Vocabulary Workshop, F/14


Vocabulary Workshop, Level F, Unit 14
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amenable
 
willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible
berate
 
to scold sharply
carnage
 
large-scale slaughter or loss of life
credulous
 
too ready to believe, easily deceived
criterion (pl. criteria)
 
a rule, test; a standard for judgment or evaluation
deplete
 
to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
expatiate
 
to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
extraneous
 
coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant
inception
 
the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.
infirmity
 
a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral, etc.)
jejune
 
lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile
obdurate
 
stubborn, unyielding
potpourri
 
a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent
precocious
 
showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
sadistic
 
delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
sententious
 
self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy
supplicate
 
to beg earnestly and humbly
surfeit
 
an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust / to feed or supply with anything to excess
tortuous
 
winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
turgid
 
swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language
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