended to give us a perfunctory nod as we passed by. law) the act of making a false statement after taking an oath to tell the truth. per(=intensive)+empt(=take) not to be disobeyed or questioned. high. pher(=carry) of external boundary or surface. imperious. multicolored The Pied Piper of Hamelin got his name from the multicolored clothing he wore. insisting upon obedience. porous. lasting for a very long time. we favor perennials over annuals. thoroughly)+nic<noc(=harm. He overlooked many weaknesses when he inspected the factory in his perfunctory manner.. n. I suggest that you begin by perusing a summary of the rules. n.. per(=through. I so resented the perremptory tone in which he spoke to me that I refused to cooperate. congressmen. but in one of those peripheral suburbs that spring up on the outskirts of a great city. not easily disturbed The nurse was a cheerful but phlegmatic person. a. doing things without concern or solicitude. slender mountain peak.. continual. marginal. stimulating The piquant sauce added to our enjoyment of the meal. a. and other officials come and go. touchy. often repeated.. I resent your peremptory attitude. per(=falsely)+jur(=swear. living for more than two years Since we do not want to replace our plantings every year. 844 PERENNIAL 852 PERQUISITE 853 PERTINENT 845 PERFIDIOUS 854 PERUSE 855 846 PERVASIVE PETULANT PERFUNCTORY 856 857 PHILANTHROPY 858 847 PHLEGMATIC PERIPHERAL 859 PIED 860 848 PIETY PERJURY 861 PINIONED 862 PINNACLE 849 PERMEABLE 850 PERNICIOUS 863 PIOUS 864 PIQUANT . the more we became aware of its pernicious influence on the American people today. pin(=dom) tall. but this was an honest mistake and certainly does not make her guilty of perjury . a. harmful. per(=intensive)+us(=use) read carefully If you want to learn to play backgammon. allowing passage through Glass is permeable to light. everlasting Presidents. a. a. active humanitarianism a. any gain above stipulated salary The perquisites attached to this job make it even more attractive than the salary indicates. a. 851 PERPETUAL a. n. to the point The lawyer wanted to know all the pertinent details. n. Mother Teresa exemplifies the true spirit of piety. voluntary promotion of human welfare. pointed ornament built on to a roof or buttress.. When several witnesses appeared to challenge his story. a. suitable. very destructive The more we studied the drug problem. strive) never-ending. going on for a long time or without stopping. He argued that these books had a pernicious effect on young and susceptible minds. there is nowhere to go but down. treacherous. We lived. a. per(=through. basely false His intense greed and lack of confidence in our good faith turned him into a perfidious associate who sold our formulas to the competitors.. highest point It is a sobering thought that when one has reached the pinnacle of a mountain. dogmatic. falsely)+fid(=trust) faithless... wilful false statement. v. variegated. a. peevish The feverish patient was petulant and restless.a. bound fast especially having the arms restrained n. reverence for God Living her life in prayer and good works. thoroughly penetrating or permeating a. superficial. Ponce de Leon hoped to find perpetual youth. a. he was indicted for perjury. demanding and leaving no choice Although I had no objection to proposal as such.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 36/51 PEREMPTORY a. a. but the principles of democracy and freedom on which our government rests are perpetual . devoutness. calm. (of birds) especially having the flight feathers. false testimony while under oath She may have given wrong information in court.. fatal.

attended by all who have a right to attend. purely spiritual. speak foolishly. he felt soothed and rested. practical rule guiding conduct I intend to be guided by the simple precepts that have proved their value over long periods of human experience. pre(=before)+cept(=take) moral instruction. the child demonstrated that she was precocious. the American Revolution might never have occurred. pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement 878 PRATE 867 PLACID 879 PRATTLE 868 PLATITUDE 880 PRECARIOUS 881 869 PRECEPT PLATONIC 882 870 PRECIPITATE PLENARY a. polemics for the party's policy. v. a. The removal of American political support appears to have precipitated the downfall of the Marcos regime. 883 PRECLUDE 871 PLETHORA 872 PLUMB 884 PRECOCIOUS 873 POLEMIC 874 POMMEL 885 PRECURSOR 875 PORTEND 886 876 PREEN POTABLE a. boast idly Let us not prate about our qualities. forerunner. n. pre(=before)+curs(=run) harbringer. beat The severity with which he was pommeled was indicated by the bruises he displayed on his head and face. This test should provide us with a pragmatic analysis of the value of this course. .e. let our virtues speak for themselves.. make impossible.v. babble The little girl prattled endlessly about her dolls. 877 PRAGMATIC 866 PLACATE a. a small allowance or wage He could not live on the pittance he received as a pension and had to look for an additional source of revenue. trite remark. By her rather adult manner of discussing serious topics. theoretical. argument in support of point of view Her essays were. absolute. "Love they neighbor as thyself" is a worthwhile precept. a predecessor as in office Experience has shown that an increse in housing construction is the precursor of a general economic upturn. peaceful. rash Do not be precipitate in this matter. a. for the main part. he was in a state of plenary contentment. pre(=before)+clud(=shut) prevent. The teacher tried to placate the angry mother. checking perpendicularity. puffing his pipe.. vertical Before hanging wallpaper it is advisable to drop a plumb line from the ceiling as a guide. the great Albert Einstein was actually somewhat slow in learning to talk. a. risky I think this stock is a precarious investment and advise against its purchase. clean with one's bill. This contract does not preclude my being employed by others at the same time that I am working for you. investigate further. a. make impossible in advance.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 37/51 PITTANCE n. excess. overabundance She offered a plethora of reasons for her shortcomings. eliminate The fact that he was found guilty of a felony many years ago doesn't preclude his running for mayor. v. pacify. v. Gray and burns were precursors of the Romantic Movement in English literature. foretell. the professor maintained he had only a platonic interest in the women involved. a. throw headlong. full Sitting before the fire. n.Word List Title 865 Vocabulary Wizard 6. pacify.. hasten. a. only a few people perceived how trite his remarks were. The union leader was given plenary power to negotiate a new contract with the employers. without sensual desire Accused of impropriety in his dealings with female students. complete. commonplace statement The platitudes in his speech were applauded by the vast majority in his audience.. headlong. developed ahead of time Far from being precocious as a small child. controversy. v.. v.. cook) having developed certain faculties earlier than is normal. n. n. prag<pract(=do. of birds. practical.)+ic(=nature of) treating things in a matter-of-fact or pratical way. v. concerned with practical values What point is there in dwelling on far-ranging theories when we are faced with a pragmatic problem of actual survival?. sign. presage The king did not know what these omens might portend and asked his soothsayers to interpret them. v. plen(=fill)+ary(=relating to) unlimited. rather. calm After his vacation in this placid section. conciliate Some historians believe that if the British government had made a sincere effort to placate the colonists. pre(=before)+coc(=to mature. suitable for drinking The recent drought in the Middle Atlantic States has emphasized the need for extensive research in ways of making sea water potable. business)+mat(=s. after an excellent meal. uncertain. plac(=peace)+ate(=make) soothe. n..

