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Vocab. List (ASVAB)

TermDefinition
Camaraderie Mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
Occurrence The fact or frequency of something happening.
Dilapidated In a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.
Toxic Poisonous. / Denoting or relating to debt that has a high risk of default.
Autonomous Acting independently or having the freedom to do so.
Malinger Exaggerate or feign illness in order to escape duty or work. (EX: faking sick)
Entreated Ask earnestly or anxiously (EX: plead or beg)
Extract Remove or take away/out, especially by effort or force.
Arrogant Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
Unite Come or bring together for a common purpose or action.
Peril Serious or immediate danger.
Lathe A machine for shaping wood, metal, or other material by means of a rotating drive that turns the piece being worked on against changeable cutting tools.
Boisterous Noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy
Waive Refrain from insisting on or using (a right or claim).
Elusive Difficult to find, catch, or achieve. / Difficult to remember or recall.
Tenuous Very weak or slight. / very slender or fine; insubstantial.
Notorious Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
Lateral of, at, towards, or from the side or sides
Vague Of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.
Futile Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless
Decrepit Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.
Adamant Refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind.
Opulence Great wealth or luxuriousness.
Plentitude An abundance
Deplete Use up the supply or resources of / Diminish in number or quantity.
Labyrinth A complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way. (EX: a maze)
Fortitude Courage in pain or adversity.
Manual Worked by hand, not automatically or electronically
Variable Not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change
Function An activity or purpose natural to or intended for a person or thing.
Vend Offer small items especially from a stall or from a slot machine.
Subside Become a less intense, violent, or severe.
Acquisition An asset of object bought or obtained, typically by a library or museum.
Sporadic Occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated
Apparition The appearance of something remarkable or unexpected, typically an image of this type.
Denote Be a sign of; indicate
Upheaval A violent or sudden change or disruption to something.
Meager Lacking in quantity or quality.
Fortnight A period of two weeks.
Intact Not damaged or impaired in anyway; complete
Reprimanded Rebuke or punish
Tart Decorate or improve the appearance of something.
Paragon A person or thing viewed as a model of excellence.
Terse Sparing in the use of words; abrupt
Exclusive Excluding or not admitting other things
Ample Enough or more than enough; plentiful
Quibble A slight objection or criticism
Impartial Treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just
Appraise Assess the value or quality of
Subdue Overcome or bring under control
Conclude Bring to an end
Malign Evil in nature or effect; malevolent
Jeer Making rude and mocking remarks
Inflammable Easily set on fire
Thorough Complete with regard to every detail
Convey Make known or understandable to someone
Censor An aspect of the superego that is said to prevent certain ideas and memories from emerging into consciousness
Fulcrum The point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots. / A thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation.
Refutation The action of proving a statement or theory to be wrong or false.
Tangible Perceptible by touch
Charlatan A person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud
Evident Plain or obvious; clearly seen or understood
Enhance Intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of
Protrude Extend beyond or above a surface
Recur Occur again, periodically, or repeatedly
Alacrity Brisk and cheerful readiness
Consoled Comfort someone at a time of grief or disappointment
Resilience The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness
Insignificant Too small or unimportant to be worth consideration
Bias A concentration on or interest in one particular area or object
Controversial Giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement
Crimson A rich deep red color inclining to purple
Representation The action of speaking or acting on behalf of someone. / The description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way.
Cease Bring or come to an end
Feasible Possible to do easily or conveniently
Infirmity Physical or mental weakness
Conviction A formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law. / A firmly held belief or opinion.
Acute (A bad, difficult, or unwelcome situation) present or experienced to a severe or intense degree. / an angle less than 90 degrees
Impetus The force of energy with which a body moves. / The force that makes something happen or happen more quickly.
Parasitic Resulting from infection by a parasite. / Habitually relying on or exploiting others. / Inserted without etymological (origin and historical development of words and their meanings) justification.
Hysteria Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially among a group of people
Versatile Adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities
Proceed Begin or continue a course of action
Immerse Dip or submerge in a liquid. / Involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest.
Detriment The state of being harmed or damaged
Esteem Respect and admiration
Sequential Forming or following in a logical order or sequence
Symmetrical Made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis
Falter Start to lose strength or momentum. / Move unsteadily or in a way that shows lack of confidence.
Flexible Able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances or conditions
Havoc Widespread destruction / great confusion or disorder / lay waste to; devastate
Inherent Existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute
Consensus General agreement
Vigilant Keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties
Created by: Mathisjes