Side ASide B
allegeVerb Unit 8
v. to assert without proof or confirmationAre you alleging that i am not the victum here?Syn:claim, assert without proof, contend
adj. thoroughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blatantYour arrant lies sting my ears.Syn:shameless, egregious, unmitigated
n. light and playful conversationThis badinage is very pleasing to partake in in the morning.Syn:ight conversation, banter, repartee
conciliateVerb Unit 8
v. to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistentI conciliated the king my lady so that he is back on your side again.Syn:pacify, placate,...
countermandVerb Unit 8
v. to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the firstI here by countermand the dukes banishment because i feel that he has proved himself to be a loyal...
n. one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangementThe echelon marched two by two.Syn;level, rank
exacerbateVerb Unit 8
v. to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painfulYou are exacerbating my wounds rather than healing them with your judging words.Syn:aggravate, intensify, worsen
adj. stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied wayYour fatuous love for me will be your down fall. Syn:silly, vapid, inane
adj. impossible to disprove; beyond argumentThe irrefutable evidence proves that he took the cookie from the cookie jar.Syn:indisputable, beyond argument, undeniable
n. a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its pathThe juggernaut threw the bolder into the sky blocking my way out.Syn:massive, inescapable force
adj. lacking spirit or interest, halfheartedI don't want a lackadaisical sorry from you give it to me whole heartedly. Syn:halfhearted, listless, indifferent, lax
n. a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with response from the congregation; any repetitive chant; a long listThe fathers sermon was a mix of...
adj. grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subjectThe macabre subject of death disgusted the fair ladies.Syn:grisly, gruesome, grim, ghoulish
n. an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearthThe paucity of food will cause a famine in the later months.Syn:lack, dearth
v. to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning ofThe oracle portended the lack of rain in the years to come.Syn:foretell, foreshadow, bode, suggest...
v. to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or outThe men razed the town destroying every bit of it.sYn:demolish, pull down, shave off
v. to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retractI would like to recant my previous statement from the record.Syn:retract, disavow,...
saturateVErb Unit 8
v. to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fullyYou must saturate the cake in the liquids fully or else it wont have proper flavoring.Syn:soak thoroughly, permeate, fill to...
adj. of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in moodThe boys girlfriend acted saturnine to him after he forgot to give her a birthday present.Syn:sullen, morose
v. to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary; to plod through as if through mudIf you don't need it or don't want it slough it away.Syn:shed, slog,...
(n.) ovation, a shout of welcomeI recieved a standing ovation for my preformance.
(adj.) Characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral Syn: RusticThe bucolic pot had an old world appeal.
(v) to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously Syn: Libel Ant: WhitewashTry not to calumniate my client with false accustaions.
(adj.)Extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow (to): reserved, diffident Syn: Skittish Ant: IncautiousThe boy was chary of new people.
(n)Secret agreement or cooperation Syn: Connivance, cahootsMany were brought into WW1 by collusions between each other.
(n)a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way; superficial Syn: Trifler Ant: Professionalthe dilettante traveled from city to city taking on...
(adj.)not easily excited; emotionally steady Syn: Serene, UnflappableThe imperturbable frog would not move for any noise.
(n)an enlargement, increase, addition. Syn: AccretionHis monthly salary increased in increments.
Mandate(n.) (v)Unit 9
(n.)An authoritative command, formal order, authorization; (v)to issue such an order. Syn: DirectiveI mandate you to do as i say.The king mandated that we all have to say nee at...
(adj.)Trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy Syn: PiddlingThe paltry details can get smoothed over later.
(n.)A sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsionHis paroxysms of speaches throw the class for a loop.
(n.)a pretentious display of knowledge, overly rigid attention to rules and details Syn: Pettifoggery, nit-pickingHe was so annoying with his pedantry.
(n.)the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign countryI lover to go on peregrinations so that i can learn about other peoples culture.
(adj.)Fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aurathe redolent aroma of peaches gives me joyous memories of grandmas house.
(adj.)Shining, radiant, resplendent.The refulgent diamond sparkled.
(n.)a word, expression, or custon that distinguished a particualar group of persons from all others; a commonplace saying or truism Syn: slogan, password, catchphraseA common shibboleth...
(n.)A beginner, novice; one with little or no background or skill Syn: NEOPHYTE!The tyro was clumsy on his first day.
(adj.)not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless Ant: DesultoryHis unremitting blabbering gave me a headache.
(v)To swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver in mind or will Syn: Oscillate Ant: PersevereIt is not good to be vacillate in decisions because then...
(adj.)harshly abusive, severely scolding Syn: Scurrilous Ant: LaudatoryThe boys was vituperative when he told his mother that he could not accept her new marriage.