. n. to drive around in a small. a. introductory We knew that we were in for a stormy session when her prefatory remarks referred to "some surprising fact that have come to my attention.." a. highly gifted child.a. sincerity. lavish expenditure. The chairman made a few prefatory remarks before he called on the first speaker. that is the prerogative of the legislative branch of government. in an inverted sense. prob(=test. shamelessly immoral. a. Everyone took his probity for granted. extravagant. wasteful. nearness. spread I am sure disease must propagate in such unsanitary and crowded areas. ostentatious. pre(=before)+fa(=say) of a preface. abounding. a. a. good. too free in giving or spending. ambitious Since he is well known to be a multy-millionaire. a. arrogant. forecasted course of a disease. wonderful. pro(=forward)+flig(=drive)+ate(=make) profligate person.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 38/51 PREFATORY a. hidden. n.. therefore. surprisingly great. integrity. licentious He was so profligate with his inheritance that he consumed in a few years the fortune it had taken his parents a lifetime to accumulate. 898 888 PRODIGIOUS PREPONDERATE 889 PREROGATIVE 899 PRODIGY 900 890 PROFLIGATE PRESUMPTUOUS 891 PRETENTIOUS 901 PROFUSION 902 PROGENY 892 PREVARICATE 903 PROGNOSIS 904 PROLIFIC 893 PRISTINE 894 PRIVY 905 PROPAGATE 895 PROBITY 906 PROPENSITY 907 896 PROPINQUITY PROBLEMATIC . lie The more he tried to protect himself by prevaricating .. class. v. etc. n. abundantly fruitful In spite of his long and prolific career. fruitfl. performing wonders on his violin when he was barely eight years old. try to evade telling the whole truth. his defalcations. unquestionable right Anyone who thinks that is still a gentleman's prerogative to ask a lady to dance didn't attend our Senior Prom. In this profligate company. I do not feel that your limited resources will permit you to carry out such a pretentious program. she lost all sense of decency.. n. incorruptibility Even the most relentless and searching investigations by or political opponents could uncover no evidence that challenged our reputation for complete probity . Some people believe that to prevaricate in a good cause is justifiable and regard the statement as a "white lie. questionable Given the many areas of conflict still awaiting resolution. shocked us all. pro(=forth)+pens(=hang. pre(=before)+tent(=stretch) claiming great merit or importance. overabundant condition Seldom have I seen food and drink served in such profusion as at the wedding feast. pre(=before)+varic(=straddle)+ate(=make) make untrue or partly untrue statements. unspoiled This area has been preserved in all its pristine wildness. secret. marvel Menuhin was a prodigy. outweigh I feel confident that the forces of justice will preponderate eventually in this dispute.. inexpensive car. beyond what is ordinary. primitive. perplexing. n. n. uprightness. unsettled. prod<pro(=forth)+ig(=drive) wasteful. privilege. the more he became entrapped in his own web of deception and dishonesty. dissipated. it seems almost pretentious of him. taking liberties It seems presumptuous for one so relatively new to the field to challenge the conclusions of its leading experts.. 897 PRODIGAL a. marvelous. offspring He was proud of his progeny but regarded George as the most promising of all his children. they were true friends. they were more than relatives. The president cannot levy taxes. She was a prolific writer and wrote as many as three books a year. n. kinship Their relationship could not be explained as being based on mere propinquity.". reckless. characteristic of earlier times. pre(=before)+rog(=ask) a right or previlege that belongs to a person. The prodigal son squandered his inheritance. proper)+ity(=nature) uprightness of character. battered. his reputation today rests entirely on one great play. a. reckless with money It will take us months of strict economizing to make up for that one prodigal shopping spree. prediction If the doctor's prognosis is correct. He marveled at her prodigious appetite when he saw all the food she ate. prod<pro(=before)+ig<ag(=saying) enormous. v. weigh) a natural inclination or tendency Your propensity for spending more than you can affird will lead to only one result-bankruptcy!. pro(=forth)+l<al(=nourish) producing many young or much fruit. n. not public We do not care for privy chamber government. multiply. enormous Can you imagine what a prodigious amount of research was needed for a book such as Sandburg's biography of Lincoln?. abundant. turning out many products of the mind. the outcome of the peace talks remains problematic.Word List Title 887 Vocabulary Wizard 6. I dislike your propensity to belittle every contribution she makes to our organization. wasteful. v. children. n. according to rank or position. be superior in power. the patient will be in a coma for at least twenty-four hours.

. n. excite. marsh Our soldiers who served in Vietnam will never forget the drudgery of marching through the quagmires of the delta country. stinging quality the pungency of the cigarette smoke mademe cough. caustic The pungency of the cigarette smoke made me cough. 919 PUNDIT 909 PROPITIOUS 920 PUNGENCY 921 PUNGENT 910 PROSAIC 922 PURLOIN 911 PROSCRIBE 923 PURVIEW 912 PROSELYTIZE 924 QUAFF 913 PROTOCOL 925 QUAGMIRE 926 914 QUALIFIED PROVIDENT 927 QUALIFY 915 PROVISO 928 QUALM QUANDARY 929 916 PROVOCATIVE 917 PSEUDONYM 930 QUIESCENT 931 QUINTESSENCE . diplomatic etiquette Foreign service officers and their spouse must learn the rules of protocol . knowledge. a. col(=glue) first ro original draft of an agreement. stimulating discussion or exciting controversy. or stimulate.. thrifty. commonplace. but they must never be used to proscribe criticism of public officials. "The Purloined Letter.) +ate(=make) do something to take away the anger of. preparing for emergencies In his usual provident manner. n. stinging.. Antony. pen name He used a woman's psudonym for the Gothic romance. a. or possessions She is well qualified for teaching music. and Lepidus proscribed all those who had conspired against Julius Caesar. Octavius. outlaw Laws against slander and libel have their place. well-disposed. drink with relish As we quaffed our ale.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 39/51 PROPITIATE v. n. childish His puerile pranks sometimes offended his more mature friends. stipulation I am ready to accept your proposal with the proviso that you meet your obligations within the next two weeks. to endow or furnish with requisite ability. it will remain quiescent for twenty-four hours.. pur<pro(=forth)+view(=look) range of operation or activity. this is not a goodtime. n. especially by author.Word List Title 908 Vocabulary Wizard 6. dull I do not like this author because he is so unimaginative and prosaic. learned Hindu. pro(=before. onym(=name) name taken. code of behavior. n. there must be no attempt to proselytize. n. a fit of nausea n. he had insured himself against this type of loss. The sociological implications of these inventions are beyond the purview of this book. limited. force someone to go away. restricted Unble to give the candidate full support. v. appease Those religious ceremonies are intended to protect the tribe against disasters by propitiating the gods who control natural phenomena. there are many aspects of everyday living that do not come under the purview of any governmental authority. ostracize. signed by these making it.. a. convert to a religion or belief In these interfaith meetings. We must run this state dinner according to protocol if we are to avoid offending any of our guests. I think it is advisable that we wait for a more propitious occasion to announce our plans. sharpness. a. we listened to the gay songs of the students in the tavern. pro(=before)+pit<pet(=seek)+i(=s. character. he was in a quandary as to which one he should attend.e. range of sight or understanding. he is actually rather ignorant about this topic. v. steal In the story. forward)+pit<pet(=seek) favorable. n. put outside the protection of the law. a. v. The natives offered sacrifices to propitiate the gods. a. the mayor gave him only a qualified endorsement. dilemma When the two colleges to which he had applied accepted him. pro(=before)+scrib(=write) forbid someone to do something. I felt that this might be a propitious time to ask for a rise. skill. v. v. Samuel Clemen's pseudonym was Mark Twain. displaying foresight. the body and scope of an act or bill Under the American system of personal liberty. etiquette as practiced on diplomatic occasions. we must respect all points of view. purest and highest embodiment Noel Coward displayed the quintessence of wit. exciting sexual desire n. kindly When I entered his office and observed that he seemed to be in a good mood. instead of his real name. any learned man. bog. banish. at rest. 918 PUERILE a. dormant After this geyser erupts." Poe points out that the best hiding place is often the most obvious place.. a. serving or tending to provoke. authority on a subject Even though he discourses on the matter like a pundit. n.

