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Placement Exam Vocab

TermDefinition
abate (of something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative) become less intense or widespread.
abet encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular, to commit a crime or other offense.
abjure solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim).
abode a place of residence; a house or home.
accord give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).
acrid having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell.•angry and bitter.
adamant refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind.
adept very skilled or proficient at something.
adjacent next to or adjoining something else.
advocate a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.publicly recommend or support.
affable friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to.
affliction a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery: They sympathized with us in our affliction. 2. a cause of mental or bodily pain, as sickness, loss, calamity, or persecution.
agile nimble, quick
akin of kin; related by blood (usually used predicatively):allied by nature; having the same properties:having or showing an affinity; kindred
allege to assert without proof. 2. to declare with positiveness; affirm; assert: to allege a fact. 3. to declare before a court or elsewhere, as if under oath. 4. to plead in support of; offer as a reason or excuse. 5. Archaic. to cite or quote in confir
allot to divide or distribute by share or portion; distribute or parcel out; apportion: to allot the available farmland among the settlers. 2. to appropriate for a special purpose: to allot money for a park. 3. to assign as a portion; set apart; dedicate.
aloof 1. at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates. ADJECTIVE 2. reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof.
allure VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [AL·LURED, AL·LUR·ING.] 1. to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable. 2. to fascinate; charm. VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [AL·LURED, AL·LUR·ING.] 3. to be attractive or tempting. NOUN 4. fascination; charm;
ambiguous 1. open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer. 2. Linguistics (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more structural descriptions, as the sequence Flying planes can be
amiss 1. out of the right or proper course, order, or condition; improperly; wrongly; astray: Did I speak amiss? ADJECTIVE 2. improper; wrong; faulty: I think something is amiss in your calculations. IDIOMS 3. take amiss to be offended at or resentful of
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