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Bulldog12 Unit G1

acquisitive (adj) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property; greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive altruistic, unretentive
arrogate (v)to claim or take without right; expropriate, usurp, commandeer relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon
banal (adj) hackneyed, trite, commmonplace; stale, insipid fresh, novel, original, new
belabor (v) to work excessively; to thrash soundly; overwork
carping (adj) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way;(n) petty, nagging criticism; nit-picking, caviling approving, uncritical
coherent (adj) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful; connected, unified, consistent, cohesive muddled, cahotic, disjointed
congeal (v) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid; harden, jell, coagulate, solidify melt, liquefy
emulate (v)to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model; copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to
encomium (n)a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute; panegyric, eulogy, commendation condemnation, castigation, criticism
eschew (v)to avoid, shun, keep away from; abstain from stter clear of forgo embrace, adopt
germane (adj) appropriate, apropos, fitting, relevant, pertinent irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
insatiable (adj) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied; unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
intransigent (adj) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable; uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
invidious (adj) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
largesse (n) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions; liberality, munificence, bounty stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness
reconnaissance (n) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination; scouting, expedition
substantiate (v) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to; verify confirm, validate, authenticate refute, disprove, invalidate
taciturn (adj) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little; tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose
temporize (v) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise; hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
tenable (adj) capable of being held or defended; defensible, justifiable, maintainable indefensible, unjustifiable
Created by: krisnich13