statement. idealistic but impractical His head is in the clouds. repudiate. justify an improper act Do not try to rationalize your behavior by blaming your companions. a. a. rearing up on hind legs. profound. snub. rave. exchangeable. the air is redolent of spring. a. Unless you recant your confession. v. each to and from each. etc.) +ate(=make) give and recieve. I find that an ordinary chocolate bar is redolent of long Saturday afternoons spent watching double features at the Bijou Theater.e. having the odor of stale fat A rancid odor filled the ship's galley. startling twist. in a formal or public manner.Word List Title 932 Vocabulary Wizard 6. v. a.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 40/51 QUIRK n. n. n. to recant publicly the ideas and ideals on which they have based their lives!. n. habitual return to crime Prison reformers in the United States are disturbed by the high rate of recidivism. he is constantly presenting these quixotic schemes. furious He was a rabid follower of the Dodgers and watched them play whenever he could go to the ball park. defensive mound of earth "From the ramparts we watched" as the fighting continued. v. a. The recluse lived in a hut in the forest. v. re(=back)+clus(=shut) person who lives alone and avoids other people. abstruse. harsh and shrill His raucous laughter irritated me and grated on my ears. sweaty workout. retreat The recession of the troops from the combat area was completed in an orderly manner. the number of men serving second and third terms in prison indicates the failure of the prisons to rehabilitate the inmates. reclining. repay in kind Can you blame me for being bitter when a supposed friend reciprocated my confidence with betrayal and slander?. re(=back)+cumb(=lie) lying down. interacting The two nations signed a reciprocal trade agreement. a.. re(=back)+ci(=s. away)+cant(=sing) withdraw or renounce beliefs. lying down completely or in part Comfortably recumbent in the shade of the elm tree. branching out. n. we could not understand his strange popularity with many people.a. odorous. hermit Do you understand how someone can live as a recluse even in the midst of a great city?. bantering. shut away from the world. caprice By a quirk of fate. fragrant. a. unrestrained The rampant weeds in the garden killed all the flowers which had been planted in the spring. destroy completely The owners intended to raze the hotel and erect an office building on the site. beat back She rebuffed his invitation so smoothly that he did not realize he had been snubbed. cause to move backwards and forwards in a straight line. Even though it is February. n. you will be punished severely. person who refuses to comply In that religious community. n. obstinately stubborn Donkeys are reputed to be the most recalcitrant of animals.e. 948 RECANT 933 QUIXOTIC v. we shall be compelled to reciprocate and bomb their territory. a. like a fanatic. If they attack us. reminiscent. 934 QUIZZICAL 949 RECESSION 935 RABID 950 RECIDIVISM 936 RAMIFICATION 951 RECIPROCAL 937 RAMPANT 952 RECIPROCATE 938 RAMPART 939 RANCID 940 RANCOR 953 RECLUSE 941 RANT 954 RECONDITE 942 RATIONALIZE 955 RECUMBENT 943 RAUCOUS 944 RAZE 956 RECUSANT 945 REALM 957 REDOLENT 946 REBUFF 947 RECALCITRANT . sphere The realm of possibilities for the new invention was endless. bitterness. v. kingdom. the recusant was shunned as a pariah. The command "AT EASE" does not permit you to take a recumbent position. I watched the eager candidates for the football team in their hard. a. withdraw previous statement What a mockery it is for intellectuals. hatred Let us forget our rancor and cooperate in this new endeavor. re(=back. secret He read many recondite books in order to obtain the material for his scholarly thesis. comical. mutual. withdrawl. n.)+pro(=forward)+c(=s. humorously serious Will Rogers' quizzical remarks endeared him to his audiences. he found himself working for the man whom he had discharged years before. suggestive of an odor Even today after so many years. terrorized by a dictatorship. a.. reason. speak bombastically As we heard him rant on the platform. idle. a. subdivision We must examine all the ramifications of this problem. n. red<re(=intensive)+ol(=smell) having a strong smell.

v. express in another languge. it would probably be futile to remonstrate with him about his outrageous behavior. 968 REMONSTRATE 959 REDUNDANT 969 RENASCENCE RENAISSANCE 970 960 REFRACTORY 971 RENDER 961 REFUTE 972 RENDITION 962 REGAL 973 REPERTOIRE 974 963 REPLICA REITERATE 964 RELEGATE 975 REPREHEND REPREHENSIBLE 976 965 RELEVANT 977 REPRIEVE 966 RELINQUISH . but how is this relevant to the question of innocence or guilt? v. present. re(=back)+priev<prehend(=take) postponement or remission of punishment. 967 REMINISCENCE n. banish. again)+und(=wave) superfluous. reg(=rule)+al(=nature of) of a king.magnificent. give in return or exchange. discipline. re(=again. fuse or work. re(=again)+plic(=fold) a reproduction or copy of a work of art. The refractory horse was eliminated from the race when he refused to obey the jockey. re(=again)+it(=go) say or do again several times. etc.stately. superfluous. recollection Her reminiscences of her experiences are so fascination that she ought to write a book. my classmate from the 5th grade. wilful. etc. to the point The defense attorney has told you about the defendant's unhappy childhood. repeat What a bore to hear the same silly advertising slogans reiterated endlessly on TV programs!. hard to melt. Your composition is redundant. During the twenty-four-hour reprieve. especially a copy by the maker of the original. a. I found him not merely unpleasant but redundant . The "big shot" behaving with almost regal dignity turned out to be Johnny Novak. Since he seems to have no moral standards whatsoever. re(=back. I was taken completely unawares by their refractory behavior. formidable.etc.. v. re(=intensive)+doub<dob(=uncertain) to be feared. being discussed. repetitious When he demanded that I immediately "return back" the money I owed him. especially by death. complaints. n. etc. Kummer saw my pathetically inept efforts to prepare a banana split. against)+prehens(=take) deserving to be blamed..7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 41/51 REDOUBTABLE a. drama. consign to inferior position When Mr. send in. formidable. the lawyers sought to make the stay of execution permanent. express strong disapproval of a. The neighboring countries tried not to offend the Russians because they could be redoubtable foes. you can easily reduce its length. a performer is prepared to prese The opera company decided to include "Madame Butterfly" in its repertoire for the following season. against)+monstr(=show) say or plead in protest. abandon I will relinquish my claims to this property if you promise to retain my employees. The audience cheered enthusiastically as she completed her rendition of the aria. I must remonstrate about the lack of police protection in this area. hand over a matter for decision or carrying out.. trouble.v. light) closely connected with what is happening. deliver. provide. the revival of letters.. I shall reiterate this message until all have understood it. He rendered aid to the needy and indigent. etc. v. v. a. temporary stay Only by admitting your fault and trying to make up for the damage you have done can you obtain a reprieve from the pangs of conscience. re(=again)+fract(=break) resisting control. Prince Albert had a regal manner. etc. characteristic of a king. re(=again)+lev(=lift. translation. and then of art. unmanageable Since they had always been reasonably well-behaved. n. list of works of music. disprove The defense called several respectable witnesses who were able to refute the false testimony of the prosecution's only witness.royal. deserving blame I don't know which was more reprehensible -making improper use of the money or lying about it later.splendid. stubborn.. we shall lose the services of valuably trained personnel. excessively wordy. red<re(=back. objection.. n. done... If we relegate these experienced people to positions of unimportance because of their political persuasions. n. Are you going to hang this replica of the Declaration of independence in the classroom or in the auditorium? v.Word List Title 958 Vocabulary Wizard 6. re(=back)+leg(=send) send someone to a lower position or grade. artistic interpretation of a song. postpone or delay punishment. give relief for a short time from danger... which marks the transition from medieval to modern time v. a.. facsimile Instead of working so hard to prepare replicas of famous works of art. etc. delay or respite. give a performance of. causing fear She is such a redoubtable foe of the trite phrase that her students tremble lest her wrath descend on them for using an overworked expression.. why don't you try to creat something original?. n. a. represent That monologue about the pretty young teacher on her first day in shcool rendered me helpless with laughter. ren<re(=back)+der<dit(=give) cause someone or something to be or become. I was relegated to the ranks of the unemployed. not yielding to treatment. Your vicious conduct in this situation is reprehensible. the revival of learning and culture n.

