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SO - Level E, 4-6

SO - Level E, Review Units 4-6

QuestionAnswer
affiliated adj. associated, connected
ascertain v. to find out
attainment n. an accomplishment; the act of achieving
bequeath v. to give or pass on as an inheritance
cogent adj. forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
converge v. to move toward one point, approach nearer together
disperse v. to scatter, spread far and wide
esteem v. to regard highly; n. a highly favorable opinion or judgment
expunge v. to erase, obliterate, destroy
finite adj. having limits; lasting for a limited time
invulnerable adj. not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attach
malevolent adj. spiteful, showing ill will
nonchalant adj. cool and confident, unconcerned
omniscient adj. knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
panacea n. a remedy for all ills, cure-all; an answer to all problems
scrupulous adj. exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
skulk v. to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
supercilious adj. proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
uncanny adj. strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
venial adj. easily excused; pardonable
altruistic adj. unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent v. to express agreement; n. agreement
benefactor n. one who does good to others
chivalrous adj. marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency n. mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
dearth n. a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident adj. shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy n. a difference; a lack of agreement
embark v. to go aboard, to make a start; to invest
facile adj. easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent’ easily shown but not sincerely felt
indomitable adj. unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible adj. free from error; absolutely dependable
plod v. to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
pungent adj. causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss adj. neglectful in performance of one’s duty, careless
repose v. to rest; lie; place; n. relaxation; peace of mind, calmness
temerity n. rashness, boldness
truculent adj. fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned adj. sincere, real, without pretense
virulent adj. extremely poisonous; full of malice, spiteful
accede v. to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
brandish to wave or flourish in a menacing fashion
comprise v. to include or contain; to be made up of
deft adj. skillful, nimble
destitute adj. deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
explicit adj. definite, clearly stated
extirpate v. to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
inopportune adj. coming at a bad time; not appropriate
ironic adj. suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
musty adj. stale, moldy; out-of-date
officious adj. meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
ominous adj. unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
pinnacle n. a high peak or point
premeditated adj. considered beforehand, deliberately panned
rampant adj. growing without check, running wild
solace n. comfort, relief; v. to comfort, console
stately adj. dignified, majestic
supple adj. bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable, servile
suppress v. to stop by force, put down
venal adj. open to or marked by bribery or corruption
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