re(=back. contract. insincere in language To win his audience. musing He was awakened from his reverie by the teacher's question. suffering.. reserved. respectful His reverent attitude was appropriate in a house of worship.. a. He announced that he would repudiate all debts incurred by his wife. n. n. re(=intensive)+solu<solv(=loosen) fixed determination.. capable of arousing and holding the attention a. against)+pugn(=fight) distasteful. Because of public resentment. the school may rescind the rules that allow fraternity initiations. formal expression of opinion by a legislative body or a public meeting. n. n. reprieve. 988 RESURGENT a. v. and resolution of the American people. possessing resonance His resonant voice was particularly pleasing. disown. delay in punishment. disavow To limit the free expression of unpopular ideas is to repudiate the basic siprit of the Bill of Rights. re(=back. etc. causing a feeling of dislike or opposition The expression of satisfaction that come over his face when he talks of the failure of other people is highly repugnant to me. patriotism. refuse to pay an obligation or dept. unresisting. noting that the formers' dislike of idle chatter might ensure discretion about his affairs. interval of relief. rising again after defeat. inclined to laugh. rest After we had been playing our best rock records for several hours. 989 979 RETICENT REPUDIATE 980 REPUGNANT 990 RETROACTION REVERENT 991 981 RESCIND 992 REVERIE 993 982 REVILE RESIGNED 983 RESOLUTION 994 RHETORICAL 995 RIBALD 984 RESOLVE 996 RIGOR 997 985 RISIBLE RESONANT 986 RESPITE 998 RIVET 999 RIVETING ROSEATE 1000 987 RESPLENDENT 1001 ROTE . person hardened in sin. away)+scind(=cut) repeal. in the habit of saving little. repetition He recited the passage by rote and gave no indication he understood what he was saying.v. re(=intensive)+splend(=shine) very bright. a. fasten with a rivet or rivets a. Nothing could shake his resolution to succed despite all difficuties. brilliant. Hughes preferred reticent employees to loquacious ones. we must depend on the understanding. pertaining to effective communication. severity Many settlers could not stand the rigors of the New England winters. echoing. lustrous The talents which had seemed so resplendent in their youth now struk us as unimpressive and even pathetic. the speaker used every rhetorical trick in the book. away)+pud(=ashamed) disown. a. The toreador wore a resplendent costume.. process of separating into constituents In our campaign to solve the energy problem. focus one's attention on something. a. patiently submissive Bob Cratchit was too resigned to his downtrodden existence to protest when Scrooge bullied him. He was avoided by all who feared that he would revile and abuse them if they displeased him. he continues to revile all the people who were "unfair" to him. daydream. anything unpleasant. solution of a doubt.. refuse to accept or acknowledge. a. The judge granted the condemned man a respite to enable his attorneys to file an appeal. a. away)+spi(=look) time of relief or rest from toil. annul.Word List Title 978 Vocabulary Wizard 6.v. question. discord. resounding. splendid. a.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 42/51 REPROBATE n. Because of the incidents that occurred during hazing week. n. say that one will have nothing more to do with. the king had to rescind his order. n... uncommunicative. n. etc. slander. ludicrous His remarks were so risible that the audience howled with laughter. v. devoid of a sense of decency I cannot understand why he has so many admirers if he is the reprobate you say he is. The resurgent nation surprised everyone by its quick recovery after total defeat. or cancel a law. abuse. re(=back)+vil(=cheap) swear at. profane He sang a ribald song that offended many of the more prudish listeners. optimistic I am afraid you will have to alter your roseate views in the light of the distressing news that has just arrived. determination Nothing coold shake his resolve that his children would get the best education that money could buy. a. etc. wanton. v. n. a. re(=back. rosy.. circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt). postponement or delay permitted in the suffering of or the discharge of an obligation. vilify Instead of recognizing that he caused his own failure. mother entered the room and begged for some respite . inclined to silence Why should he be so talkative about most things but so reticent about his own personal background. re(=intensive)+tic<tac(=silent) not saying all that is known or felt. re(=back.

prominent.)+ent(=having the quality of) salient angle.. severe punishment They feared the plague and regarded it as a deadly scourge. 1015 1003 SARDONIC RUDIMENTARY 1004 RUMINATE 1016 SATIRIC 1017 1005 SATURATE RUMMAGE 1018 SATURNINE 1006 SAGA 1019 SAUNTER 1007 SAGACIOUS 1020 SAVANT 1008 SALIENT 1021 SAVOR 1022 SCAPEGOAT 1009 SALUBRIOUS 1023 SCHISM 1024 1010 SCOURGE SALUTATORY 1011 SALVAGE 1025 SCRUPULOUS 1026 SCURRILOUS 1027 1012 SECULAR SANCTION 1013 SANGUINE .7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 43/51 ROTUNDITY n. etc. he is not as gloomy as he looks. NASA searched for scapegoats on whom they could cast te blame. a. chew the cud. scholar Our faculty includes many world-famous savants. or quality I think your choice of a successor savor of favoritism. roundness. the opening oration at the commemcement in American colleges n. v. v. cheerful. salt)+i(=s.a. sarcastic. having a red complexion. something could go wrong. someone who bears the blame for others After the Challenger disaster.v. sonorousness of speech Washington Irving emphasized the rotundity of the governor by describing his height and circumference. fire. v. Let us not be too sanguine about the outcome.e. payment given to those who save property. a. keen. ransack. thoroughly search When we rummaged through the trunks in the attic. ponder We cannot afford to wait while you ruminate upon these plans. stroll slowly as we sauntered through the park. obscene. division.. n. tasty. optimistic. not developed. scandinavian myth. a. One of the salient features of that newspaper is its excellent editorial page. have a distinctive flavor. outstanding. a. relishable This chef has the knack of making most foods more sapid and appealing.. rescue from loss Is it too much to expect that I will be able to salvage a few shreds of self-respect from my humiliating failure?. shrewd. split Let us not widen the schism by further bickering.Word List Title 1002 Vocabulary Wizard 6. All attempts to salvage the wrecked ship failed. healthful Many people with hay fever move to more salubrious sections of the country during the months of August and September. extremely thorough I can recommend him for a position of responsibility for I have found him a very scrupulous young man. worldly. easily noticed. cynical The sardonic humor of nightclub comedians who satirize or ridicule patrons in the audience strikes some people as amusing and others as rude. conscientious. sal(=leap. indecent Your scurrilous remarks are especially offensive because they are untrue. shipwreck. not pertaining to church matters. we found many souvenirs of our childhood days. n. a. smell. n. a. whip. v. or ship saved. v. <saving of> waste material that can be used again after being processed. etc.". sangu(=blood) hopeful. we stopped frequently to admire the spring flowers. forward wedge driven into the enemy's battle front. 1014 SAPID a. elementary His dancing was limited to a few rudimentary steps. property. cargo. a. a. resembling poetry.or corruption is held up to ridicule v. temporal The church leaders decided not o interfere in secular matters. having insight He is much too sagacious to be fooled by a trick like that. n. approve. gloomy Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance. lash. soak Their clothes were saturated by the rain. n. a. n. a. save from loss. n. hopeful The nurse changed his sanguine bandage. disdainful. pointing outwards The long Allied struggle to push back the salient that the Nazis had created in Belgium in 1944 is popularly known as "The Battle of the Bulge. incapacity. in which vice. ratify Nothing will convince me to sanction the engagement of my daughter to such a worthless young man. salv(=safe)+age(=act) the rescue of a ship and cargo at sea from peril such as fire. savory. any legend This is a saga of the sea and the men who risk their lives on it. wreck.

a. a. shallow place The ship was stranded on a shoal and had to be pulled off by tugs. n. a. 1040 SLOTH n. a. fragment..)+ous(=having the quality of) seeming right or true.. spec(=look)+i(=s. a. 1052 SPURIOUS . boil The nation was seething with discontent as the noblemen continued their arrogant ways. n. seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning Instead of advancing valid arguments. someone who spends money prodigallyRecklessly wasteful a. counterfeit She tried to pay the check with a spurious ten-dollar bill. not morally honest The snake moved in a sinuous manner. soldiers assigned to desk jobs were sometimes called sarcastically the "chairbound infantry" or "the sedentary commandos". slow-moving tree dwelling mammal Note how well the somewhat greenish coat of the sloth enables it to blend in with its arboreal surrounding. laziness. spending much of thier time seated. You will never get the public to buy such shoddy material. of or like a sloven. n. rather than just offer servile approval of everything he says. occurring irregularly Although there are sporadic outbursts of shooting. be disturbed. n. talking to oneself The soliloquy is a device by the dramatist to reveal a character's innermost thoughts and emotions. Uriah Heep was a very servile individual. slavish. Such sloth in a young person is deplorable. temporary stay After his sojourn in Florida.. careless in work habits Isn't it strange that a young woman who will spend hours making sure that she looks "just right" for a date is often so slovenly at other times?. base. move furtively and secretly He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city in order to avoid meeting any of his former friends. spiteful. n. request urgently. n. false. having a sawtoothed edge The beech tree is one of many plants that have serrated leaves. I am a skeptic. made to seem better than it is. a. make amorous advances towards.(secondary meaning). untidy. a. Let us not be misled by such specious arguments. seemingly reasonable but incorrect We are mostly likely to fall victim to specious reasoning when we have an emotional desire to believe what we are being told. Because he had a sedentary occupation. sed(=sit)+ent(=quality)+ary(=relating to) done sitting down at a desk. doubter In this matter. make a solicitation or entreaty for something. v. n. irritable. filthy. we may report that the major rebellion has been defeated. I want proof. go to work! a. v. diligent The young woman was so sedulous that she received a commendation for her hard work. gift for finding valuable things not searched for Many scientific discoveries are a matter of serendipity. offer one's body for sex in return for money n. he decided to visit a gymnasium weekly. not genuine. bending in and out.Word List Title 1028 Vocabulary Wizard 6. vile The social worker was angered by the sordid housing provided for the homeless. requiring sitting During the war. of poor quality. cringing A President needs people who will tell him frankly when they think he is wrong.. sleep producer I do not need a sedative when I listen to one of his soporific speeches. generally of pottery The archaeologist assigned several students the task of reassembling earthenware vessels from the shards he had brought back from the expedition. he began to long for her colder climate of his native New England home. a. Such slovenly work habits will never produce good products. but its construction was so shoddy that within a few months it seemed to be falling apart. peevish People shunned him because of his splenetic temper. inferior The record player looked impressive. serv(=serve)+ile(=capable of) of or like a slave. sham.. he tried to overwhelm his audience with a flood of sophistries.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 44/51 SEDENTARY a. etc. winding.e. n. 1041 SLOVENLY 1029 SEDULOUS 1030 SEETHE 1042 SOJOURN 1031 SERENDIPITY 1043 SOLICIT 1032 SERRATED 1044 SOLILOQUY 1033 SERVILE 1045 SOPHISTRY 1034 SHARD 1046 SOPORIFIC 1047 SORDID 1035 SHOAL 1048 SPECIOUS 1036 SHODDY 1049 SPENDTHRIFT 1037 SINUOUS 1050 SPLENETIC 1038 SKEPTIC 1051 1039 SPORADIC SKULK v. obsequious. but not really so. a. lacking in the spirit of independence.

loud and harsh She scolded him in a strident voice. settle down. sub(=under)+sid(=sit) subsidiary company. staying power I doubt that she has the stamina to run the full distance of the marathon race. guile. specify If the contract was framed by a good lawyer. n. a. serving as a help or support but not of first importance. pay for services There is a nominal stipend for this position. sober. n. we are interested only in establishing peaceful relations. supporting bar His strut as he marched about the parade ground revealed him for what he was : a pompous buffoon. n.e. strength. verify. stale. essential. make express conditions. poor It is easy to see how crime can breed in such a squalid neighborhood. motionless. token of disgrace.. smooth. he crouched on the no longer stable ground. allotted amount. a. neglected. conquer. stig(=to prick. The engineer calculated that the strut supporting the rafter needed to be reinforced. and how payment is to be made. pompous walk. insist upon as part of an agreement. state of apathy. v. subordinate. having no reproductive power n. lack of awareness The pain-killer kept him in a dreamlike stupor . v. n. daze. stup(=dumb-struck) almost unconscious condition caused by shock. dull.. grow quiet The doctor assured us that the fever would eventually subside.a. n. marked with parallel bands The glacier left many striated rocks. 1066 STRIATED a.. the fact that you were acquitted clears you completely. bring under control It is not our aim to subjugate our foe. secondary The responsibility to the general public on the part of these corporations and their subsidiaries is not lessened by the fact that they pay heavy taxes. to mark) describe somebody scornfully. v. delicacy The subtlety of his remarks was unnoticed by most of his audience. v. n. In his stupor. assigned portion of work He performed his daily stint cheerfully and willingly. stump The detective was stymied by the contradictory evidence in the robbery investigation. the addict was unaware of the events taking place around him. mark as wicked Have we reached the stage where anyone who refuses to go along with the majority opinion is to be stigmatized as a malcontent and a radical?. a. brand I do not attach any stigma to the fact that you were accused of this crime. trembling. dull The stagnant water was a breeding ground for disease.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 45/51 SQUALID a. descend. check flow of blood It is imperative that we stanch the gushing wound before we attend to the other injuries. alcohol. dirty. v. cunning. present an obstacle.Word List Title 1053 Vocabulary Wizard 6. a. etc. bland He is particularly good in roles that require suavity and sophistication. a. n. drugs. I do not want to stigmatize this young offender for life by sending her to prison. the president stipulated that NATO teams be allowed to inspect Soviet bases. stip(=press together)+ul(=s. support I intend to substantiate my statement by producing witness. person who is indifferent to pleasure or pain The doctor called her patient a stoic because he had borne the pain of the examination without whimpering. 1067 1054 STRIDENT STAGNANT 1068 STRUT 1055 STAID 1056 STAMINA 1069 STUPOR 1057 STANCH 1058 STERILE STIGMA 1070 STYMIE 1059 1071 SUAVE 1060 STIGMATIZE 1072 SUBJUGATE 1073 SUBSIDE 1061 STINT 1074 SUBSIDIARY 1062 STIPEND 1063 STIPULATE 1075 SUBSTANTIATE 1076 SUBSTANTIVE 1064 STOIC 1077 SUBTLETY 1065 STOLID . brand. pertaining to the substance Although the delegates were aware of the importance of the problem. impassive The earthquake shattered his usual stolidity. n..)+ate(=make) state or put forward as a necessary condition. This information may be used as subsidiary evidence but is not sufficient by itself to prove your argument. nicety. where.. v. a. it will stipulate exactly when. v. Before agreeing to reduce American military forces in Europe. sedate Her conduct during the funeral ceremony was staid and solemn. supply. they could not agree on the substantive issues. a.

guess. entreating. Tom loved to tantalize his younger brother. just give me the bare facts. it was generally accepted as an established truth. precisely)+cinct(=gird. usurp I know that love is fickle. many) costly. a servile flatterer. bandage When I visited him in the hospital. wrap around. I surmise that he will be late for this meeting. etc. showing a brooding ill humor. make) too much of anything. v. take the place of someone. hypothesis. logical formula utilizing a major premise. n. [cause to]take too much of anything. a. talking little New Englanders are reputedly taciturn people v. lavish. n. suc<sub(=under.. thes(=to place) a combination of parts to form a whole.clandestine If.v. Ferdinand Marcos was supplanted by Corazon Aquino as president of the Philippines. now I want action!. n. especially food and drink. habitually silent.. especially of those in authority or influence n.)+ous(=full. tight. n. a. bind) terse. Now that we have succeeded in isolating this drug.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 46/51 SUCCINCT a.. unnecessary Please try not to include so many superfluous details in your report. and the city editor had it expanded into a feature story.in a secret. a. excessive. cloy. all Romans are Europeans" is an example of a syllogism . sur(=over. sup<sub(=under)+pos(=put) supposing. n.. His remarks are always succinct and pointed. a. combining parts into a whole This bill is a synthesis of the work of several senators.e. log(=speech) a formal argument with a major and minor premise and a conclusion. a. tease.. and he gave it some food. beseeching He could not resist the dog's suppliant whimpering. assistance. I cannot recall when I have had such a sumptuous thanksgiving feast.v.got made. surmise You may be right in your belief that Jan won't let us use her car. terse. but I never expected to be supplnted in her affections by a crumb like Danny Orr. rich What a chang-from a college dormitory to the sumptuous accommodations of a big-city luxury hotel!. v. I found him swathed in bandages. but to my surprise. hypothesis. ready The captain maintained that he ran a taut ship.Word List Title 1078 Vocabulary Wizard 6. they were not aware of the illegal character of their undertaking. 1096 TACIT 1087 SUPPLIANT 1097 TACITURN 1088 SUPPOSITION 1098 TANTALIZE 1099 TAUT . v. I cannot accept the conclusion. as they claim. our next problem is to plan its synthesis in the laboratory. a. but remember that this is still only a supposition . a. relief We shall be ever grateful for the succor you country gave us when we were in need. tantal(=<King> Tantalus) keep just out of reach something that somebody desires. 1089 SURFEIT n. why did they plan it in a surreptitious way.stealthy way. all Italians are Europeans. excessive)+feit<fect(=do. in place of)+plant(=plant) take the place of . overabundant. overfeed I have had my surfeit of excuses and evasions. a minor premise and a conc "All Romans are Italians. darkened by clouds a. News of their surreptitious meeting gradually leaked out. expressed briefly and clearly.. compact The reporter gave the rewrite man a succinct account of what had happened. sur<sub(=under)+rep<rap(=take) done. therefore. aid. sup<sub(=under. separate. several My suspicions were aroused when I read sundry items in the newspapers about your behavior. There must be a fallacy in this syllogism. various. I based my decision to confide in him on the supposition that he would be discreet. torture with disappointment How can you be so cruel as to tantalize the poor dog by offering him tidbits that you will never let him have?. part Northern and southern Ireland are politically and religiously sundered. understood. sur(=over)+mis(=send) guess. raise hopes that cannot be realized. replace. waste)+u(=s. conjecture I offered that explanation as a mere surmise . I am surfeited with the sentimentality of the average motion picture film. spread over A blush suffused her cheeks when we teased her about her love affair. luxurious.. use. brief. not put into words We have a tacit agreement based on only a handshake. 1079 SUCCOR 1090 SURMISE 1080 SUFFUSE 1091 SURREPTITIOUS 1081 SULLEN 1082 SUMPTUOUS 1092 SWATHE 1093 1083 SYCOPHANT SUNDER 1094 SYLLOGISM 1084 SUNDRY 1085 SUPERFLUOUS 1095 1086 SYNTHESIS SUPPLANT v. splendid. a. especially after getting him out of office. magnificent. sumpt(=take.

sin Forgive us our transgressions. baffle. frustrate He felt that everyone was trying to thwart his plans and prevent his success. he had wholly surrendered himself to lethargy. dogma The agnostic did not accept the tenets of their faith. rashness Do you have the temerity to argue with me? 1116 TIMOROUS a. sluggishness. become public or come to be known..7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 47/51 TAWDRY a. persistency. tie with a rope Before we went to sleep. n. n. news of our conclusions transpired . extreme struggling anguish v. v. docile You will find the children in this school very tractable and willing to learn. news of our conclusions transpired.. brawling woman "The Taming of the Shrew" is one of many stories of the methods used in changing a termagant into a demure lady. dormancy Nothing seemed to arouse him from his torpor. painful labor How long do you think a man can endure such travail and degradation without rebelling? 1101 TEEM TEMERITY 1117 TORPID 1102 1118 1103 TORPOR TEMPERAMENT n. change. lukewarm During the summer. know the exact relationship of our physical to our mental being. fearful. n. said the speaker. it is quite another to traduce his character and his record. twisiting force. indeed.. lethargic The torpid bear had just come out of his cave after his long hibernation. become known. dormant.Word List Title 1100 Vocabulary Wizard 6. demonstrating fear His timorous manner betrayed the fear he felt at the moment. force producing rotation With her wrench she applied sufficient torque to the nut to loosen it. a. on the earth We have been able to explore the terrestrial regions much more thoroughly than the aquatic or celestial regions. existing for a short time only v. In spite of all our efforts to keep the meeting a secret. n. a. bondage The captured soldier was held in thrall by the conquering army. boldness. doctrine. dull. slander. v. n. happen In spite of all our efforts to keep the meeting secret. is to transmute the primitive selfishness of the child into socially useful modes of behavior. n. convert to something different The task of education. scolding. a. abrupt. v. a. expose to slander It is one thing to oppose him vigorously in the election. slave. n. to be full to overflowing n. we tethered the horses to prevents their wandering off during the night. the extent to which our bodily condition causes our temperament or the exact process by which the brain makes the intangible thing called thought. temper(=stretch) person's disposition or nature We do not. concise. he comes directly to the point. across)+duc(=lead) say untrue or malicious things about. nature or substance of. a. He was unable to transmute his dreams into actualities. I like to take a tepid bath. holding fast I had to struggle to break his tenacious hold on my arm. a. v. firmness. adhesiveness It is extremely difficult to overcome the tenacity of a habit such as smoking n. tran<trans(=through)+spir(=breathe) give off moisture or pass off vapor. cheap and gaudy He won a few tawdry trinkets in Coney Island. quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument We identify the instrument producing a musical sound by its timbre. a. a. we know not what we do. poisonous We must seek an antidote for whatever toxic substance he has eaten. 1119 TORQUE 1104 TENACIOUS 1120 TORTUROUS TOXIC 1121 1105 TENACITY 1122 TRACTABLE 1106 TENET 1123 TRADUCE 1107 TEPID 1108 TERMAGANT 1124 TRANSGRESSION 1109 TERRESTRIAL 1125 TRANSITORY TRANSMUTE 1126 1110 TERSE 1111 TETHER 1127 TRANSPIRE 1112 THRALL 1113 THROE THWART 1114 1128 TRAVAIL 1115 TIMBRE . His opponents tried to traduce the candidate's reputation by spreading rumors about his past. pithy I admire his terse style of writing. exhale. n. tra<trans(=over. trans(=intensive)+mut(=change) change the shape. n. marked by extreme suffering a. shrew. violation of a law. lethargy. not a hot one.

unfortunate. penetrating. The decision of the tribunal was final and the prisoner was sentenced to death. a. sense of injury or insult She took umbrage at his remarks and stormed away in a huff. a.. commonplace The trite and predictable situations in many television programs alienate many viewers. mysterious We listened to an uncanny sense of direction." a. not easily controlled. Most biographers portray Lincoln as an uncouth and ungainly young man. hackneyed. noise She could not make herself heard over the tumult of the mob. disobedient. riot. A visitor may be denied admittance to this country if she has been guilty of moral turpitude. a. aggressiveness. The ridiculous decision the jury has arrived at is a travesty of justice. The only way to curb this unruly mob is to use tear gas. n. n. having one only possible meaning. genuine.. resentment. unnatural. I am afraid of his trenchant wit for it is so often sarcastic. You have the uncanny knack of reading my innermost thoughts.. she made rapid progress as a virtuoso.. n. commotion.voc(=call. n. suave. n. keen After the Senator's trenchant analysis.. fear. the so-called "try-outs" for the play were no more than a travesty . awkward. not cultured. lawless The unruly child was expelled from school. a.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 48/51 TRAVESTY n. being everywhere. omnipresent You must be ubiquitous for I meet you wherever I go. muddy. tra<trans(=over. tax levied by a ruler. situated beyond. a. 1143 TUTELAGE 1130 TREK 1144 UBIQUITOUS 1131 TRENCHANT 1145 ULTERIOR 1132 TREPIDATION 1146 UMBRAGE 1133 TRIBUNAL 1147 UNCANNY 1134 TRIBUTE 1148 UNCOUTH 1135 TRITE 1149 UNEQUIVOCAL 1136 TROTH 1137 TRUCULENCE 1150 UNFEIGNED 1138 TUMID 1151 UNRULY 1139 TUMULT 1152 UNTOWARD 1140 TURBID 1153 UNWONTED 1141 TURBULENCE 1154 URBANE . depravity She was charged with moral turpitude . beyond what is first seen or said. anger. distinct. v. 1142 TURPITUDE n. turp(=vile) wickedness. a. clumsy. having the sediment disturbed The water was turbid after the children had waded through it. real She turned so pale that I am sure her surprise was unfeigned.voice) clear.Word List Title 1129 Vocabulary Wizard 6. My answer to your proposal is an unequivocal and absolute "No. n. pledge of good faith especially in betrothal He gave her his troth and vowed he would cherish her always. disorderly. annoying Untoward circumstances prevent me from being with you on this festive occasion. refined. outlandish. mysterious. situated beyond. keen. a. trembling agitation We must face the enemy without trepidation if we are to win this battle. migrate The tribe made their trek further north that summer in search of game. state of violent agitation We were frightened by the turbulence of the ocean during the storm. strange. a. a. n. pompous. a.. boorish The handsome young man was surprisingly uncouth at dinner. swollen. unaccustomed He hesitated assume the unwonted role of master of ceremonies at the dinner. guardianship. place of judgment. obvious She won his unequivocal support. ferocity Tynan's reviews were noted for their caustic attacks and general tone of truculence. n.. plain. weird. across)+vest(=dress) any treatment that makes a serious work seem ridiculous. each of us should have a clear idea of what is involved and where we stand on the issue. travel. unstated His ulterior motive was not clear even to himself. equ(=same. a. since there is no obvious reason for it.v. comical parody. I prefer writing which is less swollen and bombastic. rough. incisive.. bombastic I especially dislike his tumid style. a. court of justice The prisoner appeared before the tribunal for sentencing. treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous Since she knew in advance whom she would choose for each role. trench(=cut)+ant(=having the quality of) sharp. You must have an ulterior motive for your behavior. n. cutting. imitation or description of something.. elegant the courtier was urbane and sophisticated. training Under the tutelage of such masters of the instrument. a. clear-cut. mark of respect The colonists refused to pay tribute to a foreign despot.

a.. n. caprice. though prematurely born. n.Word List Title 1155 Vocabulary Wizard 6. cover Casual acquaintances were deceived by his veneer of sophistication and failed to recognize his fundamental shallowness. who had hoped to hear more than empty platitudes. compete When we vie with each other for his approval. a. we discovered that the writer had said very little. n. I am accustomed to life's vicissitudes. He was a versatile athlete. n.e. at college he had earned varsity letters in baseball. n. capable of being bribed The venal policeman accepted the bribe offered him by the speeding motorist whom he had stopped. inane The vacuous remarks of the politician annoyed the audience.)+ile(=capable of) interested in and clever at many different things. but the author has practically smothered it in endless pages of unnecessary verbiage .. having various uses. vers(=turn)+at(=s. empty. n. with marked vigor He objected vehemently to a vote taking place in the absence of a quorum. verb(=word)+i(=s. a. vigil/lively watchfulness. 1172 1158 VACUOUS 1159 VAGARY 1173 VERTIGO 1160 VANTAGE 1174 VESTIGE 1161 VAUNT VAUNTED 1175 VEX 1162 1176 VIABLE 1163 VEHEMENT 1177 VICARIOUS 1164 VENAL 1178 VICISSITUDE 1165 VENEER 1166 VENERATE 1179 VIE 1167 VERACIOUS 1180 VIGILANCE 1168 VERBIAGE 1181 VILIFY 1169 VERBOSE . n.. walls and any other point of vantage they could find. fluctuation. slander She is a liar and is always trying to vilify my reputation. truth.v. position giving an advantage They fired upon the enemy from behind trees. 1156 UXORICIDE VACILLATION 1171 1157 VERNACULAR VERSATILE n. a. remains We discovered vestiges of early Indian life in the cave. pompous array of words That book has an interesting plot. bragged. After we had waded through all the verbiage. done by a deputy Many people get a vicarious thrill at he movies by imagining they are the characters on the screen. wavering His vacillation when confronted with a problem annoyed all of us who had to wait until he made his decision. v. truthful I can recommend him for this position because I have always found him veracious and reliable. we must edit it. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. is viable and has a good chance to survive. n. v. impetuous. and failure and success. acting as a substitute. and track. keeping watch Constant vigilance is necessary in order to avoid accidents in driving. she is doing the best she can. extravagant self-praise a. change of fortune The vicissitude of life may suddenly make a millionaire poor. a. whim She followed every vagary of fashion. the people venerate their ancestors. having experienced poverty and wealth. annoy. contend.e. etc. especially in somebody's fortunes. thin layer. extravagant self-praise. n. having many talents. n. trace. we are merely weakening ourselves and strengthening him. wordy This article is too verbose. dizziness We test potential plane pilots for susceptibility to spells of vertigo. a. 1170 VERITY n. v. revere In China. highly publicized This much vaunted project proved a disappointment when it collapsed.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 49/51 USURY n. capable of working in many fields Leonardo da Vinci was a versatile genius who excelled in many different fields of art and science. n.. sickness and health. capable of maintaining life The infant.)+age(=collective) unnecessary words for the expression of an idea. a. lending money at illegal rates of interest The loan shark was found guilty of usury. football. the language of one's country a. vicis(=change) change. boasted. v. reality The four verities were revealed to Buddha during his long meditation.. distress Please try not to vex your mother.

. "Why so pale and wan. Mr. grow gradually smaller From now until December 21. gay Her manner of speaking is so vivacious that even commonplace remarks semm to suggest charm and excitement. a. very greedy or eager in some desire or persuit. viv(=live. fanciful. realistic judgment of the practical business executive. a. fanciful.. glib His answer at the press conference was rambling and voluble while giving practically no information. I will be ravenous by the time the meal is served. 1183 VIRILE 1195 VOLUBLE 1184 VIRTUOSO 1185 VIRULENT 1196 VORACIOUS 1186 VISAGE 1187 VISCOUS 1197 VOUCHSAFE 1188 VISIONARY 1198 VULNERABLE 1199 WAIVE 1200 1189 WAN VITRIOLIC 1190 VIVACIOUS 1201 WANE 1202 WANTON 1191 VOCIFEROUS 1203 WELTER 1204 1192 WHEEDLE VOGUE 1205 WHET 1193 VOLATILE 1206 WHIMSICAL . a. etc. fanciful. unruly.. the wolf is a voracious animal. bewildering jumble At the height of the battle. corrosive. volu(=roll)+ble<able(=capable of) loquacious. voice)+i(=s. fond lover?" v.e.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 50/51 VINDICATE v. stimulate The odors from the kitchen are whetting my appetite. n. extremely poisonous The virus is highly virulent and has made many of us ill for days. a. excessive His wanton. full) devouring or eager to devour large puantities of food.. give up temporarily.v. manly I do not accept the premise that a man is virile only when he is belligerent. mystical To the enthusiasm and dedication of the typical visionary he added the cool. having a pale or sickly color. The crowd grew vociferous in its anger and threatened to take the law into its own hands. a. quaint "Peter Pan" is a whimsical play. n. n. a. deceive by flattery She know she can wheedle almost anything she wants from her father.. a. coax. sharpen.Word List Title 1182 Vocabulary Wizard 6. life)+aci(=s. guarantee Vouchsafe me a visit. a. a. popular fashion Jeans became the vogue on many college campuses. yield I will waive my rights in this matter in order to expedite our reaching a proper decision.)+ous(=having the quality of) lively. The existing welter of overlapping federal and state programs cries out for immediate reform. vin(=force)+dic(=say)+ate(=make) prove the justice. a. She had always been vivacious and sparkling.. Johnson vouchsafed to attend our party. a. 1194 VOLITION n. sarcastic Such vitriolic criticism is uncalled for. n. the power of willing. susceptible to wounds Achilles was vulnerable only in his heel. I hope to vindicate my client and return him to society as a free man. She was a voluble speaker. grant condescendingly. v. drunken ways cost him many friends. produced by imagination. unchaste. cajole. mercurial Ethly chloride is a very volatile liquid. the casualties were so numerous that the victims weltered in their blood while waiting for medical attention. validity. always ready to talk. lighthearted.)+fer(=carry)+ous(=having the quality of) noisy. act of making a conscious choice Although she emphasizes that she was the helpless victim of bad luck. clamorous At lunchtime. existing only in a vision or the imagination.)+ous(=many. wallow. appearance The stern visage of the judge indicated that she had decided to impose a severe penalty. n. animated. sticky. insatiable.high-spirited.e.the room rang with the vociferous debates between the Cincinnati and Cleveland fans. one can recognize the effects of her own volition in bringing about her own downfall. gluey Melted tar is a viscous substance. truth. clear of charges My faith in that seemingly "ordinary" young girl was vindicated many years later when she won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. v. fluent. fluent. turmoil. able to talk very quickly and easily.gay.)+tion(=that which) the act of exercising one's will. ravenous Has antone ever measured how many hours of TV time are needed to satisfy a small boy's voracious appetite for Westerns?. vol(=will)+i(=s. its hunger never satisfied. the hours of daylight will wane.. evaporating rapidly. rotating. vor(=eat)+aci(=s. of. vis(=look)+ion(=state)+ary(=relating to) visionary person. capricious.e. pallid Suckling asked. a. v. the winter solstice. highly skilled artist Heifetz is a violin virtuoso. face.yelling. She was given to visionary schemes which never materialized.e. voc(=call. unpractical. She selected this dress of her own volition a.a. v.

pleasing. take by violence With only ten seconds left to play.7 (Vocabulary Wizard) ¨Ï1995-2005 Prosigner 10/07/24 PM01:59 page 51/51 WILY a. it is good to be in an open boat under a full sail. pull away. our team wrested victory from their grasp. gentle breeze. n.. a. shriveled The wizened old man in the home for the aged was still active and energetic. point directly overhead in the sky. By her winsome manner. engaging Marie is not particularly pretty. v. v. agreeable. a. but her sparkling personality and high spirits make her extremely winsome . west wind When these zephyrs blow. 1208 WINSOME 1209 WIZENED 1210 WREAK 1211 WREST 1212 ZEALOT 1213 ZENITH 1214 ZEPHYR . bright. inflict I am afraid he will wreak his wrath on the innocent as well as the guilty. the glare was not as strong as at sunrise and sunset. summit When the sun was at its zenith. attractive.Word List Title 1207 Vocabulary Wizard 6. she made herself liked by everyone who met her. withered. gracious. fanatic. cunning. person who shows excessive zeal It is good to have a few zealots in our group for their enthusiasm is contagious. n. artful She is as wily as a fox in avoiding trouble. n.

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